COPPER JOHN

The Copper John is the perfect fly in that it doesn't mimic one thing but represents many, and has a little bit of everything: a little flash, a little movement,...

FURLED CADDIS

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...

FRENCHIE

The Frenchie is a member of an increasingly popular family of flies: competition nymphs. With a recipe that consists of only a few materials, it is a great way to...

SOFT HACKLE PHEASANT TAIL

The Pheasant Tail Nymph is as well known as any fly out there, and this is it's collared cousin.  It's a quick way to fill a fly box and catch...

CAREY SPECIAL

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...

FREE BIRD

This is a riff on the infamous Bird's Nest.  A sturdy fly that can be tied in a ton of different colors, this is a great pattern for filling a...

DOWNTOWN BROWN

The Downtown Brown is a nifty little March Brown nymph, with a tag that serves as a hot spot.

PHEASANT TAIL NYMPH

Simple, time-tested, and effective, the Pheasant Tail Nymph (often abbreviated to 'PT') is on the short list of most anglers.

SO BASIC

The name of this nymph is not misleading: it is a simple one! But it's also an effective one.

SIZZLA

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!

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...

OCTOBER CADDIS PUPA

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

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.

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.

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.

PAT'S RUBBER LEGS

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

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.

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.

AERO BAETIS

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

BASH-N

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

ZEBRA MIDGE

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

MIKE CZECH

The Mike Czech is a simple, competition style nymph.

TURBO SNAIL

This is a great little snail pattern for fishing stillwater.

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

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