Phil Fischer is an avid fly tier, fly fisherman, photographer and author. He lives in Sunriver, Oregon and spends time fly fishing the fabulous still waters in Central Oregon. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has fly fished extensively throughout the Western United States and numerous international destinations. He has been a regular demonstrator at several West Coast fly shows and often speaks at fly clubs in Oregon and Northern California.
When Phil was 10 years old, his dad bought him a fly tying kit for his birthday. He has never been far from a vise since that day and now has over 45 years of fly fishing and fly tying experience. He was tutored by Andre Puyans and taught fly tying classes at Creative Sports in Pleasant Hill, California, for a number of years. He owns Phil’s Custom Trout Flies, and has fly customers throughout the United States who count on his expertise in solving fly fishing puzzles on their own home waters.
Phil specializes in patterns for still waters in Central Oregon. His Callibaetis Life Cycle patterns consistently catch fish and are in high demand. These flies have been featured in several publications and tying instructions can be viewed online at his YouTube page. He publishes a monthly fly tying column for the Sunriver Anglers, which is carried by local newspapers in Central Oregon.