Great attractor nymph that works great by itself in larger sizes when the water is higher, as well as a solid weight nymph. You can tie this on a standard nymph hook like the video, or try it on a jig hook as well!
Hands down the winner of the ugliest fly competition, the Mop Fly has a love/hate following. That being said, there’s no disputing the effectiveness of these strange looking flies. Cream and tan seem to work plenty well, but there’s lots of other options that will work great depending on your fish and conditions. If you’re fishing high and dirty water, there may be no better fly!
Flash, Peacock Herl, and a soft hackle – what’s not to like about this fly? Great attractor nymph and perfect lead fly in a nymph rig. Natural peacock herl is hard to resist for trout!
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...