The classic Renegade Fly epitomizes versatility in fly fishing flies. It can be fly fished dry as a mating midge or for whatever is fluttering around or may be fished as a wet fly in lakes or swung across your favorite trout stream or river. The irridescent peacock body of this favorite trout fly attracts attention and the two hackles provide buoyancy and the impression of movement that fish can't resist.
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.
Ant, Parachute, Black
The Parachute Black 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. The Parachute Black Ant will work in all types of water throughout the world.
Egg, Unreal, Peachy King
The Peachy King Unreal Egg Fly is one of the most realistic roe patters available. The internal 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 fish in clear water and works for almost any fish willing to eat an egg.
Pale Morning Dun, Vis-A-Dun
Synthetic materials have a great influence in how new flies are created. They are more durable, float better and are often easier to see than traditional materials. This is the case with the Pale Morning Dun Vis-A-Dun a newer variation of the classic Thorax pattern. The synthetic wing is much easier to see and is more durable than a turkey flat wing. This pattern like the Thorax has the exact profile and impression of a mayfly dun on the water. The trimmed hackle makes it land upright and float along naturally on the water. Selective fish have a hard time refusing this visible effective pattern.
Half & Half, Red/White
The Red White Half & Half is a combination of two famous saltwater patterns. It has the realistic body of the Deceiver and the lead eyes provide a lifelike swimming action like a Clouser minnow. These features together have made the Half & Half one of the best big fish patterns around.
Crab, Permit, Del Brown
The Del Brown Permit Crab was created by one of the most famous permit fly anglers, Del Brown. The shape of this fly along with lead eyes makes it sink like a fleeing crab. The Del Brown Permit Crab also known as a Merkin is one of the most productive permit flies available. It is also effective on bonefish, Redfish and other flats species which makes it a pattern you should always have in your box. This is a pattern that will produce fish anywhere in the world and recently has become popular with Steelhead anglers using nymphing techniques. The Merkin does not hang up when bouncing along the bottom, this makes it a great choice for a heavy nymph.
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.
Copper John Nymph, BH, Rubber Legs, Green
The Green Rubber Leg Copper John 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. The addition of rubber legs creates an added attractant that makes this fly hugely successful. Most guides and serious anglers never enter the river without several sizes, colors, and variations of this rubber leg pattern in the fly box.
Hardcore streamer fishermen love patterns with that can move a lot in the water, patterns with a little flash thrown in for good measure. The Black Slumpbuster streamer is just such a fly. Weighted well this fly will dive deep and play to the aggressiveness of the fish as you rip it through the currents. A good selection of Streamers in various styles and colors is just what the serious Streamer fisherman carries, and the Black Slumpbuster is a good addition to that selection. This fly is a must for you when it comes to throwing big flies for big aggressive fish!
Crazy Charlie, Tan
The Crazy Charlie is the classic flats fly. The Charlie is useful in a variety of situations and works on almost every thing that cruises the flats and is also useful in freshwater for sightfishing to carp.
The White-Silver Zonker is made from a strip of rabbit fur that gives it crazy motion in the water. It makes an amazing minnow imitation for big fish and works especially well in places that have really light reflective baitfish. Try this fly on trout, bass, pike, and any other aggressive species.
The Light JRS combines properties of several proven fish catching nymphs into one super nymph. This exclusive RiverBum pattern was designed by and named after Western fly fishing guide, Jake Ricks. This flashy lighter version of the darker original JRS has proven to be an effective match for many light mayflies and lighter stonefly nymphs. This is a killer pattern for searching new water and works well in trout streams around the world.
Scud, Bead Head, Orange
Fly fishers in many places are finding that Orange Bead Head Scuds are very productive trout flies. Some large fish key specifically on scuds because of their high protein content. Scuds excel in nutrient rich waters with vegetation and are especially effective in tailwaters and spring creeks. The Orange color can imitate a dead or dying scud and is a very effective fly when rising water flushes the bottom of the river. This color also works great in water where there are spawning fish.
Here it is! The practically screaming Yellow Pearl Zonker kinda likes all the attention. The combination of a flashy pearl mylar body and strike-inducing yellow bunny fur is enough to grab any fish's attention. The Yellow Pearl Zonker is great for fishing to pre-spawn trout in the early Spring and early Fall. This pattern also works for many warm-water fish species including bass and pike.
Zonker, Lead Eye, Gold-Natural
Zonker flies have gained a pretty nice reputation for catching big fish. The Natural Gold Lead Eye Zonker is perfect for clear waters when you need a really natural and subdued color to imitate the local baitfish.
