Tied at 22 international shows. I have been tying flies for 54 years. I teach casting and fly tying at the North Home folk school for 16 years. Also tied at Sow Bug Round Up for 12 years.
Type of Tying: Warm Water, Dry Fly: Hex's Flys
I began tying flies in 1960 when I found that Colorado high country fish wanted size 22 and 24 bugs. In the 70's I wrote weekly fly tying articles for a Spokane, WA fishing and hunting paper, and in 2001 started writing Fly of the Month articles for the FFF website. I teach fly tying, and demo tying at many shows, expos, fairs and clubs each year.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Emergers
Al and Gretchen Beatty
Gretchen and Al are longtime supporters of the IFFF from Boise Idaho.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Trout
I have been tying flies for forty years, teaching fly tying for twenty-five years. I am featured in David Klausmeyer's Guide Flies and Steve Thornton's Flytyers of the World. I have demonstrated tying and taught classes in twelve US states and six European countries.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Dry Fly: Parachute
Old, clumsy, bald headed guy who is practicing to become deaf. Has 10 thumbs but doesn't tie flies up to expectation. It's amazing what fish will eat for him!
Type of Tying: Nymph, Midge, Chironomid
Born in Phoenix AZ, started fly tying at age 10. Whiting Farms pro team, life member IFFF, Trout Unlimited, North American fishing united fly tyer
Type of Tying: Atlantic salmon, Nymph, Streamer, Warm Water, Saltwater
Semi-retired electronics engineer/teacher. Fly tier and fisherman for 30+ years. Lifetime member of the IFFF.
Type of Tying: Streamer, Dry Fly: Steelhead speys
My specialty is flies that fish well in New England and the Florida Keys. I started with the basics, progressed to Classic Main Streamers and now Salmon flies with a 1 year apprenticeship through the NH Council for the Arts; Traditional Arts Program. As a feature fly tier at the AMFF, Manchester VT as part of the; "A Graceful Rise" exhibit featuring women of the past, present, and future influential to fly fishing. Also on several Pro teams.
Type of Tying: Atlantic salmon, Streamer
Tying flies for searun cutthroat trout and pacific salmon species. I am a former President of the Oregon Council, past secretary of the IFFF, co-founder of the Northwest Fly Tyers Expo, 2001 IFFF Man of the Year, 2012 Oregon Council Fly Tyer of the year.
Type of Tying: Searun Cutthroat & Pacific Salmon
I live in south east Idaho. My home water is the South Fork of the Snake. Favorite flies are soft hackles. I have been tying and fly fishing for 35 years. My favorite place to fish is West Yellowstone, MT.
Type of Tying: Soft Hackles
Bruce L Clark
I'm addicted to fly fishing and having as much fun tying as I do fishing.
Type of Tying: Spinning deer hair
I've been a fly fishing fool for over 30 years and have been a semi-serious fly tier for over 20 years. My favorite activity is riding a horse up to mountain streams and fishing.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Dry Fly: Trout
I have been tying flies for over 40 years; tying Grant flies since 1988. Have taught over 250 students how to tie the Grant style flies. IFFF Life Member.
Type of Tying: Nymph
I have been tying fishing flies for over 40 years. Since I retired in December of 2009 I have become very involved in the Federation. I am on the Oregon Council board of directors, donation chair for the NW Fly Tyers & Fishers Expo Albany Oregon, Board of Governors, The Tying Group, and museum committee of the IFFF
Type of Tying: Tube Flies and Intruders
I come from Alpine, a small town in Western Oregon. I tie and design flies for the waters I fish, including the Northwest Rivers and High Cascade Lakes. I am a member of the Whiting Pro-Team and a fly designer for Montana Fly Co. I love to teach, especially young people the art of tying flies.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Streamer, Steelhead/Salmon and Stillwater
Tying Flies for 55 years at the international, regional, and local tying events. Past president of Dallas Flyfishers, past VP of the Southern Council, and current board member of the IFFF Tying Group.
Type of Tying: Warm Water, Saltwater
I learned to tie at the age of eleven. I fish mostly for trout in the lakes and rivers of southern Alberta, but enjoy fishing for any fish, anywhere. I live in Raymond, Alberta, Canada with my wife, Susie.
Type of Tying: Nymph
2006 Oregon fly tier of the year. 2012 Dick Nelson fly tying teaching award. 2012 IFFF fly tying group board chair.
Type of Tying: Atlantic salmon, Dry Fly: Pocket water caddis
Steven Fernandez has been tying flies for over 40 years, and started tying professionally at the age of 13 for local shops. He has taught and demonstrated since he was 16, and enjoys tying all types of flies, particularly catskill flies and artistic salmon flies. He is the 2012 recipient of the Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award. He is Fly Tying Co-Director of the SWCFFF, and is an architect and artist
Type of Tying: Atlantic salmon, Nymph, Streamer, Dry Fly: General, Catskill, etc.
