Whitlock Damsel Nymph
Anglers eagerly await the damsel hatch because it can provide some of the most exciting fishing of the year. Fish find the swimming nymphs to be an easy meal and the visual take is often similar to that with a dry fly. This is a time you do not want to be without the right fly and The Whitlock Damsel is one of the most effective damselfly nymph patterns available. This pattern has, a marabou tail, a perfectly tapered body, realistic legs, a layered wing case, and black mono eyes. These combined features bring the fly to life and fish can not pass it by.
Spawning Shrimp Beadchain Eye
A very lifelike spawning shrimp pattern for the flats. With the long extended legs, this bonefish fly has exceptional realism. Heavy dumbbell eyes get the pattern down, but don't create a big disturbance when it hits the water. This fly is excellent for shallow flats where fish are spooky.
Rubber Midge, Red
The Red Rubber Midge is a simple, sparsely dressed Midge pattern. Many times simple can be deadly effective and this fly fished to midging trout can be just such a pattern. Suspended as a dropper just under the surface or presented delicately drifting in the deeper water section the Red Rubber Midge can be a successful pattern in your midging pursuits.
In fly fishing flies the addition of rubber legs seems to help any fishing fly come alive. This buggy Madam X dry fly makes fish go crazy. A very successful attractor fly pattern, the Madam X has been catching trout for decades, especially in the famous fly fishing waters around Yellowstone where it originated. It works great as an imitation of a caddisfly or hopper, or can be fished as an attractor dry fly with a nymph or wet fly dropper.
Pale Morning Dun, Thorax
The Thorax Pale Morning Dun was created to have the exact profile and impression of a mayfly dun on the water. The hackle is trimmed on the bottom of the fly which makes it land upright and float naturally. Selective fish have a hard time refusing this effective pattern.
Ant, Foam, Hi Vis, Black
A high floater and visible fly, this Black Hi Vis Foam Ant is fisherman and fish friendly. Selective trout and panfish enjoy the realistic segmentation and slightly exaggerated legs of this pattern.
The classic Black Bomber Fly has proven itself to be one of the very best waking or skating dry flies. It is a must have wherever silvers and steelhead are known to chase flies on the surface.
Black Death Tarpon Fly
Dark, mysterious, and deadly on big silver-sided tarpon, the Black Death Tarpon Fly is the perfect go-to tarpon streamer for low light situations when a strong dark profile is needed. The ultra sharp saltwater-grade hook is perfect for holding big tough bucketmouths of the flats, channels, and beaches once you get one to take.
Pheasant Tail, Purple
Even a time-tested fly can stand an upgrade every few years. The Purple Pheasant Tail is a colorful and vibrant take on the traditional Pheasant Tail, and thus far, the results have been stellar. An excellent prospecting fly, it will pull fish out of the water when nothing else seems to work.
Hopper, Foam, Hi Vis
When Terrestrial season is in full swing the knowledgeable and ready fly fisherman does not venture afield without a good selection of hopper patterns. The Hi Vis Parachute Foam Hopper is a must have hopper pattern in that fly grouping. This is a robust fly that is designed to ride low in the surface film and float well in all kinds of current situations. Its Hi Vis post makes the Hi Vis Parachute Foam Hopper a very visible fly in all light conditions. If you love fishing Terrestrials this is a critical fly for you to be successful on the water.
Shrimp, Salt, Olive
This Shrimp, Salt, Olive is a realistic shrimp pattern that is especially useful when fish have seen and refused several flashier patterns. It is effective on a variety of flats and mangrove species.
Krystal Flash Bugger, Black
The addition of black krystal chenile and flash to the popular wooly bugger makes this fly come alive. No matter how you fish a Black Krystal Bugger it is one of the most effective patterns there ever will be. Due to the versatility and its ability to catch any fish that swims it is a must have fly pattern.
Headlight Caddis, Grey
Often the best caddis fishing is in very low light. The Grey Headlight Caddis fly features a calf body post that makes it very visible and a CDC under wing that keeps it riding high in the water. In tan, gray or green, this caddis fly is a must-have for last light.
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.
Pale Morning Dun, Comparadun, Pale Yellow
The PMD Comparadun provides a great mix of lifelike silhouette, visibility, and buoyancy. Many fly fishing guides go straight to comparaduns when a PMD hatch brings up actively rising trout. This fly pattern floats in all but the fastest and roughest stream currents and trout seem to prefer this fly to many of the traditional hackled patterns. Fly fishers around the world should consider this a staple fly where PMD or similar mayflies are present.
Czech Nymph, Depth Charge
The Czechs are masters of nymph fishing for trout, and this fly pattern is designed to get down hard and fast where the fish are feeding. The heavy weight of the Tunghead makes it the anchor for a Czech dropper system that has proven deadly on so many American rivers.
Sculpin, Conehead, Black
The Black Conehead Sculpin has a realistic sculpin shape with the strike inducing action of a rabbit body that fish find hard to refuse. Black shows up in any condition and is a color known to catch nearly any freshwater fish. We now have options in the deadly woolhead series with the addition of a conehead. The weight of the cone will get the fly deep and gives it a lifelike swimming action when retrieved.
