Designed to imitate a stonefly, hopper, or caddisfly, the Yellow Stimulator has proven itself to work in a variety of dry fly fishing situations and demand a spot in every trout fishing fly box. Hollow hair and ample hackle allows this fish fly to ride high and even hold a fairly heavy dropper fly. Whether tossing it during a stonefly hatch or using it as an attractor fly this pattern is always worth several casts.
Andy Carlson, a fly fishing guide on the Bitterroot River in Montana originated the Purple Haze fly pattern. The Brown Haze is a variation of the original with less purple in the pattern and more natural coloriton. This has been a very effective pattern in Montana and has become a popular dry fly in general. It is used to match Blue Wing Olives, Mahogany Duns, March Browns, Green Drakes, and Tricos.
Clouser Deep Minnow, Pink-White
The Clouser Minnow is one of the most versatile streamer patterns in the world. Mostly known as a saltwater pattern, the effective Clousers have become very popular with freshwater anglers as well. Nearly every predatory species will take a Clouser Minnow and everyone should carry an array of sizes and colors to be ready for anything.
The Dark JRS was originally created by Western fly fishing guide, Jake Ricks, to imitate a local clinger-type mayfly nymph. This now proven pattern combines properties of several proven fish catching nymphs into one super nymph. This exclusive RiverBum nymph pattern has proven to be the ultimate all around nymph in many fly boxes around the world. This fly effectively matches several varieties of mayflies and stoneflies and simply looks tasty to hungry trout. If you don't know what to try this is a great searching or prospecting nymph fly that seems to trigger strikes in all kinds of water.
Many times sparsely dressed is the rule of the day when it comes to fooling a selective trout feeding on Mayfly emergers. The Gray RS2 most notably is a delicate, simplistic yet deadly fly during those ultra selective times on the water when the fish are keying on the emergent stage approaching or literally at the surface. This is an effective pattern as well for dropping below a Mayfly dun during those initial moments of a hatch when the fish are feeding on not only emergers but beginning to key on the duns as well. Give the Gray RS2 a try during those critical presentation and hatch matching times.
Rusty Spinner, Hen Wing
Many of us have been baffled by rising trout that seem to ignore every pattern in the fly box. Often these selective fish are keying on spent mayflies. Trout rising to spinners often seem to sip them gently from the surface sometimes with a slight pop as they break through the surface tension from below.
Caddis, Rock Roller, Bead Head
The Bead Head Rock Roller is a perfect match for a Caddis larva cased in a gravel shell. The body of spun rubber legs mixed with flash has been trimmed to match the exact taper of the Caddis case. Trout, Whitefish, Grayling and most cold water fish find this pattern irresistable. The Rock Roller is most successful when fished as a nymph and is a great pattern for the colder months.
Frog, Swimming, White
The White Swimming Frog is one of the most versatile and realistic frog patterns available. This fly works excellent on the surface as a frog or wounded baitfish. When the fish are not willing to eat it on the surface, it will dive and swim as a streamer when stripped. The unique shape of the Swimming Frog is trimmed from spun deer hair. This combination creates a swimming action that no other fly can duplicate. It has a weedguard which will allow you to fish it in any condition. The colors will imitate frogs or baitfish and will definitely trigger aggressive takes. The Swimming frog is very effective on any Bass species as well as Pike and Musky and works on nearly any predatory gamefish.
Stillborn Midge, White
The White Stillborn Midge is a proven pattern for midge emergers. The thin, white foam and hackle keeps the top of the fly on the surface while the body of the fly hangs from the surface film. Keep some on hand in each color and size you'll be glad you did next time "noses" start to appear sipping midge.
Wooly Bugger, Bead Head, Black
The Black Wooly Bugger is perhaps the most versatile fly in fly fishing. It can imitate or at least suggest any number of trout foods. Every angler should dedicate one or multiple fly boxes to the several colors and variations of this fly. The unweighted version is especially useful in stillwater situations where sinking lines are used and the bead head varieties can be used where a weighted fly is called for.