Crazy Charlie, Orange
This is the classic flats fly. It is useful in a variety of situations and works on almost every thing that cruises the flats and is also useful in freshwater for sightfishing to carp.
Serendipity, Bead Head, Olive
Developed around the classic trout waters of Yellowstone, Olive 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.
Midge, Parachute, Olive
The white post on this Olive Parachute Midge allows it to be seen even in riffled water. In the correct sizes and colors this fly also makes a great trico or baetis pattern when tiny mayflies are hatching.
The Alevin Fly can be key to your early season success. With the coming of spring and early summer and any real significant aquatic emergence activity still weeks if not months away the Alevin is a hot target for fish. A good imitation of a newly hatched steelhead, salmon smolt or even newly hatched trout species of your home waters the Alevin Fly or Sac Fly as it's commonly known should be part of your fly selection. This is a high protein food source that fish look for with eager anticipation with each spring season.
Czech Nymph, Pinky Passion
Another colorful fly in the Czech-Mate series of flies designed specifically for European or Czech-style nymphing, this lightly weighted fly works perfectly as the top or bottom fly in a Czech-style rig. Designed to be fished either above or below a heavier fly, the Pinky will roll along the bottom and entice fish to strike in faster-moving water.
Sow Bug, Biot, Tan
Just a few years ago, nobody knew what a Sow Bug was, or if they did, they didn't know it was a favorite food item of tailwater and spring creek trout. The Tan Biot Sow Bug was developed on the productive tailwaters of the West by Utah fly fishing guide, Jake Ricks. Sow bugs are important in tailwaters and spring creeks, the Tan Biot Sow Bug is a great Fall and winter pattern that might imitate dying sow bugs that are washed from decaying vegetation.
Prince Nymph, Double Bead
The Double Bead Head Prince Nymph is a heavier Flashy version of the classic Prince Nymph. The heavy weight of the two beads allows you to get this fly deep, often without needing extra weight. Guides go to this pattern to make casting easier for their clients and for a quick nymphing set up. This pattern is one of the most effective attractor nymphs around. The split tail and wing look very natural and make this fly work exceptionally well in water with Stoneflies. The flash of the beads and peacock are attention getters and make this fly work in every type of water. Anglers have great success with this pattern for almost every freshwater fish all over the world. It pays to carry several different sizes and varieties of this incredible pattern in your box at all times.
Krystal Flash Bugger, Purple
The addition of purple krystal flash to the popular wooly bugger has made this fly come alive both in the depths of your favorite trout lake and in your local trout stream. It may be stripped on a sinking line in still water or swung across current in river situations. This fly has quickly become a must have in any fly fishers box.
Krystal Flash Bugger, Bead Head, Black/Chartreuse Body
The combination of two of the best fish catching colors make the Black/Chartreuse Bead Head Krystal Bugger one of the top patterns available. No matter how you fish a 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 the Black/Chartreuse Krystal Bugger is a must have fly pattern.
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.
Catch's Caped Avenger, Psuedo
CATCH Fly Fishing's Eric Beebe brings his skill to the vise again bringing innovation and craftsmanship to the fly fishing industry. Catch's Caped Avenger, Psuedo is a great all around attractor nymph, mimicking a variety of insects in the water from Mayflies to Caddis, emerging or otherwise.
San Juan Worm, Brown
Immitating anything from an annelid to an earthworm, the Worm Brown San Juan Worm fly simply catches fish. It's much easier to handle and keep than "garden hackle" as well; no coffee can necessary.
Blue Winged Olive, Parachute, Dun Post
Parachute flies are very popular in fly fishing due to their combination of visibility and fishability. The Parachute Blue Winged Olive Dun Post closely resembles a hatching Blue Winged Olive, floats well, lands right side up, and is easy see. The dun post on this version gives a more realistic color to help fool selective fish.
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.
Zebra Midge, Tungsten Bead, Red/Silver, Gold Bead
The Red/Silver Gold Tungsten Bead Zebra Midge is a pattern that has quickly earned great respect in the sport of fly fishing. The color of this pattern is an excellent midge imitation and works wonders as a general attractor. Fly fishing usually requires delicate presentations, but having a great fly pattern always helps to bring success. The Tungsten Bead will sink quick in the deeper runs and is a favorite to hang as a dropper off a attractor dry. This is a fly pattern that needs to be in every anglers fly box.
Bunny Leech, Olive
A large profile leech pattern, this Olive Bunny Leech fly will get attention from a distance. Cross cut and Zonker style rabbit strips give this fly a lifelike pulsating action that triggers strikes from nearly any freashwater species.