Jim Cramer has been tying, teaching, and demonstrating fly tying techniques for more than sixty years. A regular fly tying columnist and a favorite demonstration tier at the annual Federation of Fly Fishers Conclave, Jim now shares his years of tying experience and thoughts with you in this book, his very first.

Become a Thinking Fly Tier!

by Jim Cramer

All fly tiers have a desire to improve their levels of skill, yet many find themselves stuck in their advancement. You can become a better tier by truly thinking about the what, why, and how of your tying. Jim Cramer shares with you his sixty-plus years of tying experience, and thoughts about materials and techniques that can help take your tying to a new level. You will be challenged to grow beyond the “paint by numbers” approach that may have limited your progress. Your rewards will be a noticeable increase in the quality and uniformity of your flies, and an increase in the speed of your tying.


Ryan Keyes works as a recreation therapist at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Veterans Administration Medical Center. He works directly with Project Healing Waters to provide therapeutic fly fishing and fly tying opportunities for disabled veterans.


Welcome to the world of fly tying!

Step-by-step fly pattern tutorials develop your tying skills one pattern at a time. After completing all seven patterns you will have developed the necessary skills to tie most of the flies you will ever need to catch trout and a wide variety of other fish. A comprehensive step-by-step fly tying DVD guides and refreshes your fly tying skills.

Fly Fishing Montana
co-author Jenny Grossenbacher tells us about the great fishing opportunities in Montana.


Montana Stories: Jenny Grossenbacher from Montana Office of Tourism on Vimeo.

For more information on Fly Fishing Montana, see the book below.