Wooly Bugger, Bead Head, Brown
The Wooly Bugger is perhaps the most versatile fly in fly fishing. The Bead Head Brown can imitate or at least suggest any number of trout foods. Every angler should dedicate one or multiple fly boxes to the several colors and variations of this fly. The unweighted version is especially useful in stillwater situations where sinking lines are used and the bead head varieties can be used where a weighted fly is called for.
Crystal Stimulator Tan
Designed to imitate a stonefly, hopper, or caddisfly, the Crystal Stimulator Tan has proven itself to work in a variety of dry fly fishing situations and demand a spot in every trout fishing fly box. Hollow hair and ample hackle allows this fish fly to ride high and even hold a fairly heavy dropper fly. Whether tossing it during a stonefly hatch or using it as an attractor fly this pattern is always worth several casts.
Serendipity, Bead Head, Red
Developed around the classic trout waters of Yellowstone, Red Bead Head Serendipity Fly has become a favorite especially of pocket water fishermen on the famous Madison River. The array of colors and sizes allows this fly to be used for caddis and midges or simply as a searching pattern. Trout in all types of water, even in large stillwater environments, seem to love the segmented buggy look of the Serendipity.
Serendipity, Bead Head, Tan
Developed around the classic trout waters of Yellowstone, Tan Bead Head Serendipity Fly has become a favorite especially of pocket water fishermen on the famous Madison River. The array of colors and sizes allows this fly to be used for caddis and midges or simply as a searching pattern. Trout in all types of water, even in large stillwater environments, seem to love the segmented buggy look of the Serendipity.
Leech, Egg Sucking, Purple
The Purple Egg Sucking Leech has become a favorite in salmon and steelhead waters all over the world and performs great on trout and other species as well. The addition of the neon egg to the proven wooly bugger-type body has produced a combo creature that no angler should be without.
The Red Egg Fly is a great roe pattern for waters that have spawning fish. This is a top producing egg color and it is very effective when fish are dropping lots of eggs. Anglers have found Steelhead, Salmon, Char and most freshwater fish will eagerly eat this pattern. Whether you are fishing in famous Steelhead run, your local river or even the gravel point on the nearby lake, the fish have learned that these glowing orbs are an tasty meal. Fish that are not spawning will hold in areas near the spawning fish and sometimes even travel with migrating fish for the opportunity to eat their misplaced eggs.
Crystal Stimulator, Rubber Legs, Royal
A recent improvement to a famous pattern the Royal Rubber Leg Crystal Stimulator incorporates new synthetic materials to the basic Stimulator profile. The flashy underwing and crystal dubbing along with a buggy silhouette make this fly irresistable. This fly imitates a large variety of insects fish commonly feed on. Whether the fish eat it as a Stonefly, Hopper, or Caddis this pattern is one of the best attractor flies around. If your looking for a visible, high floating, dry fly the combination of hollow elk hair, stiff hackle and rubber legs make this one of the best available. Every angler will be better off having a variety of Crystal Stimulators in their box.
Bass Popper, Deer Hair, Black-Red
This Black-Red Deer Hair Bass Popper is bouyant and durable and the black profile combines with bright legs and splashes of red to make this one of the best bass fishing flies for inducing strikes in low light conditions. Fly fishing with popper flies for bass is a blast and is growing in popularity.
Mottled Caddis, Black
Like the Hemingway Caddis, the Black Mottled Caddis flies excel in flat water situations where trout are keying on caddis flies. It is a great dry fly to have in a variety of sizes and colors to match caddis fly hatches wherever you find yourself fly fishing for rising trout.
San Juan Worm, Dark Brown
Looking for an earthy version of your standard worm fly? The Dark Brown San Juan Worm is your guy, or worm as the case may be. The San Juan Worm is the classic aquatic and terrestrial worm imitation. Add this color to your repertoire to be sure to cover all shades, which may prove especially useful for picky tailwater trout.
