Trout capture at least 80% of their food from beneath the surface of the water. Nymphs and wet flies represent juvenile aquatic insects or insects that are laying eggs or have drowned. These are the most important flies the trout fisher can have.


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Bachmanns Bead Head Leech Bead Head Leech
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There are many "wormy" looking creatures that live in aquatic environments. Most lakes and weedy streams have dense populations of leeches and aquatic worms. During much of the time, they are buried in the substrate or bottom vegetation. However, during low light conditions they often forage about where they are exposed to patrolling game fish. Trout and bass seek out these tender morsels and eat them like candy. This is especially true early in the spring before weeds start to grow. Leeches...

Balanced Leech, Egg Sucking
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Balanced Leech, Olive
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Barrs Tung Teaser Barrs Tung Teaser
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Another killer pattern from John Barr, this fly incorporates a tungsten bead and elements from the Copper John, Prince Nymph and Hare's Ear. Can appear as a large mayfly nymph or a smaller stonefly nymph. A great dropper fly to be used as weight to get deep with smaller/lighter weight flies. The Tung Teaser pattern is especially productive during low light hours when nymphs are redistributing themselves during natural behavioral drift cycles and are exposed to trout. These cycles are heaviest...

Bead Head Ascending Caddis Bead Head Ascending Caddis
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Bead Head Batman Nymph Bead Head Batman Nymph
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Bead Head Batman Nymph This fly is designed as a purple searching nymph that is styled after the ever popular Prince Nymph. Searching nymphs are flies like Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails etc. Basically, they are flies that don't necessarily represent a specific bug but are close enough in proportion to various nymphs and can often times be more successful getting trout to hand if the angler is not "spot on" as to what bug trout are keying on. Not sure exactly why this fly turned on. It just seems...

Picture: Bead Head Birds Nest Fly
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Bead Head Bird's Nest, NaturalThis pattern was designed by the late Cal Bird in 1959, who owned a small fly shop in San Francisco in the 40's and 50's. The Bird's Nest was first tied for the Truckee River as a caddis pupa pattern. Doubtful that the first Bird's Nests were tied with bead-heads as this was not the fashion until the mid-1980's.Bead Head Bird's Nest, OliveOriginal Bird's Nests were tied in various shades. Olive was one of the original colors, which has remained popular to the...

Bead Head Black Rubber Leg Stone Bead Head Black Rubber Leg Stone
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Improved Rubber Leg Stone, BlackThese flies are so realistic you might think that they would crawl out of your hand. the trout love them too.Stoneflies are a small, but diverse family of insects that are adapted to well oxygenated streams and rivers. Stonefly nymphs have fixed gills that can only extract oxygen in moving water. If trapped in still water they die quickly. Most stoneflies crawl out of the water to hatch. The normal procedure is for nymphs to migrate to shore to hatch. This...

Picture, Bead Head Caddis Larva, Olive
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Bead Head Olive Caddis Larva The Bead Head Olive Caddis Larva is a killer Deschutes fly during late winter and early spring. During this time period dozens of these flies are shipped from our store. In rivers, Caddis larvae can be divided into three basic types; case builders, net spinners and free-living roamers. All caddis larvae are subject to periodic behavioral drift cycles. This is how populations disperse themselves. Both free-living and net spinning caddis larvae can produce a silken...

Picture, Bead Head Caddis Larva, tan
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Bead Head Tan Caddis Larva The Bead Head Tan Caddis Larva is a killer Deschutes fly during late winter and early spring. During this time period dozens of these flies are shipped from our store. In rivers, Caddis larvae can be divided into three basic types; case builders, net spinners and free-living roamers. All caddis larvae are subject to periodic behavioral drift cycles. This is how populations disperse themselves. Both free-living and net spinning caddis larvae can produce a silken...