Jim Started tying flies in 1967. He has been tying George Grant style flies for eight years.
Type of Tying: George Grant style flies
On BOD NEC - in charge of fly tying at New England shows, LL Bean Burlington, on Board United Fly Tyers for 10 years, have taught professionally to adults and children. Former president Greater Boston TU.
Type of Tying: Streamer, Warm Water
Russ enjoys tying and demonstrating the craft to others. He is a contract tier with The Orvis Company, tying consultant with Dr. Slick, and a member of the Fly Tying Group. His freelance work appears frequently in fly tying, angling, and travel magazines.
Type of Tying: Emerger style, dry/nymph hybrid
I began tying at the turn of the century and began instructing at all levels ever since. Recent highlights include working with veterans and gaining skills in tying classics. I prefer to tie new and innovative styles.
Type of Tying: Atlantic salmon, Streamer, Innovative Styles
Kieran has been tying flies since 1981. He has demonstrated tying at IFFF Fairs and Shows in the US and Europe. He resides with his wife Kim and their black lab Max in Mt. Pleasant PA.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Streamer, Dry Fly: May Fly, Caddis, Stone, Other: Wet Flies
Kelly Glissmeyer has been fly fishing and fly tying for several decades while living in the middle of the western United States most prolific fishing areas - the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and has developed numerous fly patterns for fooling trout in these areas. Mr. Glissmeyer also writes a regular Tips & Tactics fly tying column for Flyfisher Magazine, the official publication of the IFFF.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Dry Fly: Mayflies, Caddis, Stoneflies, Midges, Other: Parasol Emerger
Dana Griffin III
Dana has tied flies since the mid '40's. He is the founder and past president of the North Florida Fly Fishers. Several of his flies have been featured in regional and national journals.
Type of Tying: Streamer, Warm Water, Bream & Bass Flies
Fly tying for 40 years. Involved in rod building for 25 years. Member of three AZ fly clubs. Saltwater fly tying and fishing for 12 years.
Type of Tying: Saltwater, Other: On shore and off shore
Jerome Ernest Hebert
I tie semi-realistic flies to match the hatch for my local water. These flies have become known as "Bayon Guide Flies", the majority of these flies are made out of foam. This is how I have become known as a "Foam Fly Specialist". I am also an artist.
Type of Tying: Warm Water, Foam Fly
I am passionate about tying deer hair. Being a previous hair stylist for 13 years, my favorite part is when it comes time to give the fly a 'hair cut'. In Louisiana I'm called the "Deer Hair Stylist".
Type of Tying: Warm Water, Deer Hair
Avid fly fisherman out of passion, avid fly tier out of necessity. Raised in Boise, ID and love learning, teaching and living the ins and outs of fly fishing.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Streamer
83 years young, Hugh has been fishing for 75 years, 70 years with a fly. Retired baptist minister. Have lived in Montana for 30 years. Active in the local fly fishing club, teaching tying and fishing skills. Have been tying seriously since 1972 and have done much demo tying.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Black Caddis #14, Other: Parachute Adams #14
Stephen enjoys saltwater fishing in Mexico and small streams in Colorado and Wyoming. His favorite place is Yellowstone National Park.
Type of Tying: Streamer, Saltwater, Dry Fly: Various, Other: Wet flies
Tied professionally for 55 years. Demonstrated and participated in FFF activities since 1973.
Recipient Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award. Recipient Dick Nelson Fly Tying Teaching Award.
Demonstrate all types of Trout Flies. At the moment doing a lot of tying with CDC.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Hackle/Hair wing flies and CDC Dries, Other: Transitional Flies
John is a retired Chemical engineer who has more than 50 years of cold water and warm water fly-fishing experience. He has extensive fly-fishing, fly tying, and aquatic biology teaching experience at the university, high school, and grade school levels. He is a licensed smallmouth bass guide in Mi.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Streamer, Warm Water
I am an Idaho native and have been tying flies for about 20 years. I tie all types of trout flies, but enjoy dry flies whenever I find fish rising.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Dry Fly: Parachute, Mayfly, Griffiths nat
Forty plus years of tying, mostly Montana style trout flies.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Streamer, Dry Fly: Hairwing Dries, Other: Dubbed Fur Nymphs
Fly fisher and tier for 15 years. Spend the summers in Montana fishing and tying flies.
