Stillwater Flies

Crayfish, Fighting Craw, Rust, Ritt's

Crayfish, Fighting Craw, Rust, Ritt's

Crayfish are an important food source and are found in many types of water. Though mostly used to catch Bass, Crayfish flies are effective for most freshwater species. Carp, Panfish, Bass, Trout and many others are frequently caught on crayfish patterns. The Rust Fighting Crawfish Ritt's Fly is one of the most realistic crayfish flies available. The foam claws are buoyant and make the fly stand up in the fighting position. This is what a live crawdad will do before a fish eats it. This pattern is great to use for sight fishing and most anglers fish it with a quick two or three strip retrieve then allow it to settle back to the bottom.

Catch's Caped Avenger, Chartruese

Catch's Caped Avenger, Chartruese

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, Chartruese is a great all around attractor nymph, mimicking a variety of insects in the water from Mayflies to Caddis, emerging or otherwise.

Crayfish, Fighting Craw, Tan, Ritt's

Crayfish, Fighting Craw, Tan, Ritt's

Crayfish are an important food source and are found in many types of water. Though mostly used to catch Bass, Crayfish flies are effective for most freshwater species. Carp, Panfish, Bass, Trout and many others are frequently caught on crayfish patterns. The Tan Fighting Crawfish Ritt's Fly is one of the most realistic crayfish flies available. The foam claws are buoyant and make the fly stand up in the fighting position. This is what a live crawdad will do before a fish eats it. This pattern is great to use for sight fishing and most anglers fish it with a quick two or three strip retrieve then allow it to settle back to the bottom.

Callibaetis, Comparadun

Callibaetis, Comparadun

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.

Damsel Fly, Adult, Blue

Damsel Fly, Adult, Blue

Nothing in stillwater fly fishing matches the excitement of casting big adult damsel fly to cruising hogs. This pattern matches a spent or trapped damsel adult perfectly. It is best when fished still on a long leader when fish are cruising banks or shallows.

Ant, Foam, Brown

Ant, Foam, Brown

The high floatation properties of foam has made this Brown Foam Ant Fly a favorite among terrestrial fishermen. Some fish seem to prefer the realistic segmentation and suggestion of legs provided by this pattern to other ants.

Catch's Caped Avenger, Blue

Catch's Caped Avenger, Blue

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, Blue is a great all around attractor nymph, mimicking a variety of insects in the water from Mayflies to Caddis, emerging or otherwise.

Ant, Foam, Hi Vis, Black

Ant, Foam, Hi Vis, Black

A high floater and visible fly, this Black Hi Vis Foam Ant is fisherman and fish friendly. Selective trout and panfish enjoy the realistic segmentation and slightly exaggerated legs of this pattern.

Crayfish, Clouser, Olive

Crayfish, Clouser, Olive

Olive Clouser Crayfish patterns are vital bass flies especially around rocks and other shoreline sructure. Try fishing this fly for both smallmouth and large mouth bass or even for trout in still or slow water environments.

Clouser Deep Minnow, Tan-White

Clouser Deep Minnow, Tan-White

The Clouser Minnow is one of the most versatile streamer patterns in the world. Mostly known as a saltwater pattern, Clousers have become very popular with freshwater anglers as well. Nearly every predatory species will take a Clouser Minnow and every angler should have at least one of the many colors in their fly box.

Blue Winged Olive, Parachute

Blue Winged Olive, Parachute

Parachute flies are very popular in fly fishing due to their combination of visibility and fishability. The Parachute Blue Winged Olive closely resembles a hatching Blue Winged Olive dun, floats well, lands right side up, and is easy to follow even in riffly stream currents where trout tend to feed.

Bird's Nest, Bead Head, Olive

Bird's Nest, Bead Head, Olive

The Olive Birds Nest is a popular pattern as a searching attractor or in a more impressionistic effort as a mayfly nymph, or caddis larvae. The Olive Birds Nest does very well in imitating stillwater Callibaetis nymphs, and the larval stage of the Rhyacophila caddis that are so prevalent in our rivers and streams. Again this is a versatile fly that would by a compliment to your collection.

Callibaetis, Spinner, Xelon

Callibaetis, Spinner, Xelon

Xelon or Z-lon Callibaetis Spinners are especially effective patterns early in the morning and after the hatch. Lake fly fishers casting to selective cruising trout find that the transluscent Xelon or Z-lon wings on these spinners gives them the realistic impression that makes the fish pay attention.

