Resources for your Fly Fishing and Fly Tying.

Bead Conversion Table

  • Here is a Bead Conversion Table I created. Hope you like it.

Fly Tying Hook Conversion Table

  • This is the Fly Tying Hook Conversion Table I created and use.

Favorite Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books

  • Some of my favorite books.

Fly Fishing Road Trips

  • Here is an easy way to find posts in RiverKeeper Flies for the waters we’ve fished. I use my posts for planning future trips. It reminds me of the successful flies used to catch fish.

Links to Free Old Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books

  • Here is a list of over 40 titles which you can download and read for free. Copyrights have expired for these books that were written between 1740 – 1922. Many are classics you can enjoy.

Atlas of Oregon Lakes 

  • If you fish lakes, this in an invaluable resource which shows detailed information. You’ll find ramps and depths which helps determine where the fish are located.

Fishing Knots

  • by my friend John Sherry is a great site to learn the knots needed to fish. I use an Improved Clinch knot to tie on flies, triple Surgeon knot for tippet, Perfection Loop for loop-to-loop (if needed), and a Nail knot to attach the fly line. Most fly lines these days come with a welded loop in the end. And many purchased leaders also have a loop to attach to the fly line.
  • Additional knots I use from time to time include the Blood knot for connecting larger diameter monofilament when creating a tapered leader and the Turle knot for steelhead flies.
  • Bob provided a Comment on the website and mentioned he used the Davy knot. I decided to check it out. I like it. Simple, small, and strong.
  • John has some wonderful knot card that fit in your pocket, bag, or vest if you need a refresher on how to tie the proper knots. You can see them HERE.

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  1. I read your most recent article about whiting capes and was looking for a good supplier of high quality partridge. I just ordered a Grade A Natures Spirit cape that was in terrible condition. Thansk…David

    1. Thanks for leaving a Comment David. I sent an email suggesting you call Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone. They have the best Hungarian Partridge skins I’ve ever seen.


    1. Hi Richard

      Thanks for leaving a Comment on my RiverKeeper Flies website.

      Boy, I haven’t heard someone mention swanandaze materials for years. I saw your note this morning and wanted to check my stash to see if I had any.

      I’m not aware of anyone who carries swanandaze. I think I’d substitute d-rib for it.


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