Skip Morris is among the most prolific fly-fishing and fly-tying authors alive—his name is known to anglers around the world.
Noted fly fishing author and speaker,
He has written twenty-one books on fly fishing and tying, including the established standard beginning fly tier's volume Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple, and The Art of Tying the Bass Fly,
Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes (with lake-fishing guru Brian Chan), Concise Handbook of Fly Tying, and Fly Fisher's Guide to Western River Hatches.
His videos and DVD's range from instruction for tying nymphs, to tying bass flies, to tying and fishing flies for sea-run cutthroat trout.
Skip has published over 300 articles on fly fishing and tying in magazines from Fly Fisherman to American Angler. For three years he was among the hosts of the "Fly-Fish Television Magazine" show.
As a speaker and clinician, Skip is well-known as an entertaining, concise, and knowledgeable presenter, with a sly sense of humor and an easygoing manner that draws in the audience.
Here are just a few of the places in which he has spoken: Los Angeles, Toronto, Michigan, Stockholm, Texas, Edmonton, Alabama.
Top 12 Nymphs for Trout Streams, 2nd edition
Fly Tying Made
Clear and Simple
Fly fishing speaker, photographer,
videographer, and artist Carol Ann Morris
Skip's wife, Carol Ann Morris, is a speaker, photographer, videographer, and artist (watercolor, pen and ink, pencil, clay, jewelry) who partners with Skip on his books, magazine articles, instructional videos, and website.
Carol's Etsy store, CarolAMorrisFlyFish, features illustrations, paintings, photographs and other artwork (paired with detailed information sheets about each subject) that reflect her love of fly fishing.
Her photographs and illustrations have appeared separate from Skip's work, in Gray's Sporting Journal, Yale Angler's Journal, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, Fly Fisherman, America's Favorite Flies, and others. Carol has performed her PowerPoint presentation titled "Fly Fishing Photography 101: How to Capture What You See" at fly clubs and sportsman's shows around the US and Canada. She has recently added some PowerPoint presentations, and has performed these shows at fly fishing clubs and sportsmans events, including virtual presentations by Zoom. These shows are:
Carol is also the webmaster for their website, designing the layout and adding new information as it becomes available.
Skip and Carol live with their little tortie cat Olive on Washington's lush Olympic Peninsula where the fishing opportunities in rivers, lakes, along the beaches, and out in the open saltwater are varied and abundant.
Check out Carol's Etsy store, CarolAMorrisFlyFish for original gifts for the fly fisher:
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...)
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.