Ant, Foam, Black

Ant, Foam, Black

The high floatation properties of foam has made the Black Foam Ant a favorite fly among terrestrial fishermen. Some fish seem to prefer the realistic segmentation and suggestion of legs provided by this pattern to other ants.

Damsel Fly, Adult, Olive

Damsel Fly, Adult, Olive

Nothing in stillwater fly fishing matches the excitement of casting big damsel adults to cruising hogs. This Damsel Fly, Adult, Olive pattern matches a spent or trapped damsel adult perfectly. It is best when fished still on a long leader when fish are cruising banks or shallows.

Crayfish, Fighting Craw, Olive, Ritt's

Crayfish, Fighting Craw, Olive, Ritt's

Crayfish are an important food source and are found in many types of water. Though mostly used to catch Bass, Crayfish flies are effective for most freshwater species. Carp, Panfish, Bass, Trout and many others are frequently caught on crayfish patterns. The Olive Fighting Crawfish Ritt's Fly is one of the most realistic crayfish flies available. The foam claws are buoyant and make the fly stand up in the fighting position. This is what a live crawdad will do before a fish eats it. This pattern is great to use for sight fishing and most anglers fish it with a quick two or three strip retrieve then allow it to settle back to the bottom.

Callibaetis, Parachute

Callibaetis, Parachute

This parachute dry fly is both visible for the fly fisher and very realistic to gulping trout. The Parachute Callibaetis lands upright and provides a visual focal point and is also visible in rippled or wavy water when other lake flies seem to disappear.

Ant, CDC, Cinnamon

Ant, CDC, Cinnamon

Cinnamon CDC Ants are great searching terrestrials and also work well when blind cast where fish are likely to hold. This cinnamon ant fly also works well when presented to rising fish that refuse other offerings. A fish that begins feeding on ants will often key on them even when they aren't noticed drifting in the water. This high floating and visible pattern is among the best ant dry flies available.

Callibaetis, Parachute, Partridge Post

Callibaetis, Parachute, Partridge Post

The Partridge Post Parachute Callibaetis is both a realistic imitation of an adult callibaetis mayfly and, at the same time, is visible for anglers. Casting to cruising gulpers on big lakes or slow moving rivers where Callibaetis are abundant is an absolute blast and the Partridge Post Callibaetis is as close to a sure thing as you get for imitating these lake hatching mayflies.

Catch's Caped Avenger, Brown

Catch's Caped Avenger, Brown

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, Brown is a great all around attractor nymph, mimicking a variety of insects in the water from Mayflies to Caddis, emerging or otherwise.

Anatomic Nymph, Hares Ear

Anatomic Nymph, Hares Ear

The Anatomic Hares Ear Nymph is a true attractor fly that will work on any water. The tail is precisely tied to give an extra edge with selective fish. The contrasting bead, flash back and crystal flash legs stand out to the fish and match insects like Mayflies, Caddis, Stoneflies and more. You are sure to catch fish with the Anatomic Hares Ear.

Catch's Caped Avenger, Wine

Catch's Caped Avenger, Wine

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, Wineis a great all around attractor nymph, mimicking a variety of insects in the water from Mayflies to Caddis, emerging or otherwise.

Chironomid Pupa

Chironomid Pupa

The Chironomid Pupa Fly pattern is fast becoming a favorite for lake fishermen in search of big cruising trout. It has also been shown to work on other lake dwelling fish species under the right circumstances. This fly may be fished as a deep nymph below a float or as a dropper closer to the surface.

Ant, Flying Black

Ant, Flying Black

The Black Flying Ant Is one of the best ant patterns for stillwaters and water were fish have time to look at the fly. Ant hatches or mating swarms put large numbers on the water and fish will key specifically on the drowned ants. The silhouette and natural wing color match a flying ant perfectly and make the fly easy to see on the water. For years anglers fishing high mountain lakes have found great success with this pattern, now it is used as a standard ant pattern on almost any water.

Callibaetis, Spinner, Foam

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.

Ant, CDC, Black

Ant, CDC, Black

Black CDC Ants are great searching terrestrials and also work well when blind cast where fish are likely to hold. This black ant fly also works well when presented to rising fish that refuse other offerings. A fish that begins feeding on ants will often key on them even when they aren't noticed drifting in the water. This high floating and visible pattern is among the best ant dry flies available.