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 a little extra movement.
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 in a myriad of ways.
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.
KING TUBBY STONE
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 to see what works for you.
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 to mimic other species of fish for either fresh or saltwater.
OCTOBER CADDIS PUPA
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 hold up a nymph tied on as a dropper rig.
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.
An attractor pattern that most closely resembles a PMD or other mayfly.
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.
A stripped down version of the infamous bonefish fly.
Crab pattern for fishing the flats.
A simple version of the classic baitfish pattern.
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.
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.
This is an awesome imitation for an Alevin -- a trout or salmon fly.
A boss of a baitfish pattern for hunting bosses of fish.
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!
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.
The M3 Baetis, from Michael Faulkinbury, uses minimal materials but is an effective mayfly nymph.
BELLY SCRATCHER SCULPIN 2.0
This is an upgraded version to the previous Belly Scratcher Sculpin now with more realistic fins.
LOW FAT MINNOW (BLUEGILL)
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 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.
FAT SANCHO SHRIMP
The Fat Sancho is a saltwater shrimp imitation. It's a realistic imitation that's relatively easy to tie.
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
LOW FAT MINNOW
From Fly Fish Food's Low Fat series, this is a great little minnow that imitates a perch.