Fly Tyer is an American magazine dedicated to the subject of fly tying, the art of tying materials to a hook for the purposes of fly fishing. Published four times a year, Fly Tyer is currently the largest fly-tying magazine in terms of circulation. It employs "perfect binding" instead of stapled pages, and usually features a close-up image of a fly on its cover.
The magazine is edited by David Klausmeyer, author of Unnaturals: A Practical Guide to Tying with Synthetics,Trout Streams of Northern New England and Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide, among other works. Fly Tyer is an asset of Morris Communications, which also owns publications such as Gray's Sporting Journal, American Angler, and Saltwater Fly Fishing.
Fly Tyer was spun off of American Angler magazine in 1995, when it became clear that the market would support a fly-tying specific publication. Its success has proven the desire for fly tying content. Fly Tyer was also the original name of the publication that became American Angler.