Designed to imitate a stonefly, hopper, or caddisfly, the Green Stimulator has proven itself to work in a variety of dry fly fishing situations and demands 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 hatch or using it as an attractor fly this pattern is always worth a few casts.
Andy Carlson, a fly fishing guide on the Bitterroot River in Montana originated the Purple Haze fly pattern. It closely resembles a Parachute Adams with a purple body. 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, Green Drakes, and Tricos.
Ant, Parachute, Cinnamon
The Parachute Cinnamon Ant Is one of the most effective ant patterns available. The realistic silhouette of this fly is extremely effective for selective fish and the parachute post makes this ant pattern easy to see on the water. The many different sizes of this pattern will help you find the exact size the fish are looking for. Fish will often target a specific color of ant especially on stillwater. If this pattern is in your box you will won't be caught wondering what the fish are eating. The Parachute Cinnamon Ant will work on all types of water throughout the world.
Humpy, Royal, Red
The Royal Humpy is one of the classic attractors and no doubt one of the finest dry flies around. This fly very buoyant, colorful, easy to see and has a profile matching a variety of insects. The Humpy dry fly is in the same category as the famous Royal Wulff which seems to catch fish in most waters all over the world.
Flexi-Girdle Bug, Adult, Brown
Need to attract a fish's attention? The Flexi Rubber Leg Girdle Bug is your dry fly. This multi-legged creature of a terrestrial fly attracts more attention than a Hollywood star out on the town. Fish this fly any time you need to pull big fish up from the bottom, or use it to float a heavy dropper fly in a dry-dropper rig.
Bonefish Bitters, Olive
Bitters were originally developed for Bonefish on the flats around Belize. They have now been proven to work all over the world. This fly will catch a variety of saltwater fish and freshwater anglers are finding the Olive Bitter to be effective for Carp, Bass, Panfish and many others. This pattern will imitate small crabs, shrimp, urchins, crayfish and other items fish feed on. The glue covered eyes and synthetic materials create a translucent silhouette that fish find irresistible.
This parachute dry fly is both visible for the fly fisher and very realistic to gulping trout. The Parachute Callibaetis lands upright and provides a visual focal point and is also visible in rippled or wavy water when other lake flies seem to disappear.
Rubber Bugger, Cone Head, Olive
The Olive Cone Head Rubber Bugger is a more subtle and natural color but the wiggle that is produced by its unique rubber body materials is anything but subtle. This streamer shimmies and shakes as it swims, attracting attention and strikes from waiting predators. Fish it for trout, bass, and virtually anything else that swims.
Gray Drake, Dun, Thorax
Fishermen on tricky tailwaters and spring creeks perfected the thorax style mayfly imitation. The Thorax Gray Drake Fly is designed to provide buoyancy and balance on the water especially in the smaller hook sizes. Trout seem to prefer the more even and realistic ride provided by the clipped hackle.
Gray Drake, Comparadun
The Gray Drake Comparadun provides a great mix of lifelike silhouette, visibility, and buoyancy. Many Yellowstone area fly fishing guides go straight to comparaduns when a hatch brings up actively rising trout. This fly pattern floats in all but the fastest and roughest stream currents and trout seem to prefer this fly to many of the traditional hackled patterns. Fly fishers around the world should consider this a staple fly where large gray mayflies are present.
Bunny Leech, Orange, Cone Head, Salmon Hook
A large profile leech pattern, this Orange Cone Head Bunny Leech will get attention from a distance. Cross cut and Zonker rabbit strips give this fly a lifelike pulsating action proven to stimulate strikes from trout, salmon, bass, and a variety of other species.
Pale Morning Dunn Hi Flote
These small light colored may flies were designed for the angler who would rather sleep late. Pale Morning Duns (PMDs) usually hatch mid to late morning. But, during some magic days, hatches can continue into the late afternoon. In our local rivers these hatches start in June and run into August. This pattern drifts wonderfully in the water, imitating the dunn as it emerges from the film.
Ghost Biot Midge, Glass Bead, Grey
The realistic shape and color of the Glass Bead Grey Biot Ghost Midge Fly make this a versatile pattern to imitate midges, mayflies and other food options. The flash rib on this fly will make it stand out and shows the fish an attractive segmented look. The Biot Midge resembles a variety insects and is great searching fly that works when the fish are being difficult to catch.
Gypsy King, Variant-Blue
This Gypsy King, Variant-Blue fly uses a simple but very effective approach of tieing hackle over the top of the foam body to give the fly CRAZY ACTION when viewed from underneath. It makes a deadly Stonefly, Hopper, Cricket, and about 100 other tasty treats. We love to fish the Gypsy King for a lot of different applications. It is a unique fly and it just seems to "get 'em!"
Hopper, Parachute, Olive
The Parachute Hopper Fly is perhaps the most popular hopper pattern around. It is highly visible and is also useful for floating a weighted dropper nymph in a dry-dropper rig. The Parachute Hopper can be fished in rough water, near banks, or wherever fish may hold. It is wise to include several sizes in the fly box.