Fred Klien

Fly fishing historian, author, speaker and tier of traditional wet flies, streamers and salmon flies for the waters and framed display~ from oil paintings in classic literature from the British Isles and the early
American angling traditions.

My journey in pursuit of trout with the fly began over 45 years ago with a new fly rod and a spring stream brook trout. The woods and waters of Pennsylvania, the Appalachian Mountains and beyond have brought a life of admiration for the wilderness, forests and wildlife.

Every day I find myself involved in fly fishing, trapping and hunting.
My endeavor is to pass on the techniques of traditional fly angling and dressings to the generations to come.

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Art and History of Fly Tying

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The Art and History of Fly Tying

The Art and History of Fly Tying

My journey in pursuit of trout with the fly began 45 yearsago with a new fly rod and instructions to cast and drift afly. What a gift that was. The woods and waters ofPennsylvania, the Appalachian Mountains and beyondhave brought a life of admiration for the...

Classic Fly Tying and Fishing For Brown Trout

Classic Fly Tying and Fishing For Brown Trout

Beginnings Traditional wet flies and streamers have been the mainstay for trout fishermen since the early days of fly fishing. Many of the classic fly patterns were colorful, flashy attractors, while others were tied to emulate insects and minnows, a trout’s natural...