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.
It's big, you don't want to get in its' way, and it cleans up. This intruder is absolutely worth tying in a couple different colors for chasing winter steelhead in coastal rivers.
This isn't your grandparent's midge, nor is it your size-22 eye-bender. This is a big nasty midge for the big fish lurking in depths where no tiny midge would dare to go.
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 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.
The Bubonic Plague is an intruder that comes together quickly, and it certainly deserves to be fished with confidence.
The Float & Fly technique has been gaining popularity for one simple reason: it works! Watch as Matt ties his take on an introductory baitfish pattern, perfect for targeting trout and bass in lakes.
Maddies Midge. So simple a 7 year old could tie (or make it up), but a super fishy pattern for filling your box.