Type of Tying: Atlantic salmon: , Nymph: X, Streamer: , Warm Water: , Saltwater: , Dry Fly: , Other:
Mike has been tying fishing flies for over 25 years, of which eight have been almost exclusively full dressed salmon flies and classic wet flies. He is currently devoting full time tying to Irish trout and salmon flies.
Type of Tying: Atlantic salmon
Naif Samuel Khoury
Senior fly tying and fly fishing instructor with emphasis on introducing students to simplified fly fishing as through tenkara fishing and midge fishing.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Dry Fly: Midge/Micro Terrestrial
President of the United Fly Tyers, IFFF CCI, and board member of the Northeast Council of the IFFF, I live in New Hampshire were I'm able to fish for trout and striped bass. This is my second IFFF festival and I look forward to the excellent trout fishing in the Yellowstone area.
Type of Tying: Streamer, Saltwater
John has been tying flies for over 40 years. He enjoys tying "fishy flies" that are simple, but effective. He fishes Oregon's rivers and streams, although his favorite is the Metolius River. He has tied the last 7 years at the NW Fly Tying Fishing Fair in Albany, OR.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Emergers
Have tied for 45 years. Taught flytying for 20 years at Edmonton Trout Fishing Club. Have demonstrated at the Conclave (Fly Fishing Fair) in the past.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Hoppers, Caddis, Humpies, Other: Dragon Fly Nymphs
I have fly fished for about 60 years. Now I mainly use a tenkara rod and a European Nymphing technique.
Type of Tying: Nymph
Treasurer WRMC (2 yrs.). Past President North Idaho Fly Casters. I have been tying flies about 7 years. Active with the "Casting for Recovery" N. Idaho/E. Washington Chapter
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Green Drake Ext. Body and Stone fly, Other: Princess Ruby (nymph)
I am an IFFF Life Member and Fly Tying Group Member who began tying 50+ years ago. While primarily a trout fisherman, I fish a little in all waters for all fish. I have been an active conservation volunteer in Oregon and Idaho since 1995 and have tied at IFFF Expos in Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Flymph and Soft Hackle
I am basically self-taught, and have been tying for nearly 40 years. I like to tie pretty much anything, but really get into old fly patterns. I have written a soon to be published book "The History and Evolution of the Trout Fly, part 1" that I hope to debut in September. I tie most of my flies in hand now, that means no vise, no other tools except scissors and my glasses so that I can see better.
Type of Tying: Atlantic salmon, Nymph, Streamer, 17th century in-hand trout flies, down to size 18
Kuni is an avid fly fisher and tier with 34 years of experience. Recognized for his fly tying skills and has been invited to tie his flies at the NW Fly Fishing Expo, PNW Fly Tyers Rendezvous, PNW Sportsman's Show, IFFF Washington Fly Fishing Fair, Flyfishing Show and other fly tying events. He is the only person authorized to tie for Shimazaki Flies in the United States.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Shimazaki Hollow Body May Flies
I've been hooked on fly tying for over twenty five years. I'm currently obsessed with tying saltwater patterns for Puget Sound cutthroat and chironomid pupa patterns for stillwater trout. I especially enjoy sharing my knowledge of tying with those new to the sport. I'm a life member of the IFFF and past officer and director of the Washington State Council.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Saltwater
I have fly fished ardently for more than a half century and have been a licensed Colorado outfitter since 1973. I have taught these skills both in my own businesses and in college courses, the curriculum of which is noted in my 1985 DVD, Basic Fly Tying. I produced a series, The Master Angler, fly fishing with Ernest Schwiebert, for PBS in the 1980's.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Goddard caddis
Rich has been fly fishing and fly tying for over 40 years. His specialties include "entry-level" flies for new fly tiers featuring natural materials and he demonstrates successful flies for the Interior Lakes of British Columbia, Canada where he spends considerable time fishing.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Streamer, Dry Fly: Caddis, Mayfly, Other: Damsel, Dragon, Chironomid, leech, backswimmer
Teacher of beginning fly tying many years; writer and teacher on the subject of teaching fly tying; demonstrator for 10+ years in Oregon, Idaho, and California.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: H & L Varient, Foam Humpy, BiVis, Hopper Foam, Vermille Caddis
Type of Tying: Streamer
Lillian has been attending the IFFF National Conclaves (Fair's) for about 40 years. Her husband, Dick, was her teacher, so the fly she does best is the Aztec.
Type of Tying: Streamer
I tie simple, fishable flies that anyone can tie. I consider myself a beginner after all these years, so if you are a beginner, come on by my station. In real life, I am a hand surgeon in San Francisco.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Nelson elk hair caddis
Dick is a versatile tier who ties everything from midges to tarpon flies as dictated by the needs of his next fishing trip, whether it be Alaska, the Caribbean, Russia, or near home in Washington.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Dry Fly
Mr. Fantasy Flies. Bring your worst nightmare dubbings.
