In This Issue
VOLUME TWENTY-FOUR, ISSUE 4
16 Guide-Tested Patterns
Steelhead of the Old West
Take an angling adventure down the Deschutes River featuring wild horses, beautiful water, and great fis ing. Tie these flies before you go!
Go for the Gold
Take the FFI Fly Tying Challenge
Fly Fishers International’s noncompetitive Fly Tying Skills Awards Program is a great way to get expert advice for improving your flies.
Practical Tips for Tying Better Trout Flies
Going Wild with Quills
Stripped peacock quills make great bodies on smaller patterns, but they are tough to use. Learn the tricks for mastering this common ingredient.
Big Bass Love This Fly
The Carnivore Crayfish
One of fly fishing’s hottest pattern designers shares his latest imitation that is crushing Mr. Bucketmouth.
Keep the Passion Alive
A Fly Tying Journey into the Unknown
Our author says that making new styles of patterns is a great way to keep fly tying fun and exciting.
Make Your Flies Come Alive
Fan Tail Perfection
Hair-wing flies are fun to tie, but they lack lifelike action in the water. Our authors solve this problem using simple fly tying techniques.
AL & GRETCHEN BEATTY
Fly Tyer Joins Forces with Fly Fishers International
The Monstrous Creations of Steve Yewchuck, finding a lost fishing map, and more.
JAY “FISHY” FULLUM
Tips for Tying Small Flies
Tying One On—Grayling, Michigan, Style
ON THE COVER: A layout reminiscent of how Fly Tyer looked in 1978. Wow!