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.
Soft Hackle, Hares Ear
The Soft Hackle Hares Ear adds a wiggle and little life to a classic nymph pattern. Soft hackles not only mimic the look of real insects but also mimic their movement. Fish this fly when caddis are hatching, as a rising mayfly nymph, or even dead drifted along the bottom.
This wonderful Bone Shrimp Saltwater Fly is enough to drive bonefish nuts in a variety of locations around the world. This well-dressed Bone Shrimp pattern rides with the hook up for a natural retrieve and maximum hook ups!
San Juan Worm, Bead Head, Shell Pink
The Bead Head Shell Pink San Juan Worm is an effective pattern that will imitate annelids, aquatic worms, earthworms and simply will catch fish. The natural pink color has made this pattern work year round on most waters and the many size options will help you dial in what the fish are wanting. San Juan worms will work in all types of water and will catch most any freshwater fish.
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.
Sparkle Pupa Emerger, Olive
The Olive Sparkle Pupa Emerger Fly is the result of closely observing hatching caddis flies in underwater environments. It is an unconventional but effective fish catcher. The antron case is supposed to imitate the gas bubbles used by hatching flies to propel them to the surface. Whether or not this is accurate trout seem to inhale this fly when caddis are hatching. It can be fished with a dead drift, twitched, or swung. Different colors and sizes allow the angler to match the local caddisflies.
Fish Taco casts easy, moves well in light winter inside flows and won't spook fish in low water. Fishes well on sink tips to put us in the steelhead zone.
This comet variation adds bright marabou to the classic pattern to attract more aggresive salmon and steelhead. The Coho Comet Salmon Fly has proven itself to be a valueable addition to any angler's fly box.
Bunny Leech, Purple, Cone Head, Salmon Hook
A large profile leech pattern, this Purple 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.
Hopper, Triple Decker, Tan
The Tan Tripple Decker Hopper Fly is durable and buoyant. It became a popular entrant in one-fly competitions due to its ability to float and hold together and still catch fish after fish. It is a great fly to use when large trout seem eager to chase large prey. Several colors allow the angler to match thier fly to the natural insects in the area or simply choose and fish their favorite.
In the world of fly tying many times it's proven that pattern simplicity can be a straight through approach to success on the water. The Simple Hopper is a very straight forward Hopper pattern that although simple in concept and design still manifests the critical Hopper pattern attributes to trigger a response from your quarry. Providing the proper silhouette on the water this pattern rides low and well in any current and the Hi Vis post enables the fly fisherman to remain focused on the fly even in very poor lighting conditions. The Simple Hopper would be a great addition to your Terrestrial collection.
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.
October Caddis, Foam
Almost nothing in fly fishing is as exciting as skating or drifting big orange Foam October Caddis flies for aggressive autumn fish. Big trout often wait all day for such a meal. The Foam October Caddis fly can also be fished for a stone or salmon fly.
Chubby Chernobyl Black
The Chubby Chernobyl is the most known large dry fly world wide. This Black Chubby Chernobyl has great floatabilty, making it perfect for hanging a dropper underneath. The dubbed body and wing on top are perfect for soaking in floatant. The legs splay out perfectly to give that buggy look we all shoot for when tying up!
Krystal Flash Bugger, Black/Chartreuse Body
The combination of two of the best fish catching colors make the Black/Chartreuse Body Krystal Bugger one of the top patterns available. Whether you are on your local lake, a river with Steelhead or a pond with panfish the Black/Chartreuse Wooly Bugger is a pattern to have. Due to the versatility and its ability to catch any fish that swims the Black/Chartreuse Krystal Bugger is a must have fly pattern. No matter how you it, a Krystal Bugger is one of the most effective patterns there ever will be.
Serendipity, Bead Head, Orange
Developed around the classic trout waters of Yellowstone, Orange 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.
