Skip Morris

Fly Fisher/Fly Tier/Author

There are few names in the world of fly fishing so widely known and solidly established as Skip Morris.

Skip has published nineteen fly-fishing books, including the genuine best-seller (currently in its 22nd printing) Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple. He has also authored many other books including: Fly Tying made Clear and Simple II, Advanced Techniques, The Art of Tying the Nymph, The Art of Tying the Dry Fly, The Art of Tying the Bass Fly, Tying Foam Flies, Concise Handbook of Fly Tying, The Custom Graphite Fly Rod, Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes (with Brian Chan), Waterproof Fly Fisher's Guide: Western River Hatches, Morris on Tying Flies, Trout Flies for Rivers and his most recent book 365 Fly-Fishing Tips for Trout, Bass, and Panfish. If that isn't enough he's also written over 300 magazine articles on fly fishing in many different publications.

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Listen to Skip Morris's Shows...

Largemouth Bass and Bugs

Skip Morris shares his secrets of finding and catching big largemouth bass as well as tips on tying bass bugs and flies.

Fly Fishing Tips for Trout, Bass and Panfish

Over the many years that Skip Morris has fished and written about fly fishing he's uncovered many nuggets of information that have helped him and others to catch more fish. Whether it's trout, bass or panfish Skip has something to share that will improve your odds. Listen to this podcast and up your game!

Skip has written and published over 200 articles on fly fishing and fly tying (along with a smaller number on jazz guitar), which have appeared in the following magazines:
Fly Rod & Reel, Fly Tyer, Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, Warmwater Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, American Angler, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Western Outdoors, Fly Fisherman, Fly Fusion, Midwest Fly Fishing, Hatches and Just Jazz Guitar.

The fall 1996 issue of Fly Tying magazine contained a feature article about Skip titled "Skip Morris, the Man in the Painting."

Skip's original fly patterns are tied and distributed by the Solitude Fly Company of Alhambra, California. Their current catalog contains around 30 of Skip's patterns, many in several sizes. "The Fly Shop" in California—one of the major fly-fishing mail-order houses—carries several of Skip's patterns in its catalog and on its website.

He is the instructor on six videos and has worked in radio and television as both a fly-fishing host and celebrity guest.

He lives with his wife, Carol, amid the rivers and lakes and saltwater beaches of Washington State's wild and magnificent Olympic Peninsula.


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