OCTOBER CADDIS PUPA

October Caddis Pupa fly

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

BROTABULOUS BAITFISH

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

Nymph fly fishing fly

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

Stimulator fly fishing fly

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 hold up a nymph tied on as a dropper rig.

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.

MAY NAGERIE

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

FLOW STONE

The Flow Stone

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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

GOTCHA

GotchaA stripped down version of the infamous bonefish fly.

BASIC SHRIMP

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

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!

CRUSHA CRAB

 Crusha CrabCrab pattern for fishing the flats.

BASIC DECEIVER

 Basic DeceiverA simple version of the classic baitfish pattern.

TARPON TOAD

 Tarpon ToadA bunny based tarpon hunter.

SQUIGLY BITTER

 Squigly BitterA bonefish fly with a little extra action.

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.

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.

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.

LOON LIVE: LIMBO LIMBATA & STOCKER POPPER

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

LOON LIVE: PANDEMIC & CHROCI CADDIS

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

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.

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.

LOON LIVE: SALMON SLAMMER & STIMI

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

BASIC BITTER

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

BASS BUSTER

 Bass BusterA bluegill imitation that drives warm water species crazy!

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.

PERPETRATOR

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

MURICAN INTRUDER

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

LITTLE BLACK MAY FLY

 Little Black MayflyOne 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

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

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.

ALEVIN

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

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.

ALPHA PREDATOR

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

AERO BAETIS

Aero BaetisPlays 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

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

BASH-N

 Bash NThe 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

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

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.

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.

SILENT BOB

SILENT BOBHere is a killer sculpin pattern!

SUPER EASY GLO BUG

Super Easy Glo BugThe Super Easy Glo Bug.

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.

BUGLE BUDDY CARP

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

GRUMPY FRUMPY

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

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.

MAILMAN BROWN DRAKE

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

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.

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.

SKIRTED BUGGER

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

KREELEX VARIATION

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

FLÜGENZOMBIE STREAMER

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

FLASHABAETIS NYMPH

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

M3 BAETIS

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

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.

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.

FLÜGENBLINGER BUGGER

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

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

CHUCK'S MIDGE

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

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.

DEEP DISH GREEN DRAKE

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

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.

ZEBRA MIDGE

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

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

DELIVERY MAN

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

THE HAMBONE

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

MURICA MERKIN

Murica MerkinGreat crab pattern for saltwater destinations

TURBO SNAIL

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

FAT SANCHO SHRIMP

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

BELLY SCRATCHER SCULPIN

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

REAL EASY MAYFLY

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

JOLLY RANCHER CHIRONOMID

Jolly Rancher ChironomidVery effective chironomid pattern for stillwater fly fishing

BUTT MUNCHER CARP FLY

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

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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