The Copper John is the perfect fly in that it doesn't mimic one thing but represents many, and has a little bit of everything: a little flash, a little movement,...
This is a cool little caddis nymph that can be swung, dead drifted, or high sticked. The furled body extends away from the hook, giving it a unique profile and...
Based on a bass lure called a Reaper, this pattern is intended to be fished in warm water. It sinks quickly and rides upside-down (as it is tied on a...
This isn't your grandparent's midge, nor is it your size-22 eye-bender. This is a big nasty midge for the big fish lurking in depths where no tiny midge would dare...
The Frenchie is a member of an increasingly popular family of flies: competition nymphs. With a recipe that consists of only a few materials, it is a great way to...
The Pheasant Tail Nymph is as well known as any fly out there, and this is it's collared cousin. It's a quick way to fill a fly box and catch...
A classic wet fly with varying origin stories, this is an anything-that-swims pattern for lakes and rivers. It uses just a few materials, comes together quickly, and can be modified...
This is a riff on the infamous Bird's Nest. A sturdy fly that can be tied in a ton of different colors, this is a great pattern for filling a...
The Downtown Brown is a nifty little March Brown nymph, with a tag that serves as a hot spot.
Simple, time-tested, and effective, the Pheasant Tail Nymph (often abbreviated to 'PT') is on the short list of most anglers.
The name of this nymph is not misleading: it is a simple one! But it's also an effective one.
This little nymph fills two things quickly: a fly box, and a trout's mouth. Tie this baby up in as many colors as possible and get to work.
It's big, you don't want to get in its' way, and it cleans up. This intruder is absolutely worth tying in a couple different colors for chasing winter steelhead in...
The King Tubby Stone is a great stonefly nymph that will fool fish looking for big bugs!
This is a very effective nymph pattern utilizing a few materials that make it pop. Try tying a few of these up in various colors and test on the water...
This fly is traditional enough to satisfy the classic low-water swing fly crowd, but also adds in a little extra bugginess and flare.
Intended to be a coastal steelhead pattern, this is a colorful fly with a ton of action and a pretty big profile, but still moves well through the water.
This is as good of an imitation as you'll find for a rainbow trout. It is a pretty simple pattern to tie, and can be easily altered by changing colors...
Tied on a jig hook, this October Caddis pattern is perfect for fishing under an indicator or tight-line nymphing.
Whether you are trying to fill a box for saltwater or warm water, this baitfish pattern is a great place to start.
Perdigon flies were made popular by Spanish competition anglers because they sink quickly and catch a lot of fish. Learn to tie the Perdigonish fly here.
Anglers love this Stimulator pattern because of its effectiveness and versatility. It's a great searching pattern when you're unsure of what trout are targeting, and it floats well enough to...
Originally tied as a low-riding caddis dry fly, this is the El Vato Nymph: a quick-sinking bug that comes together with a few creatively used materials.
An attractor pattern that most closely resembles a PMD or other mayfly.
Imitation....er....attractor pattern? This stonefly is a great blend of attractor components and lifelike features.
Hot-headed attractor pattern. This is a great little fly that looks something like a Bird's Nest... and nothing really like a Bird's Nest.
A simple little Rhyacophila Caddis nymph. This is tied on a competition-style hook and can easily be embellished with a little extra flare.
A Prince patterns that incorporates some new materials and a special dubbing blend that makes it worth checking out. This is a great attractor pattern that gets down quickly.
Why not take a perfectly good fly pattern, dissect it and add something new to create a new variation?
A stripped down version of the infamous bonefish fly.
A jumping off point for tying bitter-style shrimp for bonefish.
Crab pattern for fishing the flats.
A simple version of the classic baitfish pattern.
A bunny based tarpon hunter.
A bonefish fly with a little extra action.
Lance Egan ties one of his favorite stonefly patterns -- a variation of the Pat's Rubber Leg Stone.
The perfect gateway into tying your own bonefish flies.
A bluegill imitation that drives warm water species crazy!