Electric Blue, Bead Head, Midge
Midges are the primary food source and the fish suspended and waiting for food to come to them. The electric blue coloration is fantastic in off colored water, pulling fish out when nothing else seems to work
Egg, Late McRoe
The Late Mcroe Egg Fly is a great roe pattern for waters that have spawning fish. This color will work in most conditions but is especially effective in clear water and near the end of a spawning season. We have found this to be a super color for catching Steelhead and Rainbow Trout. Whether you are fishing a famous Steelhead run, your local river or even the gravel point on the nearby lake, the fish have learned that these glowing orbs are an tasty meal. Fish that are not spawning will hold in areas near the spawning fish and sometimes even travel with migrating fish for the opportunity to eat their misplaced eggs.
Street Walker, Purple
The Purple Street Walker is an eye catching addition to the fly box that has flash to spare. Add that to the effective base color and proven profile, and you have a fly that is hard for fish to turn down.
Muddler minnows or sculpins form a significant part of the diet of most large trout. This Muddler Minnow fly is the classic sculpin pattern and continues to produce large fish all around the world. Fish this fly with an erratic fleeing motion near the bottom and see what shows up on the end of the line. This fly may also be dressed and floated as a hopper in a pinch.
Mysis Shrimp, Epoxy
Mysis Shrimp are a high fat, and very high energy food source for trout. A dime size crustacean that is known to fatten fish up in tailwaters below Western reservoirs Mysis Shrimp can be a critical pattern for your box. The Epoxy Mysis Shrimp with its realistic impressionism is a proven fly for such needed occasions. Waters where these crustaceans abound yield large football size trout and the Epoxy Mysis Shrimp is just the pattern to present to these huge fish.
Parachute Hares Ear
Now the famous Hares Ear is a dry fly! The Parachute Hares Ear is a can't miss combination of the famous Hares Ear Nymph and Parachute Adams fly. This combination creates a substantial bug that floats well and attracts a lot of attention from hungry fish. This pattern is quickly becoming a favorite amongst fly fishing guides and many other avid anglers.
Copper John Nymph, Wired, BH, RL, Red
The Red Wired Rubber Legs Copper John adds a realistically segmented abdomen to an already effective pattern. This fly sinks quickly and can be used as a deep nymph or a dropper. Fish seem unable to resist the combination of color, flash, and realistic shape. The addition of rubber legs and realistically curved body creates an added attractant that makes this fly irresistable to hungry trout. Several sizes, colors, and variations of this pattern in the fly box will greatly add to success on the water.
Steelhead Scud, Orange
The Orange Steelhead Scud is a bright addition to your fly box. It reminds fish of what they once ate in salt water and could even imitate what they are finding in their new freshwater environment. Whatever the reason, this fly works well when drifted naturally and can even get strikes moving as well.
Bitch Creek Nymph, Orange
The Bitch Creek Nymph Fly has been a big fish catcher for years. The contrasting colors and the motion of the rubber legs give this fly attracting qualities fish can't pass up. These features make this one of the better patterns for catching fish in high or off colored water. Bitch Creek Nymphs will work almost anywhere but are most effective in waters with stoneflies or crayfish.
Pale Morning Dun, Lawson's Cripple
The Lawson Cripple Pale Morning Dun Fly pattern imitates a emerging or crippled mayfly dun. Mayflies are vulnerable during this stage of the hatch and fish find this pattern irresistable. This fly floats high on the water, is easy to see and is very durrable. Every angler should have this fly in their mix of Pale Morning Dun patterns.
If you want a shrimp pattern that really moves in the water and appears to have lots of life, this is the one. An almost Zonker style shrimp pattern, the ubiquitous rabbit fur on the pattern pulsates in the current and literally breathes with life. Any fish that likes a shrimp is likely to eat this fly.
Zebra Midge, Tungsten Bead, Black
The Black Tungsten Bead Zebra Midge is a midge pattern quickly coming into its own among Midge fishermen. Midge fishing is many times a demanding arena that not only requires delicate presentations with fine tippets, but equally the right fly pattern to bring success. The Tungsten Bead Black Zebra Midge can be drifted in the deeper runs, or hung off a dropper just under the surface to those suspended feeding fish. This is a Midge pattern that needs some space in your fly box. Give it a try and see the results.