Charlie Craven tied his first fly from a gifted fly tying kit on his eighth birthday. In the days since he has commercially tied flies for most of the shops in the Denver area, as well as many others throughout the Rocky Mountain west.
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Fly Tying Techniques You Can't Do Without
Charlie Craven is one of the best fly tiers and fly tying instructors you'll run into. No matter how much you know or how long you've tied you'll be sure to learn a few more tips and techniques during this show.
Advanced Fly Tying Techniques
Charlie Craven is back to answer your advanced questions on fly tying. Charlie is one of the best fly tiers and fly tying instructors you'll run into. No matter how much you know or how long you've tied you'll be sure to learn a few more tips and techniques during this show.
A longtime South Platte River guide, Craven cut his angling teeth on some of the toughest trout in the world. It was these tough fish that prompted him to develop some of his more popular patterns like the Jujubee Midge, Poison Tung and Charlie Boy Hopper.
Charlie has now been a commercial fly tyer for over thirty years, and in that time has tied flies for nearly every species of gamefish in every location on the planet, though he specializes in trout flies for the Rocky Mountain region.
Charlie is a Signature Tyer for Umpqua Feather Merchants and is the originator of other popular patterns such as the Jujubaetis, the Ragin’ Craven, Go to Hell Variant and the Jumbo Juju Chironomid.
Charlie was the photographer and fly tyer for Barr Flies (Stackpole 2007) and recently authored his first book, Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying (Headwater Books/Stackpole 2008). Craven is also a frequent contributor to Flyfisherman Magazine.
Charlie is a Colorado native and is the owner and president of Charlie’s Fly Box fly shop in Arvada, Colorado.
For more information on Charlie's shop and fly designs visit his web site at Charlie's FlyBox.
To order Charlie's books go to Charlie Craven books.