Skip Morris Flies

The Process of Designing and Testing Successful Fly Patterns

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Skip Morris flies...when it comes to designing flies, Skip's a real stickler.

Each of his original fly designs is tested and tested again, altered this way and that, to make the fly as effective and consistent as he can make it. It's a slow evolution—a fly can take three or more years to perfect (but if one just never measures up, Skip will abandon the design altogether).

The finished fly designs are tough, they do just what they're supposed to do (land upright, hook fish effectively, swim or shimmy or float), and fish love them.

Designed by Skip, Tied by Solitude Fly Company

The following flies are Skip's original designs and are tied by the Solitude Fly Company.

Solitude's flies are excellent; they use fine materials and their tiers are as good as any in the business. Most of their flies feature Daiichi hooks, and Skip's on the Daiichi pro-staff because he considers their hooks exceptional.

Poor hooks lose fish, while good hooks hold them, which is why a fly is only as good as its hook.

The sample flies in the photographs on each page were tied by Solitude.

Skip's Flies Are Now Available On-Line from Feather-Craft Fly Fishing

Feather-Craft Fly Fishing's on-line store now features Skip's flies. Feather-Craft is a big, well-established, reputable mail-order house.

They are ready to take orders, so we've added a link to this page (and to the individual fly information pages) so that you can go straight to their site and order Skip's flies directly.

Here's the direct link to the store so you can buy Skip's flies:

BUY NOW: Get Skip's flies from Feather-Craft...

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


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...