EL VATO NYMPH

El Vato Nymph

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.

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MAY NAGERIE

An attractor pattern that most closely resembles a PMD or other mayfly. 

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FLOW STONE

The Flow Stone

Imitation....er....attractor pattern? This stonefly is a great blend of attractor components and lifelike features. 

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THE JOCK

The Jock

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.

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RADICAL RYCHO

Radical Rycho

A simple little Rhyacophila Caddis nymph. This is tied on a competition-style hook and can easily be embellished with a little extra flare.

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LOON LIVE: RADICAL RYCHO & SCULP CRAW

Loon Live May 17th

This week on Loon Live we've got some love for the meat chuckers and the European nymphers, so come one and come all!

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LOON LIVE: PRO PMD & SWIMMER SMOLT

Loon Live 4-19-18Two bugs that have one thing in common: fish eat them!  They might be fished differently, use different techniques and materials and appeal to different species of fish, but they both deserve a little bit of Loon Live love.
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LOON LIVE: JIGGABLE CADDIS & FERGIE STONE

May 3rd Loon Live

A couple of deep swimmers who get down fast, and stay down until they've found what they're looking for: trout.

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SYNTHESIZER PRINCE

Synthesizer PrinceA 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.

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LOON LIVE: SOFTNESS & MARZO CAFE

A soft hackle and  March Brown.  Two fun little patterns that aren't too flashy but have a ton of movement in the water.

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CROTCHA BONEFISH FLY

Crotcha Bonefish FlyWhy not take a perfectly good fly pattern, dissect it and add something new to create a new variation?
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GOTCHA

GotchaA stripped down version of the infamous bonefish fly.
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BASIC SHRIMP

Basic ShrimpA jumping off point for tying bitter-style shrimp for bonefish.

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LOON LIVE: BALANCED BUGGER & PERDIGON VARIATION

Loon Live Dec 7th

A nifty little Euro/competition style nymph and a Balanced Bugger.  These are essentially variations on well-known patterns, but you'd do well to add them to your fly box!

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CRUSHA CRAB

 Crusha CrabCrab pattern for fishing the flats.

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BASIC DECEIVER

 Basic DeceiverA simple version of the classic baitfish pattern.

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TARPON TOAD

 Tarpon ToadA bunny based tarpon hunter.

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SQUIGLY BITTER

 Squigly BitterA bonefish fly with a little extra action.

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LOON LIVE: RAINBOW BRIGHT & BUBBLE STONE

Loon Live 9-7-17A rainbow trout streamer that can be easily modified to look like any baitfish or other freshwater trout, and a Golden Stone nymph with a few twists.

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PAT'S RUBBER LEGS

Pat's Rubber LegsLance Egan ties one of his favorite stonefly patterns -- a variation of the Pat's Rubber Leg Stone.
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LOON LIVE: DOLLY LLAMA & DIRTY DICOSMOECUS

Loon Live 8-17-17Matt is back on the vise this week tying up a couple cool patterns: a bunny streamer and a caddis nymph.

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LOON LIVE: LIMBO LIMBATA & STOCKER POPPER

Loon Live 7-20-17A popper bodied rainbow trout and an extended-body Hexagenia dry.

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LOON LIVE: PANDEMIC & CHROCI CADDIS

Loon Live 6-15-17Fun poppers starts at the bench and a caddis nymph.

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LOON LIVE: MEGA ICE DECEIVER, DAMSELICIOUS & BARR'S VIS-A-DUNN

Loon Live 6-1-17A little bit of everything; articulated streamer, a dry fly, and a stillwater damselfly pattern.

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LOON LIVE: FINGERLING & SOFTER JOHN

Loon Live May 18, 2017A juvenile fish imitation called the Fingerling and a soft hackle spin on John Barr's masterpiece Copper John, called the Softer John.
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LOON LIVE: SALMON SLAMMER & STIMI

Loon liveNot just dry flies, but big dry flies! A salmonfly and a Stimulator!
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BASIC BITTER

Basic Bitter The perfect gateway into tying your own bonefish flies.

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BASS BUSTER

 Bass BusterA bluegill imitation that drives warm water species crazy!

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STRETCHY MAY

 Stretchy May

PMD-style rubber leg / poxy-back; it's not as crazy as it sounds, but it is bullet proof and catches fish like crazy.

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PERPETRATOR

 PerpetratorBead headed steelhead pattern.  A little action, a little buggy, and very versatile.

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MURICAN INTRUDER

 Murican IntruderThe colors have been changed in honor of the 4th, but this steelhead fly is real.

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LITTLE BLACK MAY FLY

 Little Black MayflyOne of our favorite mayfly imitations.

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JIGAWOCKIE

 A jig hook, a hot spot and the perfect amount of flash make this an excellent trout nymph.

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GOLD DIGGER STONE

 Gold Digger StoneA stone that gets down fast.  Way down.  Real fast.

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FIRE BIRD

 Fire birdThe bird's nest is a classic, but this version has some new twists and the addition of a hot spot on the wing case.

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ALEVIN

AlevinThis is an awesome imitation for an Alevin -- a trout or salmon fly.
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BELLY SCRATCHING GAME CHANGER

Belly Scratching Game ChangerThis is Fly Fish Food's variation on the popular Game Changer streamer from Blaine Chocklett. A great multi-articulated streamer pattern.
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ALPHA PREDATOR

Alpha PredatorA boss of a baitfish pattern for hunting bosses of fish.
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AERO BAETIS

Aero BaetisPlays well as a Blue Winged Olive nymph, and is just as effective as PMD nymphs and Callibaetis nymphs.
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LOON LIVE: BUNNY DECEIVER, EL SOFITO & JIGGED PMD

Loon Live 3-16-17A versatile aresenal with a bunny streamer, a small softy and a jig!