Blue Winged Olive, Sparkle Dun, Baetis
The Blue Winged Olive Sparkle Dun imitates emerging mayflies just prior to the full dun stage. At this time the mayflies are extremelly vulnerable and fish will feed specifically at this stage of the hatch. Fly fishers who fish Sparkle Duns find great success and will catch fish others won't by matching this specific stage of the hatch.
The Deceiver Fly is a classic saltwater baitfish streamer popularized by Lefty Kreh has caught fish for years and continues to produce all around the world. This Blue-White Deceiver fly is a muti-purpose baitfish pattern that has proven effective on almost any saltwater species. Several colors and sizes should be in every fly box even for those anglers going after some of the more predatory freshwater species.
Half & Half, Gray/White
The Grey 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.
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.
A masterful pattern for tarpon and other big-game saltwater species, this fly produces day in and day out. Maximize your time on the water. This fly is sure to hook some monster fish.
Shallow Water Shrimp
You can't fish for bonefish or permit without thinking about crabs and shrimp. Both of these fish work the flats eating crustaceans as they move along. Successful anglers start with the right size and color fly. The fly also has to hit the water with a minimum of commotion but still sink quickly. This fly is a must have for any serious salt fisherman.
The Gray Paramerger, designed by Western fly fishing guide Jake Ricks, is essentially a dry fly with the trailing shuck of an emerger. This fly is very effective during the emergent stage mayfly hatches. Trout can become super selective during Mayfly hatches and a pattern such as the Gray Paramerger can be the difference between a successful trip and casting practice.
Barr Emerger, Blue Wing Olive
The Barr Emerger Blue Wing Olive Fly matches the early stages of a hatching mayfly. Created by John Barr, it can be fished deep as a nymph, through the middle of the water column, or just under the surface. This emerger closely resembles a baetis or blue winged olive mayfly but it will work on many waters all year long.
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.
Sometimes known by older fly anglers as a 'goofus bug' the Red Humpy is no doubt one of the finest of dry flies around. This fly fishing classic is very buoyant, colorful, and has the profile matching a variety of insects. The Humpy dry fly is a useful attractor pattern and seems to work exceptionally well for brook trout and grayling. This has the same hackle as the Humpy, Yellow.
Gummy Minnow, Blue
The Blue Gummy Minnow is perhaps one of the oddest flies you may have ever come across. Created from an innovative material this is one of a number of Gummies on a similar imitative and irresistible theme. Saltwater and warm water species of all varieties find this pattern impossible to pass up, and the Gummy has even proven to be an attention getter with trout as well. Remarkably realistic, with a flashy underbelly they can be worked slowly or fast. A number of Blue Gummy patterns should be occupying space in your fly box.
The inventive Female Adams has a yellow tag that was designed to imitate the developing egg sack on a maturing female mayfly. The female adams bright color also boosts the attractive properties of this versatile dry fly. Fly fishermen all over the world should reserve a spot for this variation of the classic Adams in their trout fly box.
Stonefly Nymph, Bead Head, Golden
This weighted Golden Stonefly Nymph gets down deep where you need it. It also works well when fished as a dropper below a big buoyant dry in the early season. Big fish especially in moderate to swift current often key on stoneflies as a primary food source.
Serendipity, Bead Head, Black
Developed around the classic trout waters of Yellowstone, the Black 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.
This Parachute Trico Dun dry fly is very visible to the fly fisher and very realistic to rising trout. It closely resembles a hatching or spent Trico mayfly and lands upright more often than some other traditionally hackled trout fly patterns.
Pheasant Tail Nymph, Tungsten Bead Head
This Tungsten Bead Head version of the classic British Pheasant Tail is a super effective fly all over the world. Pheasant Tail Nymphs will imitate mayflies, stoneflies, midges and the versatile profile has made it an effective attractor and a great searching pattern. The weight of the tungsten bead makes this fly sink fast. It is a great choice for deep nymphing or as a dropper fly trailing off an attractor dry fly.