Morgan Lyle

Fly Fisher/Fly Tier/ Writer

When tenkara fly-fishing was introduced in the United States in 2009, Morgan Lyle was one of the first American journalists to cover it. Morgan’s new book, Tenkara Today, chronicles the first decade of tenkara in the U.S., featuring in-depth interviews with leaders of the tenkara movement and straightforward instruction on when, where and how to fly-fish with tenkara gear.

Listen to Morgan Lyle's Shows...

Simple Flies

Morgan Lyle uses simple flies to catch trout in the mountains, stripers at the beach and any other fish he can reach with a cast. Sometimes the best fly is a simple one. Whether you're a beginner looking to get started with tying or an expert looking to get back to basics Morgan will explain all the techniques, tools and materials you need to tie simple flies in this podcast.

Tenkara Today

Tenkara was introduced to the United States in 2009 and has become a rapidly growing method of fly fishing for many fly fishers. How has it evolved and what role does it play in today's fly fishing world? Listen to this podcast to hear Morgan Lyle catch us up on what's happened and share his secrets on how to catch more fish using tenkara methods.

Morgan is the author of Simple Flies: 52 Easy-to-Tie Patterns That Catch Fish, published in July 2015 by Stackpole Books. He has been a regular contributor to American Angler, Fly Tyer, Trout, The Drake, Flyfishing and Tying Journal and other magazines. He has been a fly-fishing columnist for the New York Outdoor News, the fly-fishing page manager at, and author of the blog The Fly Line. A longtime journalist, his work has appeared in media including Newsday and The New York Times. He learned to fly-fish on Esopus Creek in the Catskills and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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