Bunny Leech, Cerise, Cone Head, Salmon Hook
A large profile leech pattern, this Cerise Cone Head Bunny Leech 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.
Wooly Bugger, Olive
The 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.
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.
Zebra Midge, Tungsten Bead, Maroon, Black Bead
The Maroon Tungsten Bead Zebra Midge is a new offering for RiverBum. This innovative design brings in the traditional elements of our Maroon Zebra midge but add a black tungsten bead to get the fly down in the water column and eliminates the flash of brighter metals. This fly is perfect for clear water applications for picky fish. This fly is a must for any fly box.
Soft Hackle, Partridge, Orange
Whether you prefer fishing downstream with a traditional wet fly swing approach, stripping it in stillwater, or drifting it as a nymph in constant motion, you'll find the subtle Orange Partridge Soft Hackle Fly to hold a quite a bit of fish catching magic.
Catch's Caped Avenger, Baetis
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, Baetisis a great all around attractor nymph, mimicking a variety of insects in the water from Mayflies to Caddis, emerging or otherwise.
A.P. Emerger, Olive
The Olive A.P. Emerger Fly is one of the top patterns for imitating a callibaetis mayfly or damselfly nymph. This fly was developed for the shallow lakes of Oregon by well known stillwater angler Denny Rikards. When aquatic insects start to become active, lake anglers are finding the A.P. Emerger to be a one of the most constant patterns they fish. When the fish are difficult to catch, having versatile patterns like this that match a variety of food sources will greatly increase your success.
Wooly Bugger, Bead Head, Olive-Black
The Wooly Bugger is perhaps the most versatile fly in fly fishing. The Bead Head, Olive-Black 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.
Marabou is a great addition to any fly. Our Violet Marabou Fly is no exception. The marabou moves and pulsates giving this pattern a life like appearance that drives salmon and other species crazy.
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.
Clouser Deep Minnow, Black
This classic saltwater fly is probably the most popular saltwater pattern in the world. The Black Clouser Deep Minnow is effective on nearly every predatory saltwater species. It is especially useful for stripers, bluefish, bonefish, redfish, snook, seatrout, and many others. It has also become a very popular freshwater streamer pattern. Every fly fisher should carry an array of sizes and colors of Clouser Minnows to be ready for anything.
Tarantula, Rubber Leg, Hares Ear Body
The versatile design of the Hares Ear Rubber Legs Tarantula is a fly that will get the attention of big fish. Whether you fish it as a dry, nymph or streamer it will trigger aggressive strikes. Fish can't resist the profile, natural colors and the movement of the rubber legs. Fly fishers in all parts of the fly fishing world have success with this this productive pattern.
Rainbow Warrior Tungsten BH, Black
The Rainbow Warrior Tungsten Bead Black has become a top selling fly in our retail location and we are proud to offer it here. The thorax of this fly is rainbow dubbing which is a blend of different colors. We feel some of the reasons this fly is so productive is at least one of the colors will stand out in any fishing condition and the abdomen closely matches a midge pupa. The Rainbow Warrior works in almost any water but is hard to beat when fish are feeding on midges. This pattern works well in waters with sow bugs and will also work for a Mysis shrimp. The extra weight of the tungsten head makes this fly sink fast and makes this fly a great choice to trail off of a dry.
Madam X, Parachute, Yellow
The addition of a parachute hackle and white post has taken the popular Madam X to new levels of fly fishing popularity with the Yellow Parachute Madam X. The PMX, as it's known, is a must have in any trout fishing fly box. It may work for a hopper, a stonefly, a caddis fly, or an attractor fly but whatever the reason the fish come up with, it just seems to work. Fly fishing guides all over the world are making this their go to fishing fly.
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.
Fly fishers all over the world are finding that Olive/Gray Scuds are very productive for many species of fish. They are especially important flies for fly fishing in tailwaters and on spring creeks. Some large fish key specifically on scuds because of their very high nutritional value. The Scud thrives in a nutrient rich environment with lots of vegetation. Lake fishing can be very successful fishing these near weed edges and around grass flats.
