Bonefish Bitters, Brown
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 Amber or Brown 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.
Bead Head Nymphs have come into their own over the last number of years, establishing themselves as a group of flies in the must have category. The Tung Teaser is a bead head that adds the flash and weight advantage of a bead to natural shades and buggy impressionism, making a truly lethal combination. The Tung Teaser is a fly you most definitely need in your box. Fish it and it will soon become one of your go to patterns.
Steelhead Scud, Chartreuse
The Chartreuse 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.
Sow Bug, Biot, Grey
Just a few years ago, nobody knew what a Sow Bug was. Now they are a staple of the tailwater angler's fly box. The Gray Biot Sow Bug was developed on the famous tailwaters of the Western US by Utah fly fishing guide, Jake Ricks. Sowbugs are an important food item for tailwater trout. This pattern combines a realistic profile with the impressionism of mixed colors to create a fly that keeps catching tailwater trout around the world.
Pheasant Tail Nymph, Flashback
This American version of the classic British Flashback Pheasant Tail mayfly nymph continues to catch fish wherever slender mayflies are found. The peacock thorax and pearl flash wing case on this nymph also gives it a bit of irridescent flash that makes it an effective attractor fly and a great searching pattern.
Callibaetis, Spinner, Foam
The Foam Callibaetis Spinner is both buoyant and visible to the angler while providing the fish with nothing but a realistic spent mayfly silhouette. Many lake fly fishermen know that the worst part of fishing a callibaetis spinner can be determining which speck on the lake is your fly.
Headlight Caddis, Tan
Often the best caddis fishing is in very low light. The Tan 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.
Sea Habit, Herring
The Sea Habit Herring is a big and bold baitfish imitation that first proved itself on big billfish in the Sea of Cortez. It has proven its versatility, however, and is now used to catch everything from mahi mahi to tarpon and many other saltwater and even freshwater species that key on big baitfish.
Blue Winged Olive, Thorax , Med Dun Wing
The Thorax Blue Winged Olive was created to have the exact profile and impression of a mayfly dun on the water. The hackle is trimed on the bottom of the fly which makes it land upright and float naturally. Selective fish have a hard time refusing this effective pattern.
Prince Nymph, Hot Wire Green-Yellow, Tungsten Bead Head
One of the ultimate heavy searching nymph patterns, the Green Wired Tungsten Prince Nymph just catches fish. This bright trout fly is a great Czech nymphing anchor fly and works in almost every fly fishing river around the world.
The Blue Dun is another classic trout dry fly pattern that was originated to imitate the early mayfly hatches. These dry flies work for a number of hatches including the Blue Winged Olives, Hendricksons, Blue Quills and Quill Gordons. These are all great midday hatches. Sleep late and then step into the river late morning and have some fun with these dry flies
Skwala Stonefly, Bullet Head, Adult
The Bullet Head Adult Skwalla Stonefly has the exact profile of a female skwalla stone. The deer hair bullet head, foam egg sack and foam under body make this fly float exceptionally well. The silicone rubber legs give this fly movement and a buggy silhouette. The wing color makes this fly easy to track on the water. Because stoneflies are an easy meal with excellent food value they will pull even the largest fish out of there hiding places. This pattern is also used as a grasshopper and works as a general attractor most anywhere.
Bunny Leech, Purple
A large profile leech pattern, this Purple Bunny Leech fly will get attention from a distance. Cross cut and Zonker style rabbit strips give this fly a lifelike pulsating action proven to stimulate strikes from trout, salmon, bass, and a variety of other species.
The Sar-Mul-Mac Blue Fly is a great offshore pattern for larger predatry fish that prey on mackeral. The mixture of realistic profile, colors, and attractive flash make the Sar-Mul-Mac a superb big fish fly.
The Mahogany Dun Comparadun provides a great mix of lifelike silhouette, visibility, and buoyancy. Many fly fishing experts go straight to comparaduns when a mayfly 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 Mahogany mayflies are present.
Starlight Leech, Red
Much like the Hot Shot, the Red Starlight Leech Fly takes everthing that is good about the Bunny and Egg Sucking Leeches and adds weighted eyes and a neon head to get it down to where fish hold in deeper pools or swift currents and get their attention.
Egg, Unreal, Gold Nugget - Red Bead
The Gold Nugget Unreal Egg Fly is one of the most realistic roe patters available. The internal red glass bead gives the fly a 3D effect and mimics a fertilized egg exceptionally well. The color combination of this fly is great for catching nearly any freshwater fish and will work in almost any water condition.
EC Caddis, Tan
E. C. stands for emergent crippled. Trout will key in on food that can't flee and during a hatch, and this Tan EC Caddis pattern can be down right spectacular!