PMD-style rubber leg / poxy-back; it's not as crazy as it sounds, but it is bullet proof and catches fish like crazy.
Bead headed steelhead pattern. A little action, a little buggy, and very versatile.
The colors have been changed in honor of the 4th, but this steelhead fly is real.
One of our favorite mayfly imitations.
A jig hook, a hot spot and the perfect amount of flash make this an excellent trout nymph.
A stone that gets down fast. Way down. Real fast.
The bird's nest is a classic, but this version has some new twists and the addition of a hot spot on the wing case.
This is an awesome imitation for an Alevin -- a trout or salmon fly.
This is Fly Fish Food's variation on the popular Game Changer streamer from Blaine Chocklett. A great multi-articulated streamer pattern.
A boss of a baitfish pattern for hunting bosses of fish.
Plays well as a Blue Winged Olive nymph, and is just as effective as PMD nymphs and Callibaetis nymphs.
The nymph version of Matt Callies's Big Arse Soft Hackle. This is a stonefly with all the bells and whistles.
Here is a killer sculpin pattern!
The Super Easy Glo Bug.
A low-riding dry fly caddis imitation that is perfect for targeting picky fish. This is the perfect answer to fish that are turning away from flies that ride too high...
The Solar Panel Nymph is a style of pattern that can be used with mayflies, stoneflies and even caddis larva.
The Bugle Buddy is an effective carp fly that's easy to tie.
The Grumpy Frumpy is one of our favorite all-around attractor dry flies.
Another hot little buzzer or chironomid pattern. Great for imitating the bugs just a they're getting ready to pop.
A great brown drake soft hackle style emerger or drowned adult fly pattern
The Grey Boy is a popular and very effective buzzer or chironomid pattern for lakes and reservoirs. This is one of our favorites.
The Oil Slick buzzer is one of my most effective chironomid or buzzer patterns in recent years. Give it a try.
A jiggy sorta bugger fly pattern with a cool powder paint job on the cone head.
A flashy kreelex fly variation that works great as an attractor style streamer
An articulated zombie (Frankensteinish) streamer pattern borrowing aspect from some of our other streamers.
An unweighted fun to tie mayfly nymph. Great for callibaetis or baetis (BWO) nymphs fishing just sub-surface.
The M3 Baetis, from Michael Faulkinbury, uses minimal materials but is an effective mayfly nymph.
The Ice Hare's ear is an effective variation of the standard pattern and it's super-easy to tie.
If you need a smaller more sparkly but svelte bloodworm imitation for smaller midges on rivers or even lakes, this is the ticket.
This is a great leech/bugger pattern with some added bling to it. A fish-catching machine.
The Deep Dish is a great nymph to cover your callibaetis waters as well as brown drake waters
A simple yet effective midge nymph or pupa.
The quill pupa is a smaller version of a common style of bigger chironomids or buzzer style flies.
A beefy imitative Green Drake nymph that's also fun to tie.
This is an upgraded version to the previous Belly Scratcher Sculpin now with more realistic fins.
The Zebra Midge is a great pattern and easy to tie.
From Fly Fish Food's Low Fat series, this is a great little minnow that imitates a bluegill
Delivery Man is the first in the Andersson Series that isn't "exactly" geared toward trout.....this is a toothy pattern.
A great full-bodied streamer pattern that the fish dig.
The Baitfish is a great pattern to practice building fast, easy, durable heads using Loon Outdoors UV Clear Fly Finish.
The Mike Czech is a simple, competition style nymph.
Great crab pattern for saltwater destinations
This is a great little snail pattern for fishing stillwater.
The Fat Sancho is a saltwater shrimp imitation. It's a realistic imitation that's relatively easy to tie.
The Belly Scratcher Sculpin is a more realistic pattern than previous ones and very effective.
This is a relatively realistic and easy to tie mayfly pattern.
Very effective chironomid pattern for stillwater fly fishing
A carp fly that will get its butt munched. Great pattern, so try it out.
From Fly Fish Food's Low Fat series, this is a great little minnow that imitates a perch.