Type of Tying: Indescribable psycho flies
Fly fishing and tying for 58 years. Trout, salmon and steelhead all through California, Oregon, and Washington, and many rivers in Alaska. Owner of a fly shop in Kalama, WA. Fished intensidley in Western British Columbia.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Trout, wet and winged caddis
Fly tier, teacher, former shop owner, raconteur, entrepreneur, and all around swell guy.
Type of Tying: 15th Century Flies
IFFF and Fly Tying Group life member. Member of the IFFF FTG BOG. Al teaches fly tying classes and offers tying demonstrations and presentations nationwide.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Dry Fly: Trout
Started learning fly tying in 1953 from my grandfather. Now have my own fly tying, fly fishing school and host "The Fly Tyers Den". Recipient of 2013 Stan Walters Fly Tyer of the Year award.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Catskill style drys and wets
Retired fire fighter. Medical business consultant.
Type of Tying: Streamer, Dry Fly: Caddis
Extensive experience in dyeing materials. Tyer from central CA with 40 years of tying freshwater.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Dry Fly: Hi Viz parachute
I have been tying for over 25 years and belong to the IFFF Fly Tying Group, also am on the pro staff for the Diitachi Hooks
Type of Tying: Nymph, Streamer: x, Trout and Steelhead
I am 12 years old and have been demonstrating at tying expo's for three years. I enjoy fishing for bass, panfish, and trout on a 3 wt. fly rod.
Type of Tying: Atlantic salmon, Warm Water
Bruce is a recognized authority for fishing the greater Yellowstone area. In 2001 he was the thirty-second recipient of the Buz Buszek Memorial Award. He has authored four major fly fishing books and is a member of the Whiting Farms and Daiichi Pro Staffs.
Type of Tying: Streamer, Dry Fly: Mayfly Dun
Type of Tying: Streamer
I have tied flies for more than fifty years. For the past fourteen years I have concentrated on dry flies of the type I will be demonstrating.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Reverse tied, Ex Body Mayfly
I am a freshwater and saltwater fly fisher and tyer. Since 1982, I have been tying and fishing flies. Most of my fishing has been in New England, New York, and Florida with outings to the Rocky Mountain states, New Brunswick - Canada, and Chile. I am a demo fly tier for The Fly Fishing Shows and various shows in New England & New York.
Type of Tying: Nymph
Richard is a retired Hollywood cinematographer for the motion picture and television industry. He tied his first fly 63 years ago to catch American Shad on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. He writes feature articles about fly fishing for Frank Amato Publications' "Flyfishing & Tying Journal" and others. In addition, he currently has two books in distribution: "The San Juan River: A Fly angler's Journal", and "Post Cards from Rivers Past".
Type of Tying: Streamer, Warm Water, Saltwater, Reversed-hair tied streamer
I started fly fishing early in life and started tying later. When I can't entrance you with my talent, I will baffle you with my chatter. I was raised on the Henry's Fork of the Snake.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Warm Water, Emergers
I am a member of the North West Atlantic salmon Fly Guild for the past 5 years, tying salmon flies. I picked up fly fishing in 1972 in Colorado and have been enjoying tying and fishing since.
Type of Tying: Atlantic salmon
I have been tying for 45 years, and am currently part of Whiting's Pro Team. I am a retired teacher and love to dry fly fish in spring creeks, tail waters, and still waters.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Mayflies, Midges, and Terrestrials
David Paul Williams
David's fly tying style has been described as pragmatic. His flies are easy to construct, use but few materials, and catch tons of fish. His forthcoming book "Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth" will be published by Stackpole Books.
Michael T. Williams
Fly Tier since 1959. Originator of Michael T's Percolator Fly Fishing Speaker. Licensed Oregon fishing guide. Writer, photographer, fine artist, flytying and fly fishing instructor; great sense of humor.
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Animator, Percolator
Ron lives on the central east coast of Florida. His targets are such gamesters as snook, redfish, tarpon, bonefish, permit and large spotted seatrout. He is known for his use of synthetics for his flies and is a member of Renzetti's Tying Pro Staff. He has been a life member for over 25 years.
Type of Tying: Warm Water, Saltwater, Streamers
I have been teaching fly casting, fly tying, and fly fishing techniques for over 30 years. Teaching fly fishing and fly tying is my passion and I have helped hundreds of people develop their fly fishing skills so they can fully enjoy this wonderful sport.
Type of Tying: Nymph, Other: Magic Midges, "Hot" Midges, etc.
Leslie is the North Eastern Council President and proprietor of ityeflies.com
Type of Tying: Dry Fly: Catskill-style dry flies