In This Issue
VOLUME TWENTY-FOUR, ISSUE 1
Happy 40th Birthday Fly Tyer
In the Beginning
For four decades, this magazine has reported on everything related to tying flies. Here are some of the best patterns from our first year. Enjoy!
by Al Ritt
How to Design a Bulletproof Fly
The King of Rats
The author needed a pattern to tame some of the meanest fish in the world.
by Drew Chicone
Make a New Saltwater Pattern
The Ribbon Shrimp
Shrimps are one of the most important sources of food for many of our favorite saltwater game fish. This adaptable imitation is quick and easy to tie.
by Barry Clarke
Tie the Most Famous Dry Fly in the World
Howl of the Wulff
The Royal Wulff catches trout and salmon all over the world. Learn professional tips for making this important pattern and its many variations.
by Al and Gretchen Beatty
Classic Spey Flies for Steelhead
Whether you fish for steelhead or just want to tie some nice patterns, Spey flies have a lot to offer.
by Eric Austin
Blast from the Past
Demystifying Classic Wet Flies
Our editor wanted to learn how to tie some beautiful patterns, so he called master fly dresser Ted Crona. Here is what he learned.
by David Klausemeyer
Four Decades Strong
“The Big Quitter,” the world’s most beautiful fly tying desk, and more.
BILL “BUGS” LOGAN
JAY “FISHY” FULLUM
Pike on the Fly
The 3 Nymphs You Must Tie
ON THE COVER: A layout reminiscent of how Fly Tyer looked in 1978. Wow!