The Latest News from the Bench

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Fly Tying Lessons with Skip Morris

Fly tying lessons with master fly tier and instructor, Skip Morris. Skip is offering one-on-one one-hour fly tying lessons with individuals up to groups of four.

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The Gabriel's Trumpet

The Gabriel's Trumpet—author Skip Morris tied seemingly endless variations to refine this fly so it would look and behave as it should—holding the trout it attracts and attracting the trout it holds.

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Gabriel's Trumpet Tying Steps

Gabriel's Trumpet tying steps...Skip Morris goes step by step showing you how to tie this deadly little fly, and shares some tips and tactics in perfecting it at the vise.

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Ten Ways to Improve Your Nymph Fishing

Ten Ways to Improve Your Nymph Fishing...fly fishing authority Skip Morris takes you through his top ten techniques for success in fishing with a nymph.

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The Latest News from the Bench

The Latest News from the Bench keeps you up-to-date with all the additions and changes to the skip-morris-fly-tying.com website. Thanks for stopping by, and here are the latest additions to the site.

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Skip Morris Podcasts and Interviews

Skip Morris, well-known fly fishing author and speaker, is often featured in podcasts and interviews. Here's the list of his latest interviews with top podcasters.

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Skip Morris Presentations: Fly-Fishing & Tying Talks and Clinics

Skip Morris Presentations: Master tier Skip Morris offers a variety of talks and clinics on fly fishing and fly tying that have been popular at fly fishing clubs and shows around the world.

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PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint and Zoom presentations by noted author Skip Morris cover a variety of fly fishing and tying topics to inform and entertain.

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Clear and Simple Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Instruction for Everyone by Master Tier, Skip Morris

Learn how to tie flies and fly fish from noted fly fishing author and speaker, Skip Morris. Skip is well-known as an outstanding instructor, teacher, and author; he's written over three-hundred-fifty fly fishing and tying-related articles, and twenty-two books.

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Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple has been the most popular fly-tying book in America for almost 20 years—now in its 23rd printing!

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Skip Morris Books: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Insights from a Master Angler

Skip Morris books on fly tying and fly fishing. Skip's forty years of experience in this sport are the basis of these books for both the beginner or advanced angler and fly tier.

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Top 12 Nymphs for Trout Streams: How, When, and Where to Fish Them (2nd Edition)

Fly fishing author and speaker Skip Morris writes about the top 12 nymphs for trout streams, and how, when, and where to fish them. An updated 2nd edition.

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Skip Morris, Fly Fishing Author and Speaker

Who is Skip Morris? He is a fly fishing author and expert fly tier who has published over 250 articles and eighteen books on fly tying and fly fishing.

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Carol's teaching Fly Fishing Photography 101 for The Fly Fishing Show on Zoom

(This class, one of The Fly Fishing Show Experts Zoom classes will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6pm Pacific time...scroll down our home page to the class description and link.)...This is a 2.5 hour class with limited enrollment. The first 50 minutes is a PowerPoint presentation that covers easy principles that you can use right away to improve your photos. This is a quick-moving program that covers a lot of critical points, but they’re simple to grasp and put into use. The last 1.5 hours is a photo critique of participants' photos (submit up to three before the class). A photo critique is not about right or wrong, good or bad. What a critique taps into is the invaluable feedback you get from another person’s perspective on your shot. Participating in a photo critique is an incredible educational tool that is the fastest way to move your photography to the next level. To contact Carol about presenting a talk for your club, expo, or show, click the link below. . .

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Skip's teaching Fly Fishing 101 for The Fly Fishing Show on Zoom

(This class, one of The Fly Fishing Show Experts Zoom classes will be held Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 9am Pacific time...scroll down our home page to the class description and link. It's a 2.5 hour class with limited enrollment.)...Though it’s a deeply rewarding sport, fly fishing can get confusing, even overwhelming, when you first take it up. When do I want to fish that river? Where should I expect to find the fish in all that water? How should I present my fly, and which fly should I choose? There are lots of good questions. This class will provide the critical answers. For more information about the shows and classes Skip presents, click the link below. . .

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Check out Carol's Etsy store, CarolAMorrisFlyFish for original gifts for the fly fisher:

Click here to hear Skip's interviews on popular podcasts...


Click here to hear Carol's interview on photography
(How to Capture What You See) on AskAboutFlyFishing.com...


*Announcements*



Skip's latest books:

Top 12 Nymphs for Trout Streams, 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...)

Click here to get more information about

Top 12 Nymphs for Trout Streams: How, When, and Where to Fish Them (2nd Edition)...

Click here to get more information about Skip's e-book,

500 Trout Streams...

Skip's latest PAPERBACK BOOK:

Click here to get more information about Skip's latest book,

365 Tips for Trout, Bass, and Panfish...



Print Skip's chart for FREE:

Skip Morris's Trout-Fly Proportion Chart

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Skip's Predator...this popular Fly Now Available!

The Predator is now available to buy...

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.

Skip Morris's Predator

The Predator


CLICK HERE to learn more about or to purchase the Predator...






Learn to Tie Skip's Predator

Do you want to tie the Predator?

Skip Morris's Predator

Tying the Predator

Skip shows you how to tie it on his YouTube Channel link, listed below:

CLICK HERE to see Skip's detailed video on how to tie the Predator...