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.
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.
This week on Loon Live we've got some love for the meat chuckers and the European nymphers, so come one and come all!
A couple of deep swimmers who get down fast, and stay down until they've found what they're looking for: trout.
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.
A soft hackle and March Brown. Two fun little patterns that aren't too flashy but have a ton of movement in the water.
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!
A 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.
Matt is back on the vise this week tying up a couple cool patterns: a bunny streamer and a caddis nymph.
A popper bodied rainbow trout and an extended-body Hexagenia dry.
A little bit of everything; articulated streamer, a dry fly, and a stillwater damselfly pattern.
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.
A jig hook, a hot spot and the perfect amount of flash make this an excellent trout nymph.
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.
A versatile aresenal with a bunny streamer, a small softy and a jig!
The nymph version of Matt Callies's Big Arse Soft Hackle. This is a stonefly with all the bells and whistles.
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.
We're grateful to have Mike demonstrate a couple of his patterns: the Twisto Caddis and Missing Link.
The M3 Baetis, from Michael Faulkinbury, uses minimal materials but is an effective mayfly nymph.
The Deep Dish is a great nymph to cover your callibaetis waters as well as brown drake waters
The quill pupa is a smaller version of a common style of bigger chironomids or buzzer style flies.
This is an upgraded version to the previous Belly Scratcher Sculpin now with more realistic fins.
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.
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.
A carp fly that will get its butt munched. Great pattern, so try it out.