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Killer Quill Mayfly Nymph

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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...

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Body Glass Dip

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This is an awesome dropper pattern, especially for pickier tailwater fish. The original 3 Dollar Dip works great, but the Body Glass gives it some added durability and translucence. Brown seems to work as good as anything else, but Body Glass comes in a ton of colors, so don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit!

 

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Krystal Perdigon

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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!

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Tungsten Czech Scud

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This is a simple fly that’s a great point fly on a Czech nymph rig, as well as a good weight fly on an indicator rig. Pink, Orange, and Chartreuse are our best colors locally, but tie to suit your local fish. Size 12 is a good starting point!

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Pink Squirrel Walt’s Jig

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The Pink Squirrel has been a staple in the driftless region for quite some time now, and this hybrid with a Sexy Walt’s is a fantastic fly for opportunistic small stream trout. This makes a great attractor nymph in larger sizes, and in smaller sizes it’s a great dropper below a hopper or terrestrial!

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