STEELHEAD THING

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...

ANDERSON'S EUPHORIA

This fly is traditional enough to satisfy the classic low-water swing fly crowd, but also adds in a little extra bugginess and flare.

WIGGLE SQUID

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.

SPAWNER

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...

LOON LIVE: SWINGER STONE & SPAWNING SHRIMP

This week on Loon Live we're tying a nifty little shrimp pattern as well as an awesome fly that can (and at times should) be fished as a nymph, but was...

LOON LIVE: ANDERSON'S EUPHORIA & WIGGLE SQUID

A couple patterns designed for chasing a particular anadromous fish that we like to call "steelhead".  Learn to tie the Anderson's Euphoria and Wiggle Squid.

OCTOBER CADDIS PUPA

Tied on a jig hook, this October Caddis pattern is perfect for fishing under an indicator or tight-line nymphing.

LOON LIVE: BROTABULOUS BAITFISH & OCTOBER CADDIS PUPA

This week on Loon Live we're tying a nice intro-to-baitfish, as well as a box-filling caddis pupa on a couple different styles of hooks.

BROTABULOUS BAITFISH

Whether you are trying to fill a box for saltwater or warm water, this baitfish pattern is a great place to start.

PERDIGONISH

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.

STIMULATOR

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...

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.

MAY NAGERIE

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

FLOW STONE

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

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.

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.

LOON LIVE: RADICAL RYCHO & SCULP CRAW

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

LOON LIVE: PRO PMD & SWIMMER SMOLT

Two 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...

LOON LIVE: JIGGABLE CADDIS & FERGIE STONE

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

SYNTHESIZER PRINCE

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.

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.

CROTCHA BONEFISH FLY

Why not take a perfectly good fly pattern, dissect it and add something new to create a new variation?

GOTCHA

A stripped down version of the infamous bonefish fly.

BASIC SHRIMP

A jumping off point for tying bitter-style shrimp for bonefish.

LOON LIVE: BALANCED BUGGER & PERDIGON VARIATION

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!

CRUSHA CRAB

 Crab pattern for fishing the flats.

BASIC DECEIVER

 A simple version of the classic baitfish pattern.

TARPON TOAD

 A bunny based tarpon hunter.

SQUIGLY BITTER

 A bonefish fly with a little extra action.

LOON LIVE: RAINBOW BRIGHT & BUBBLE STONE

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.

PAT'S RUBBER LEGS

Lance Egan ties one of his favorite stonefly patterns -- a variation of the Pat's Rubber Leg Stone.

LOON LIVE: DOLLY LLAMA & DIRTY DICOSMOECUS

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

LOON LIVE: LIMBO LIMBATA & STOCKER POPPER

A popper bodied rainbow trout and an extended-body Hexagenia dry.

LOON LIVE: PANDEMIC & CHROCI CADDIS

Fun poppers starts at the bench and a caddis nymph.

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

A little bit of everything; articulated streamer, a dry fly, and a stillwater damselfly pattern.

LOON LIVE: FINGERLING & SOFTER JOHN

A juvenile fish imitation called the Fingerling and a soft hackle spin on John Barr's masterpiece Copper John, called the Softer John.

LOON LIVE: SALMON SLAMMER & STIMI

Not just dry flies, but big dry flies! A salmonfly and a Stimulator!

BASIC BITTER

  The perfect gateway into tying your own bonefish flies.

BASS BUSTER

 A bluegill imitation that drives warm water species crazy!

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.

PERPETRATOR

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

MURICAN INTRUDER

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

LITTLE BLACK MAY FLY

 One of our favorite mayfly imitations.

JIGAWOCKIE

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

GOLD DIGGER STONE

 A stone that gets down fast.  Way down.  Real fast.

FIRE BIRD

 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.

ALEVIN

This is an awesome imitation for an Alevin -- a trout or salmon fly.

BELLY SCRATCHING GAME CHANGER

This is Fly Fish Food's variation on the popular Game Changer streamer from Blaine Chocklett. A great multi-articulated streamer pattern.

ALPHA PREDATOR

A boss of a baitfish pattern for hunting bosses of fish.

AERO BAETIS

Plays well as a Blue Winged Olive nymph, and is just as effective as PMD nymphs and Callibaetis nymphs.

LOON LIVE: BUNNY DECEIVER, EL SOFITO & JIGGED PMD

A versatile aresenal with a bunny streamer, a small softy and a jig!

BASH-N

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

LOON LIVE: MARCH MADNESS & JIGGABLE CADDIS

March Madness is not just a basketball tournament.  It's also a great time for some nymph fishing.

LOON LIVE: JIG BIRD & AWE SHUCKS

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....

LOON LIVE: TWISTO CADDIS & MISSING LINK

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

SILENT BOB

Here is a killer sculpin pattern!

SUPER EASY GLO BUG

The Super Easy Glo Bug.

SOLAR PANEL NYMPH

The Solar Panel Nymph is a style of pattern that can be used with mayflies, stoneflies and even caddis larva.

BUGLE BUDDY CARP

The Bugle Buddy is an effective carp fly that's easy to tie.

GRUMPY FRUMPY

The Grumpy Frumpy is one of our favorite all-around attractor dry flies.

SILVER-BOY BUZZER

Another hot little buzzer or chironomid pattern. Great for imitating the bugs just a they're getting ready to pop.

MAILMAN BROWN DRAKE

A great brown drake soft hackle style emerger or drowned adult fly pattern

GREY BOY CHIRONOMID

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

OIL SLICK BUZZER

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

SKIRTED BUGGER

A jiggy sorta bugger fly pattern with a cool powder paint job on the cone head.

KREELEX VARIATION

A flashy kreelex fly variation that works great as an attractor style streamer

FLÜGENZOMBIE STREAMER

An articulated zombie (Frankensteinish) streamer pattern borrowing aspect from some of our other streamers.

FLASHABAETIS NYMPH

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

M3 BAETIS

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

ICE HARE'S EAR

The Ice Hare's ear is an effective variation of the standard pattern and it's super-easy to tie.

SPARKLE-SVELTE BLOOD WORM

If you need a smaller more sparkly but svelte bloodworm imitation for smaller midges on rivers or even lakes, this is the ticket.

FLÜGENBLINGER BUGGER

This is a great leech/bugger pattern with some added bling to it. A fish-catching machine.

DEEP DISH DRAKE 2.0

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

CHUCK'S MIDGE

A simple yet effective midge nymph or pupa.

QUILL BODY MIDGE PUPA

The quill pupa is a smaller version of a common style of bigger chironomids or buzzer style flies.

DEEP DISH GREEN DRAKE

A beefy imitative Green Drake nymph that's also fun to tie. 

BELLY SCRATCHER SCULPIN 2.0

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

ZEBRA MIDGE

The Zebra Midge is a great pattern and easy to tie.

LOW FAT MINNOW (BLUEGILL)

From Fly Fish Food's Low Fat series, this is a great little minnow that imitates a bluegill

DELIVERY MAN

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

THE HAMBONE

A great full-bodied streamer pattern that the fish dig. 

MURICA MERKIN

Great crab pattern for saltwater destinations

TURBO SNAIL

This is a great little snail pattern for fishing stillwater.

FAT SANCHO SHRIMP

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

BELLY SCRATCHER SCULPIN

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

REAL EASY MAYFLY

This is a relatively realistic and easy to tie mayfly pattern.

JOLLY RANCHER CHIRONOMID

Very effective chironomid pattern for stillwater fly fishing

BUTT MUNCHER CARP FLY

A carp fly that will get its butt munched. Great pattern, so try it out.

LOW FAT MINNOW

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

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