Adams, Para Wulff
No one can argue the success of the famous Parachute Adams but this fly is an upgraded version of the popular pattern. By adding split Wulff style wings this fly is even more visible on the water. The split tail gives the fly a more realistic profile and the flashy mylar rib adds a lifelike segmenting that fish can't pass up. The Parawulff Adams is often used as a Mayfly but is one of the top producing attractor flies sold. This pattern will catch fish anywhere in the world and is a must have dry fly. Every angler should always have stock of a variety of sizes of this versatile fly pattern.
Copper John Nymph, Bead Head, Green
The Green Copper John Bead Head Nymph Fly 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.
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.
The Silver Hilton is an oldy but a goody. The fact that knowledgeable steelheaders and salmon anglers continue to keep a few of these in their fly boxes shows that it has a lasting appeal and continues to catch fish.
Humpback Emerger, BWO
Baetis hatches, both Spring and Fall, provide the fly fisherman some of the most exhilarating fishing of the year. Although there are times during such hatches when even the novice can get a fair share of action, Blue Winged Olive hatches are typically some of the most demanding times in fly fishing. Fish that really key on BWOs require a proper imitation along with a good presentation. The Blue Winged Olive Humpback Emerger, created by Utah fly fishing guide, Jake Ricks, imitates an emerging insect during that critical stage between Emerger and just before fully hatching into a Dun. This pattern seems to fool even the pickiest of finicky trout.
Hatchling Midge, Black
The Black Hatchling 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.
Blue Winged Olive, Para Wulff
No one can argue the success of Parachute flies but this fly is an upgraded version of the popular style. The horizontal hackle and the split tail gives the fly a more realistic profile on the water and by adding two split "Wulff" style wings the Para Wulff Blue Wing Olive is one of the easiest patterns to see on the water. The flashy Mylar rib adds a lifelike segmenting that grabs attention and imitates gas bubbles of emerging insects like Mayflies and Midges. These features together make this a fly fish can't pass up.
Egg, Golden Nugget
The Golden Nugget Egg Fly is a great roe pattern for waters that have spawning fish. This is one of the top producing egg colors. Almost every freshwater fish will eat eggs 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.
Gypsy King, Variant-Pink
We are always searching for the best big dry fly patterns, a few years ago we happened upon this fly. It was adopted from a few simple philosophy that CATCH's Britten Jay had been using to tie his dry flies. This 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!"
Pheasant Tail Nymph, Bead Head, Flashback
This American version of the classic British Bead Head Flash Back Pheasant Tail mayfly nymph continues to catch fish wherever slender mayflies are found. The peacock thorax, bead head, and pearl flash wing case on this nymph also gives it a bit of color and shine that makes it an effective attractor fly and a great searching pattern.
The Zonker is the classic rabbit streamer. Multiple colors, a minnow-like profile, and realistic flashy underbody make this fly an effective fish catcher in a variety of situations and water types. This Silver Black Zonker is tied with the hook up hidden in the wing. This makes this fly swim through cover and glide over the bottom eliminating snags.
Eric's Clodhopper, Tan
This Hopper pattern lands upright every single time and can seriously take a beating. If you want serious hopper action, Eric's Tan Clodhopper is guaranteed to bring them to the surface.
General Practitioner, Pink
Available in several different colors, the Pink General Practitioner is simply a classic. It has a unique profile that has proven effective on sea run fish on both coasts and around the world.
Bird's Nest, Bead Head, Black
The Black Birds Nest is among the most productive searching nymphs available. Effective as a dark mayfly nymph presentation or simply an attractor wet fly, the Black Birds is a successful pattern for not only trout but warm water fish as well. A major characteristic of this fly is its versatility for the fisherman. It can be fished as a stillwater choice and used as a dropper fly with a dry-dropper technique.
Crystal Flash Caddis, Olive
As Gary LaFontaine noted years ago in his well known book Caddis Flies, the caddis is a mainstay in the majority of rivers and streams we fish and the Olive Crystal Flash Caddis is a new adult caddis pattern which incorporates not only the latest techniques but materials on an age old theme. Blending the iridescence of peacock along with the sparkle of Crystal Flash in a manner which will ride the fly well on any current the Olive Crystal Flash Caddis is a must pattern when your working caddis over feeding fish.
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.