Picture, Bead Head Caddis Pupa, Olive
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Bead Head Olive Caddis Pupa The Bead Head Olive Caddis Pupa is a killer Deschutes fly from early spring through late fall. This fly may be fished dead drift along the bottom or fished on the swing. Trout eat 'em.

Bead Head CDC Pheasant Tail
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Bead Head Chironomid Pupa Bead Head Chironomid Pupa
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Often referred to as a snow-cone because of the pearl white bead used to add weight and to simulate the white gills of a midge pupa. This is one of the simplest of all flies to tie, but often not tied that well. Because of the simplicity, beginning tyers are broken-in on this fly. That is not the case here. These flies are tied to be authentic for color, and tied for durability as well. These flies cover the gambit of sizes that occur in the natural world, and are a necessity in any fly box...

Bead Head Chrome Chironomid Bead Head Chrome Chironomid
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At one time labeled as: "Premium Skunk Repellent," the Idyl's Chrome Chironomid is one of those fly patterns that wasn't designed to match any hatch. Yet, it was designed to match hatches of many hatches of Chironomids. As the real critters hatch they become very shiny. The Chrome Chironomid is kind of goofy looking, but not when stuck in a trout's jaw. They work.

Bead Head Flashback Pheasant Tail Bead Head Flashback Pheasant Tail
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This is a very popular pattern that looks like a Mayfly Nymph that is about ready to hatch. This fly pattern is very effective during Baetis, Callibaetis and Pale Morning Dun hatches.

Bead Head Guides Choice Hares Ear Bead Head Guides Choice Hares Ear
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Bead Head Hares Ear, Natural Bead Head Hares Ear, Natural
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Bead Head Lightning Bug, Black Bead Head Lightning Bug, Black
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I like to refer to these as STD's. Yes, Save The Day flies. When all else fails, reach into the box for a Lightning Bug and it is kind of like turning the bite switch to ON. Black Lightning Bugs fish great in low light morning and evenings and off color water making a great mayfly nymph silhouette. This is a great fly for fishing mid-morning, before the winter baetis hatch. ...

Bead Head Lightning Bug, Pearl Green Bead Head Lightning Bug, Pearl Green
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Bead Head Lightning Bug, Pearl GreenThese flies have proven themselves for Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook, Brown and Bull trout.

Bead Head Lightning Bug, Red Bead Head Lightning Bug, Red
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These flies have proven themselves for Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook, Brown and Bull trout.Fish with Red Lightning Bugs especially hard fall through winter and early spring in smaller sizes.

Bead Head Lightning Bug, Silver Bead Head Lightning Bug, Silver
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Lightning Bugs are not necessarily new; they are just great nymphs that command attention on all rivers. Silver Lightning Bugs in various sizes are good all year long and belong right next to your Hare's Ear and Pheasant Tails. This can also be a very good fly when tiny fry are emerging. Enough of the smoochy stuff, you animal !!!

Bead Head Little Black Sloan Bead Head Little Black Sloan
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This winter stonefly nymph pattern was designed by David Sloan. It represents the small species of winter emerging stoneflies and also the smaller instars of a salmonfly nymph, which may take more than one season to reach full size. This makes the Little Black Sloan a good bet any time of year during low light conditions, when stonefly nymphs are likely to be mixed into the behavioral drift cycles.

Picture, Bead Head Micro Girdle Bug, Purple
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Bead Head Mini Leech Bead Head Mini Leech
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Bead Head Mini Leech There are many "wormy" looking creatures that live in aquatic environments. Most lakes and weedy streams have dense populations of leeches and aquatic worms. During much of the time they are buried in the substrate or bottom vegetation. However during low light conditions they often forage about where they are exposed to patrolling game fish. Trout and bass seek out these tender morsels and eat them like candy. This is especially true early in the spring before weeds start...

Bead Head Montana Prince Bead Head Montana Prince
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Travis Johnson says he first became aquainted with the Montana Blue Prince Nymph when a client tied one on the end of his leader and caught a trout with his first cast while fishing the Deschutes River in Oregon. This bug is a hot item from early spring through the summer months.

