The Latest News from the Bench

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Third Thursday Flies 4. Mikulak Sedge

Third Thursday Flies 4 Mikulak Sedge. For starters, 'sedge' is a British term for 'caddis'. The Mikulak Sedge is a fly from British Columbia, so. . . see? BCers are fine with both words, sedge and caddis, and judging from the stubborn popularity up there of the Mikulak Sedge, a caddis-imitating dry fly, they're big fans of the bug they name.

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First Tuesday Tips, Tip 3: Embrace the Loop Knot

From Skip's book, 365 Fly-Fishing Tips for Trout, Bass, and Panfish, this is Tip 3: Embrace the Loop Knot.

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Third Thursday Flies 3. Clouser Minnow with Skip Morris

Third Thursday Flies 3 Clouser Minnow. The Clouser Minnow (originally the Clouser Deep Minnow, but the Deep has largely fallen away) has been around for over four decades, is as popular now as ever and, definitely, does catch fish.

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Third Thursday Flies with Skip Morris

Every third Thursday, Skip introduces you to yet another solidly established fly—he tells you what kind of fish it's meant to catch, where it's best fished, how it's best fished, under what conditions it's best fished, a little of its history, and, in case you tie flies, he gives you the pattern (or dressing).

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365 Fly Fishing Tips for Trout, Bass, and Panfish

Fly fishing author and speaker Skip Morris has just released his new book (he's written 19 so far); 365 Fly Fishing Tips for Trout, Bass, and Panfish. A well-researched and proven tip a day from one of the world's most prolific and well-known fly fishing writers.

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First Tuesday Tips with Skip Morris

From Skip's book 365 Fly-Fishing Tips, a new, really practical tip every month that'll catch you more fish.

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First Tuesday Tips, Tip 2: Sculpt a Fly

From Skip's book, 365 Fly-Fishing Tips for Trout, Bass, and Panfish, this is Tip 2: Sculpt a Fly.

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Third Thursday Flies 2. Halfback with Skip Morris

Third Thursday Flies 2 Halfback. The fellowship between Canadian and Washingtonian fly fishers (and my many fishing days up there over decades) is why I know about a real Canadian standby nymph, the Halfback. A pretty old standby. The Halfback was created by a Canadian named John Dexheimer in the late 1950s.

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First Tuesday Tips, Tip 1: Fish Where the Guides Don't Take Their Clients

From Skip's book 365 Fly-Fishing Tips, this is Tip 1: Fish Where the Guides Don't Take Their Clients.

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Third Thursday Flies #1 Adams Irresistible with Skip Morris

Third Thursday Flies #1 Adams Irresistible. The Adams Irresistible (also called the Irresistible Adams) is a hybrid dry fly combining what was widely thought to be the best of both its models: the Irresistible's body of flared, packed, and sculpted deer hair—hair that's pocketed, feather-weight (literally), and very buoyant (and who doesn't want a dry fly that comes with enhanced buoyancy?)—and the overall ultra‐natural, buggish, trout‐convincing colors of the Adams.

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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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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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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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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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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

Go to Skip Morris's Trout Fly Proportion Chart






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...