I have been a commercial fly tier since 2001 and a commercial fly designer for a couple wholesale fly companies since 2005. I hope you've seen my patterns in your local shops!
While I intend to offer retail sale of flies in the near future, I am not currently equipped to do so. Instead, the following flies are intended as examples for your own tying, and to show my potential clients the sorts of specialty bugs you might use when you fish with me.
In answer to your unspoken question, no, the flies below aren't everything I produce. There are plenty of standards I tweak a little but can't claim credit for that are nonetheless a little different than what the fish see day-in and day-out, and of course the new stuff hasn't made it on the website yet. I'm constantly fiddling with new bugs and new variations on flies I'm already making. To see the double-secret bugs rather than the "greatest hits," you need to book a guided trip.
I demonstrate how to tie many of the following flies on my Youtube Channel, along with plenty of others.
If you like the flies below, you might consider purchasing my book Yellowstone Country Flies.
If you float with me during the summer or early fall, odds are you'll primarily be fishing one of these dries a good chunk of the time...
Walter Wiese is licensed to operate on all waters in Montana under general regulations, Yellowstone Park, and the Madison River in Montana. He is Montana Outfitter #22001, Yellowstone Park CUA holder 426SSF, and Madison River SRP Holder #297.
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