We call this fly the Killer Quill, and for good reason – when fish aren’t eating anything else, they dig skinny mayfly patterns. Super simple & effective pattern, plus it’s a quick tie. If you have picky fish eating little mayfly nymphs, this is a pattern to definitely have in your box. Brown, yellow, olive, and black are all good bets, but various other colors can work just as well. This fly might not look like much, but it’s...
These simple flies are incredibly durable and sink like a rock. Great on a Czech Nymph rig, as well as general purpose nymphing. We like them below a terrestrial pattern in the summer a lot as well!
Midges are a staple in a trout’s diet, especially throughout the winter and spring. This is a simple tie that catches a lot of trout! Tie a few in different colors and sizes to match your local midge hatch.
The Griffith’s Gnat is a staple in the trout fisherman’s fly box, and for good reason! This is one of the best dry flies for wintertime midge hatches, and it’s a relatively easy tie. Some of the new colors of Nature’s Spirit dyed peacock will give you an interesting variation as well. Be sure to have a few in your box!
Hans ties a Quill Body CDC Adult Midge in this video. This is one of our favorite midge dry fly patterns, and works especially well in the late winter and early spring months. Vary the colors as needed to suit your local fish!