River Road Creations ®, Inc.
Wing and Foam Body Cutters and Fly Tying Materials
for the Art of Fly Tying
Updates and Specials
Spent Stonefly Wing
Doug Swisher's No Hackle Wing
Foam Body Cutters:
Chernobyl Round Body
Chernobyl Tapered Body
STP Frog® Body
Capt. Joe Blados' Crease
Fly Popper Cutter
Mayfly Foam Body Cutters
Stonefly Foam Body Cutters
Tomsu's Supreme Hopper™
Foam Body Cutters
Czech Nymph/Scud Shellbacks
Universal Bug Bodies
Universal Bug Wings
Gary Krebs' Popper Jigs™
Tomsu's Supreme Hopper™
Floating Minnow Head Cutters
Kent Edmonds' Stealth Bomber Cutters
River Road Creations®, Inc.
3989 Stevi River Road
Stevensville, MT 59870
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Frog Foam® material,
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River Wing® material and
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to share your ideas and comments
with other tyers. If you have a
question about our products, chances
are, other tyers have the same question, too.
FYI: Tony hardly has time to take a deep breath these days, and he doesn't "Facebook." Please know that his lack of response to friend requests isn't rudeness - just lack of time. Kathi, however, does her best to respond to Facebook queries in as timely a manner as possible.
Emails are always answered within 24 hours of receipt.
Scroll down for links to tying videos
we are sure that you won't want to miss!
Links worth a look:
- Doug Swisher Fly Fishing
Scroll down to see more on Doug below
- Curtis Fry: Awesome Fly Tyer on You Tube.. Here's his caddis wing tying video on YouTube.com. He has many more that you don't want to miss.
You can see more of Curtis Fry's great flies on flicker.com. Here's his collection
- Stillwater Fishing On Line
Brian Frawley, Editor
- Capt Scott Graham www.flyfishingtexas.com
- Eddy O's Fly Fishing and Guide
Service, Eddy Orwell, Owner
- Madison River Fishing Company
(Tell Eric that we sent you)
- Bear's Den Fly Fishing
- J. Stockard Fly Fishing
- The Caddis Fly Shop
Great tying videos on You Tube & great product selection - just scroll down to see a few of their video links
Don't want to tie the fly?
You can get beautifully tied
Tomsu's Supreme Hopper™ flies
from famous tyer and
acclaimed author, Doug Swisher.
Just click here and scroll down.
(It's on his dry flies page.)
Check out Doug's Glow-in-the- Dark flies & tying materials. Pretty cool stuff. And we think his swish-tail creation is an awesome material for every fly tyer. Sign up for his e-mail specials, too
at Doug's E-Mail Specials
Kudos, Congratulations, and Way-To-Go to
Doug Swisher and the late Carl Richards were inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall Of Fame at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum
If you know or have met Doug, he would never share with you that he received this well-deserved award. He's just not that kind of guy. He is thoughtful, creative, and amazing fly fisherman - his ability to cast 40 feet with a soda straw is something I'll always remember from one of his casting classes. Plus, he has great flies and fly tying products. He's a true innovator! But... he would never blow his own horn. So we feel the need to do a little horn-blowing for him.
Here's just a little about Doug Swisher, from the Hall of Fame program:
Swisher and Richards introduced a series of artificial flies with a natural silhouette, called the "no hackle" dry fly, which immediately proved more convincing to wary, wild trout that the "classic" bushy-hackled fly
Swisher and Richards published Selective Trout in 1971 and set the collective trout fishing world on its collective ear... hailed by Joe Brooks, in Outdoor Life magazine, as "the bible for a whole new generation of fly fishermen."
Swisher and Richards went on to publish: Fly Fishing Strategy, Tying the Swisher/Richards Flies. Stoneflies, Emergers, Back Country Fly Fishing in Salt Water, as well as the 30th anniversary edition of Selective Trout.
Carl Passed away in 2006 at the age of 73. Doug Swisher continues to be one of the pre-eminent experts in fly fishing...He continues to fish (all over the world), write, develop innovative fly-tying materials and teach advanced fly casting techniques based on the simple "2P Premise" - Pattern & Presentation. He has written and performed seven videotapes, which display his expertise and his natural instructional talent.
We sure wish we had been there to show our support. Here's a picture of Doug, as he received the award. Thanks, Sharon, for sharing your photo with us!
We are eager to support our
fly-tying military personnel.
Call or e-mail us, to take advantage of our military discounts.
You can also place your order on line. In the "Instructions from Buyer" section, say that you are a veteran, active duty, branch of service, and that you would like the discount. We will issue a refund of 10-20% on items purchased, depending on your military status.
10% discount on our products for all active duty military and retired veterans.
We offer a special discount to our deployed servicemen and women of 20%.
The 20% discount also applies to fly-tying parents, spouses and children of deployed servicemen and women.
We understand what it is like to have family members gone for the holidays, gone when the washing machine breaks, gone when Timmy gets an award at school.
We sincerely thank all our dedicated and brave service personnel for their service.
We thank military families for the service and support that they provide.
Tying Videos you wont want to miss:
YouTube Videos Courtesy of Curtis Fry:
More from Curtis Fry to come
Using Gary Krebs' Popper Jigs
YouTube Videos by
The Caddis Fly Shop
Krebs' Popper Jigs: first Tying Steps
Gluing Popper Bodies to Hook
This video provides a variation of tying in legs
Here you will see gluing eyes on your Gary Krebs' Poppers
Final Steps: Putting It all Together