Callibaetis, Dun, Thorax
The Thorax Callibaetis Dun is designed to provide a realistic shape and consistent balance even on rippled water. Cruising trout that see a lot of different flies seem to prefer the more realistic ride provided by the clipped bottom hackle and the natural shaped wing.
A relatively new fly compared to many, the WD40 came on to the scene and has proven itself quickly as a fly to fish. An effective fly fished in the surface film, just under the surface or swept up from the deeper zones. The Brown WD40 is a fly to have when you're fishing tailwaters, spring creeks, and waters with good concentrations of midge and mayflies. You should not venture out without some Brown WD40's in your fly box.
The Green Highlander is a traditional Atlantic salmon pattern that has long been considered one of the most beautiful and effective fish catchers.
The Black X-Caddis fly adds a Z-lon tail to the classic elk hair silhouette to create a trout fly that is irresistable to feeding fish. Born in the fly fishing waters around Yellowstone, this dry fly has been proven effective wherever caddis live. Fly fishers should consider having this fishing fly in multiple sizes and colors for a variety of fly fishing situations. In the right sizes and colors it can also fool fish looking for a hatching mayfly.
A traditional salmon fly, the Silver Rat is effective in clear water situations. The bright tinsel body and soft hackle combine to create an appealing movement and eye-catching flash that will draw strikes from several species.
Caddis Poopah, Olive
The Olive Caddis Poopah is also known as the Super Pupa. This fly uses unique materials and an extended profile to imitate the pupal stage of caddis development as well or better than any other fly available. Anglers who have never tried caddis pupae or emergers are missing out on one of the more enjoyable fly fishing experiences.
Pale Morning Dun, Traditional
The Traditional Pale Morning Dun continues to prove itself as a top producing pattern. This basic pattern floats well , is durable and has a silhouette fish love. These characteristics will keep this pattern in fly boxes for years to come.
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.
Mackerel Fly, Olive
Holy Mackerel! This fly represents one of the classic baitfish in salt water. It's translucent and durable synthetic fibers hold up even after several attacks by toothy predatory gamefish. Fish it for big roosterfish, snook, baracuda, tarpon, stripers, bluefish, as well as big bluewater fish like tuna, mahi, and even small marlin. You should also try this pattern in freshwater as a perch imitation for pike and muskies.
Part crab and part shrimp, the Mangrove Critter is the perfect fly to throw for hungry fish just looking for something tasty. This Mangrove Critter pattern is effective on a variety of flats and ambush-type species.
Gotcha, Orange Tail
The Gotcha fly is one of the best bonefish patterns available. The pearlescent body and critter-like shape makes this fly irresistable to feeding bonefish. The Gotcha is available is several variations and sizes and is effective in a variety of situations and locales.
Copper John Nymph, BH, Rubber Legs, Copper/Black
The Copper Body/Black Rubber Legged Copper John is a super effective pattern that has taken the fly fishing world by storm. This fly sinks quickly and is a great choice for deep nymphing or as a dropper off of your favorite attractor dry fly. Fish seem unable to resist the combination of color, flash, and realistic shape this fly offers. The addition of rubber legs creates added movement which makes this fly hugely successful. Most guides and serious anglers never enter the river without having several variations of this productive pattern.
Bonefish Scampi Beadchain
With it's pearly body for subtle flash, and a rabbit fur wing for action, the Bonefish Scampi is simplicity itself - this fly has all of the things we look for in a productive bonefish pattern. Having bonefish flies in a variety of weights helps anglers cover all water conditions, and this fly is tied in two versions - one with lead eyes (heavier weight) or bead chain eyes (lighter weight) to help anglers keep the fly right in the strike zone. This fly in the Lead Eye is also a nice imitation of a Mole Crab for surf perch, croakers, flounders, etc.
Ray Charles, Gray
The Grey Ray Charles or Gray Ray for short is a killer sow bug pattern with a little extra flash and charm that you just can't resist. It has real star power and the fish like it too.