Mottled Caddis, Olive
These Olive 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.
Leech, Sparkle, Olive
The pulsating action and unique light catching qualities of this Olive Sparkle Leech fly make it an effective pattern for almost any fish. It is a top producing pattern and stillwater anglers who fish this fly behind sinking fly lines have tremendous success. Though mostly known as a stillwater pattern the Olive Sparkle Leech will show surprising results on almost any water with many presentations.
Look at this fly! One look and you see it shouts fish me! There are a number of saltwater shrimp imitations available that are great proven patterns. This pattern throws a little extra into the mix. The Tan Squimp gives impressionism a deeper meaning with its rubber legs and flowing flashy outline. Work the flats with this pattern. Slip it along the sandy bottom and you're sure to find some very positive results with the Tan Squimp. This fly is a must have for your box.
A proven pattern on Northwestern steelhead rivers. The Boss Fly is a great pattern to try on fish that travel far upstream to spawn.
Ghost Midge, Bead Head, Cream
Midge fishing requires concentration, stealth and a good selection of fly patterns for the numerous situations you may encounter. The Cream Bead Head Ghost Midge is one of numerous variations on the Ghost Midge theme, patterns which have indeed proven themselves in those quiet, calm tailwater and springcreek like fishing situations that can and does drive many fishermen back to the truck. If you're serious about midging the Cream Bead Head Ghost Midge is a must have.
Copper John Nymph, BH, Jumbo, RL, Golden
The Jumbo Wired Golden Copper John is a heavy nymph that will often get to the bottom without needing extra weight. The curved design makes the fly bounce along the bottom without getting hung and keeps the fish on after it is hooked. This two tone version of the popular Copper John excels in waters with stoneflies and is one of the best golden stone nymphs available. The realistic body along with lifelike rubber legs gives the fly a natural look that fish find irresistible. The Jumbo Copper John is a very productive pattern for Steelhead where traditional nymphing techniques are used.
Starlight Leech, Chartreuse
Much like the Hot Shot, the Chartreuse Starlight Leech takes everything that is good about the Bunny and Egg Sucking Leeches and adds weighted eyes and a neon head to get it down to where fish hold in deeper pools or swift currents and get their attention.
Brassie, Bi-Color, Silver-Red
The Silver-Red Bi-Colored Brassie has a segmented look given by alternating wire colors and a slimmer dubbed head has made this fly even more realistic and fishy than its popular predecessor. Use this fly wherever midges are an important food item. Aggressive trout seem to prefer this heavier flashier fly to many other midge imitations.
Every freshwater fish will eat the Chartreuse Egg Fly including Steelhead and Salmon. The Chartreuse color will catch fish in any water condition and triggers strikes when others roe fly colors don't seem to work. Whether you are fishing a famous Steelhead run, your local river or even a 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.
Copper John Nymph, Bead Head, Black
The Black Copper John is a popular and effective pattern has taken the fly fishing world by storm. 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. it is best fished where mayflies or stoneflies are common and even works in certain lake situations. Most guides and serious anglers never enter the river without several sizes, colors, and variations of the copper john in the fly box.
The Adams Trude is a visible fly pattern that will never go out of style. The down wing provides a silhouette that imitates insects like Stoneflies, Caddis and Moths and is easy to see. Trudes work in all types of water but are especially effective in pockets and on small streams. The Adams Trude is a great choice for low light when flies are difficult to see.
Ghost Midge, Bead Head, Black
Midge fishing requires concentration, stealth and a good selection of fly patterns. The Black Bead Head Ghost Midge is one variation of the Ghost Midge theme which have proven themselves in tailwater and tough clear spring creek like waters. If you're serious about midging the Black Bead Head Ghost Midge should be in your fly collection.
Scud, Bead Head, Amber
Fly anglers often overlook this color, but the Amber Bead Head Scud has proven to be extremely effective in any water having scuds or crustaceans. This Amber color will match a dead scud, a scud carrying eggs and also imitate small crayfish. It is a very effective pattern to fish when a river flow is rising or fluctuating. The rising water will flush scuds off of the bottom. Large fish will often key specifically on scuds due to their high food value. This color also works great in water where there are spawning fish.
Sculpin, Conehead, Olive
The Olive Conehead Sculpin is one of the most realistic sculpin patterns available. The realistic shape along with the lifelike swimming action of rabbit make it a fly that fish find hard to refuse. The addition of a cone gives gives this fly a pulsating effect when retrieved, and helps get the fly down deep. Olive is the most recognized color for sculpin, and it will work great in nearly any type of water.