Fly tying and fly fishing are equal parts fun, art, information, and fascination. Whatever tips and lessons Skip has learned at the vise or by the stream, you'll find them here.
We are Skip Morris, the down-to-earth author of twenty-three books on tying flies and fly fishing (including the best-selling beginner's book, Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple), and Carol Ann Morris, whose artful photography and detailed watercolors have been published in major fly fishing magazines and books (ie, Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, Big Sky Journal, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, Yale Angler's Journal, America's Favorite Flies, and others), and also in Skip's books and articles.
We're a husband-and-wife team who've been fishing together for over thirty years, and we love sharing our passion for fly fishing. We'll provide you with clear and simple instruction to make your journey into this sport fun and informative.
There is also instruction on how to use big attractor flies to motivate large trout to strike, how to catch salmon off of Washington's wild coast, and how to work chironomid-pupa imitations deep in a lake where big trout live.
There are many other techniques we'll share based on our experience on the water, and these tips will help you hook more fish and have more fun doing it.
Get an inside look at the secrets of this amazing sport, and find out more about the intriguing world of fly tying and fly fishing.
The information offered here gives you the chance to learn new skills and
enjoy yourself as you go.
The fly fishing and tying article links below (and in the left-hand navigation column) will take you to previously-published magazine articles (most of them written by Skip, and a few written by Carol).
These informational pieces span almost 30 years.
Some are filled with the fundamentals of tying and fishing techniques that remain vital to this day. Others contain cutting-edge fishing strategies or outline clear and simple tying instructions for many of today's most popular flies.
Other links take you to information about Skip's fly designs, fly tying lessons, talks and presentations, podcasts and interviews, a free trout-fly proportion chart, our YouTube Channel, and some of Carol's photo essays.
Would you like to contact Skip or Carol to do a talk for your
club meeting, conference, banquet, conclave, sportsman's show, or fly fishing expo?
For a list of Skip's Programs, click here:
For a list of Skip's fly tying clinics, click here:
Carol gives a 50-minute presentation on photography called
"Fly Fishing Photography 101: How to Capture What You See."
She'll provide more details on request.
Use the "Contact Us" form, or the "Contact us here" link above to get in touch with Carol about her talk.
Check out Carol's Etsy store, CarolAMorrisFlyFish for original gifts for the fly fisher:
Skip has a new literary essay in Big Sky Journal's annual Fly Fishing issue, called "Montana Mayflies" released February 1, 2024. Skip wrote; Carol painted. Here's the link to Big Sky Journal to check it out:
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Skip's literary essayMontana Mayflies in Big Sky Journal's February 2024 Fly Fishing issue...
Top 12 Dry Flies for Trout Streams: How, When, and Where to Fish Them, is now available on Amazon as an ebook...check it out! Click on the links below to go to the information page on Top 12 Dry Flies (the link to Amazon is at the bottom of the page...)
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Top 12 Dry Flies for Trout Streams: How, When, and Where to Fish Them (the link to Amazon is at the bottom of the page)...
Top 12 Nymphs for Trout Streams: How, When, and Where to Fish Them, 2nd Edition, originally published as an e-book only, is now available on Amazon as a paperback...check it out! Click on the links below to go to the information page on Top 12 Nymphs (the link to Amazon is at the bottom of the page...)
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Top 12 Nymphs for Trout Streams: How, When, and Where to Fish Them (2nd Edition). . .
Click here to get more information about Skip's latest book,
365 Tips for Trout, Bass, and Panfish...
Skip's ultra-popular Predator—a hit fly for bluegills and other panfishes and largemouth bass (also catches smallmouth bass and trout)—is being tied commercially by the Solitude Fly Company.
Tying the Predator