Bass Popper, Ultra Foam, Frog
The Ultra Foam Bass Popper Frogs are a bass and panfish angler's go to bugs. Popper flies bring a new level of excitement to warm water fly fishing. This bass and panfish fly uses enticing wiggling legs a realistic frog profile to draw explosive strikes from ambushing fish.
Disco Midge, Bead Head, Red
The Red Bead Head Disco Midge takes flash to new levels. This midge larva pattern is highly visible and highly effective for aggresive trout in waters where midges make up a large part of their diet. It is one of the best midge patterns in slightly dirty water or tailwaters with a lot of drifting debris.
Eric's Clodhopper, Green
This Hopper pattern lands upright every single time and can seriously take a beating. If you want serious hopper action, Eric's Green Clodhopper is guaranteed to bring them to the surface.
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.
Peeking Caddis Pupa, Cream
The Cream Peeking Caddis Pupa Fly is one of the top patterns for imitating a cased caddis. The natural materials used on this fly make it a versatile pattern that will work in almost any water. Most anglers drift the peeking caddis like a nymph but it will also work as an effective emerger pattern.
Marabou is a great addition to any fly. Our Showgirl Marabou Fly is no exception. The marabou moves and pulsates giving this pattern a life like appearance that drives salmon and other species crazy.
Matuka, Rabbit, Black
Matuka style streamers have been around for a while but continue to produce excellent results. A realistic profile gives this Black Matuka Rabbit Fly the silhouette and impression of a fleeing minnow and the rabbit strip adds tons of fish catching movement.
Mushmouth flies are popular saltwater flies for striped bass fishing. These Mushmouth-Yellow/White are tied with all synthetic materials but utilize a special technique developed by Dave Skok that gives them somewhat of a stiff backbone that prevents fouling. This versatile fly can also be used for freshwater bass, pike and musky.
Egg, Unreal, Chartreuse - Red Bead
The Chartreuse 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 fish in almost any water condition and will trigger strikes when others don't seem to work.
Bunny Leech, Red, Cone Head, Salmon Hook
A large profile leech pattern, this Red Cone Head Salmon Hook 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.
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.
The Callibaetis Comparadun gives you a lifelike silhouette, good floatation, and visibility. Many fly fishing experts choose comparaduns when a stillwater mayfly hatch brings gulpers to the surface or when these flies hatch in slow moving rivers. Fly fishers around the world should consider this a staple fly where Callibaetis mayflies are present.
This Parachute Mahogany Dun dry fly is very visible to the fly fisher and very realistic to rising trout. It closely resembles a hatching Mahogany Dun and lands upright more often than some other traditionally hackled trout fly patterns.
Diver, Rabbit Strip, Weedless, Red/White
The Weedless Red/White Rabbit Strip Diver is a large fly pattern that was developed for large predatory fish. The spun deer hair head is trimmed to make the fly dive and give off a noisy air bubble when stripped. The rabbit strip tail has a lifelike swimming action and is durable to withstand the teeth of big fish. This is an effective topwater pattern or streamer and with a weedguard you can fish it in any situation. Working Large flies with an aggressive retrieve will produce big fish anywhere in the world.
Clouser Deep Minnow, Olive-White
This classic saltwater fly also known as a Clouser Minnow is probably the most popular saltwater pattern in the world. It is effective on nearly every predatory saltwater species. The Clouser Deep Minnow, Olive-White 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 to be ready for anything.
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.
Hotwire Caddis Amber
Invented by Ken Morrish out of Ashland, OR, the Amber Hot Wire Caddis was his adaptation of a Copper John caddis. The use of wire helps get this pattern down, while the curved hook gives a more caddis-like profile. This is a great searching pattern that should be in every flyfisherman's fly box.
Trico, Spinner, Xelon, Female
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 trico 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. For ultra selective trout fish a Female Trico Spinner when they are the prominent fly on the water.