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BASH-N

 Bash NThe nymph version of Matt Callies's Big Arse Soft Hackle.  This is a stonefly with all the bells and whistles.

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LOON LIVE: MARCH MADNESS & JIGGABLE CADDIS

Loon Live: March MadnessMarch Madness is not just a basketball tournament.  It's also a great time for some nymph fishing.
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LOON LIVE: JIG BIRD & AWE SHUCKS

Loon Live

The Jig Bird is a modernized Bird's Nest (on a jig hook of course) and the Awe Shucks is a Green Drake emerger that will have you dreaming about spring.

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LOON LIVE: TWISTO CADDIS & MISSING LINK

Loon Live: Mike Mercer

We're grateful to have Mike demonstrate a couple of his patterns: the Twisto Caddis and Missing Link.

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SILENT BOB

SILENT BOBHere is a killer sculpin pattern!
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SUPER EASY GLO BUG

Super Easy Glo BugThe Super Easy Glo Bug.
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SOLAR PANEL NYMPH

Sola Panel NymphThe Solar Panel Nymph is a style of pattern that can be used with mayflies, stoneflies and even caddis larva.
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BUGLE BUDDY CARP

Bugle Buddy CarpThe Bugle Buddy is an effective carp fly that's easy to tie.
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GRUMPY FRUMPY

Grumpy FrumpyThe Grumpy Frumpy is one of our favorite all-around attractor dry flies.
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SILVER-BOY BUZZER

Silver Boy BuzzerAnother hot little buzzer or chironomid pattern. Great for imitating the bugs just a they're getting ready to pop.
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MAILMAN BROWN DRAKE

MAILMAN BROWN DRAKEA great brown drake soft hackle style emerger or drowned adult fly pattern
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GREY BOY CHIRONOMID

Grey Boy chironomidThe Grey Boy is a popular and very effective buzzer or chironomid pattern for lakes and reservoirs. This is one of our favorites.
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OIL SLICK BUZZER

Oil Slick BuzzerThe Oil Slick buzzer is one of my most effective chironomid or buzzer patterns in recent years. Give it a try.
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SKIRTED BUGGER

Skirted BuggerA jiggy sorta bugger fly pattern with a cool powder paint job on the cone head.
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KREELEX VARIATION

Kreelex VariationA flashy kreelex fly variation that works great as an attractor style streamer
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FLÜGENZOMBIE STREAMER

Flügenzombie StreamerAn articulated zombie (Frankensteinish) streamer pattern borrowing aspect from some of our other streamers.
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FLASHABAETIS NYMPH

Flashabaetis NymphAn unweighted fun to tie mayfly nymph. Great for callibaetis or baetis (BWO) nymphs fishing just sub-surface.
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M3 BAETIS

M3 BaetisThe M3 Baetis, from Michael Faulkinbury, uses minimal materials but is an effective mayfly nymph.

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ICE HARE'S EAR

ICE HARE'S EARThe Ice Hare's ear is an effective variation of the standard pattern and it's super-easy to tie.
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SPARKLE-SVELTE BLOOD WORM

Sparkle-svelte Blood WormIf you need a smaller more sparkly but svelte bloodworm imitation for smaller midges on rivers or even lakes, this is the ticket.
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FLÜGENBLINGER BUGGER

Flügenblinger BuggerThis is a great leech/bugger pattern with some added bling to it. A fish-catching machine.
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DEEP DISH DRAKE 2.0

Deep Dish Drake 2.0The Deep Dish is a great nymph to cover your callibaetis waters as well as brown drake waters

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CHUCK'S MIDGE

Chuck's MidgeA simple yet effective midge nymph or pupa.

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QUILL BODY MIDGE PUPA

Quill Body Midge PupaThe quill pupa is a smaller version of a common style of bigger chironomids or buzzer style flies.

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DEEP DISH GREEN DRAKE

Deep Dish Green DrakeA beefy imitative Green Drake nymph that's also fun to tie. 

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BELLY SCRATCHER SCULPIN 2.0

Belly Scratcher Sculpin 2.0This is an upgraded version to the previous Belly Scratcher Sculpin now with more realistic fins.

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ZEBRA MIDGE

ZEBRA MIDGEThe Zebra Midge is a great pattern and easy to tie.

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LOW FAT MINNOW (BLUEGILL)

LOW FAT MINNOW (BLUEGILL)From Fly Fish Food's Low Fat series, this is a great little minnow that imitates a bluegill

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DELIVERY MAN

Delivery ManDelivery Man is the first in the Andersson Series that isn't "exactly" geared toward trout.....this is a toothy pattern.

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THE HAMBONE

The HamboneA great full-bodied streamer pattern that the fish dig. 

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MURICA MERKIN

Murica MerkinGreat crab pattern for saltwater destinations
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TURBO SNAIL

TURBO SNAILThis is a great little snail pattern for fishing stillwater.

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FAT SANCHO SHRIMP

Fat Sancho ShrimpThe Fat Sancho is a saltwater shrimp imitation. It's a realistic imitation that's relatively easy to tie.

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BELLY SCRATCHER SCULPIN

Belly SculphinThe Belly Scratcher Sculpin is a more realistic pattern than previous ones and very effective.

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REAL EASY MAYFLY

Real Easy MayflyThis is a relatively realistic and easy to tie mayfly pattern.

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JOLLY RANCHER CHIRONOMID

Jolly Rancher ChironomidVery effective chironomid pattern for stillwater fly fishing

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BUTT MUNCHER CARP FLY

BUTT MUNCHER CARP FLYA carp fly that will get its butt munched. Great pattern, so try it out.

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LOW FAT MINNOW

LOW FAT MINNOWFrom Fly Fish Food's Low Fat series, this is a great little minnow that imitates a perch.

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