Peacock Herl

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Copper John

First created by John Barr in the 1990s, the Copper John has become a favorite among trout fishermen and women. While wire of some sort remains a mainstay of its many variations, the other materials have been substituted almost as much as any other fly. Pretty much every color wire has been used for the […]

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Pheasant Tail Nymph

The Pheasant Tail Nymph is a classic and versatile fly pattern renowned among fly anglers since its creation by Frank Sawyer in the 1950s. Originating in England, Sawyer designed this pattern to imitate mayfly nymphs, a staple in trout diets. The fly features a slender body made from pheasant tail fibers, offering a lifelike appearance.

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Caddis Emerger

I can’t remember where I first saw a fly similar to this, but the thing that made me want to tie it is how versatile it is. You can easily fish this as a dropper, an emerger, or even a dry fly if you tied it on a lighter hook. The fly is pretty simple

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Caddis nymph fly pattern

Caddis Nymph

This variation of a caddis nymph larva is a simple and fun fly to tie. Here I use bright green / chartreuse floss for the body, and use a couple different shades of permanent marker to create an ombre effect going from dark green at the butt to light green at the head of the

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Mercury Brassie Midge

This little midge pattern is great for off-color water, and especially good for finicky fish when tied really small. It’s remarkably quick to tie, I usually whip off about 12 of these in 20 minutes or so, and sometimes tie a whole range with different color wires, and even use differentUV dubbing instead of the

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Prince nymph fly pattern

Prince Nymph

One of the most tried and true classic nymph patterns. This version is the bare bones, tied without a bead. There are countless variations, but I always like having a few of these in my box next to the more “out there” variants (UV dubbing, red-dyed herl, etc…) The Prince Nymph was created by Doug

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