Bead Head Pheasant Tail Bead Head Pheasant Tail
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Searching nymphs are flies like Hare?s Ear, Pheasant Tails etc. Basically, they are flies that don?t necessarily represent a specific bug but are close enough in proportion to various nymphs and can often times be more successful getting trout to hand if the angler is not ?spot on? as to what bug trout are keying on.

Bead Head Prince Nymph Bead Head Prince Nymph
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This is one of the most popular trout flies in the world. It was originated by FFF Buszek Award winner Doug Prince in the 1970's. The first Prince Nymphs were unweighted. During the same period adding gold colored beads to fly patterns became popular in Europe. When someone added a gold bead to the head of the Prince Nymph it became even more popular.

Bead Head Rubber Leg Copper Bob Bead Head Rubber Leg Copper Bob
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Copper BobUtilizing an incredibly fast sink rate for such a tiny fly it gets near the bottom where trout would expect to find it. With a forked tail, neutral colored body and striped legs, this nymph approximates many things that trout feed. It has been proven with many great catches. Copper nymphs are especially good in winter for trout, whitefish and even steelhead.Copper Bob, OliveCopper nymphs are especially good in winter for trout, whitefish and even steelhead. This fly works very well...

Bead Head Rubber Leg Hares Ear Bead Head Rubber Leg Hares Ear
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Bead Head Rubber Leg Prince
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Bead Head Rubber Leg Black Stonefly Nymph, Quill Wing Case, picture
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One of the best all around stonefly nymphs used as a seraching pattern for trout or summer steelhead.

Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
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It was bound to happen. Someone placed a tungsten bead in the middle of a soft hackle fly to get it deep in the water column. This is now the most popular of the current soft hackle flies that are available. It may be fished as a nymph or swung as a wet fly, and is especially productive in deeper and faster water in rivers. It can also be a very productive fly during Callibaetis Mayfly hatches in lakes. Often Callibaetis mayfly nymphs make several attempts to reach the surface before they are...

Picture, Bead Head Sparkle Pupa, Olive
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Bead Head Caddis Sparkle Pupa, Olive When caddis are ready to hatch they leave their pupal cocoon and get ready for the ascent to the surface of the water. Most species exude gases from their newly formed adult body. This gas is trapped by the old pupal skin which still surrounds them. This process starts to separate the adult insect from this pupal shuck. The shuck is inflated forming a bubble or balloon around parts of the adult insect. The gases within this bubble reflects light. Each...

Picture, Bead Head Caddis Sparkle Pupa, Tan
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Bead Head Caddis Sparkle Pupa, Tan When caddis are ready to hatch they leave their pupal cocoon and get ready for the ascent to the surface of the water. Most species exude gases from their newly formed adult body. This gas is trapped by the old pupal skin which still surrounds them. This process starts to separate the adult insect from this pupal shuck. The shuck is inflated forming a bubble or balloon around parts of the adult insect. The gases within this bubble reflects light. Each...

Black bead head wooly bugger fly
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These Bead Head Wooly Buggers have Flashabou Mylar in the marabou tail and down the sides of the body. This gives the flies a flashy lateral line. The weather doesn't always cooperate. Everyone else had quit fishing. They were huddled in small groups behind the van or in the pontoon boat trailer to get out of the ferocious wind that turned the center of the lake into white-caps. Dust blew and weeds flew. Fishing from a float tube was out of the question. No one could kick and hold themselves...

Bead Head Zebra Midge Bead Head Zebra Midge
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Walk along the shoreline of the Deschutes River and study the vegetation growing on the rocks in the splash zone. There is a lot of it that is yellowish, greenish, stringy stuff that looks like some kind of algae. Fact is, much of what you think is plant life is actually midge eggs; zillions of billions of them. Some species of midges lay strings of eggs on anything that is wet at the edge of the water. This includes not only shoreline rocks but boats, oar blades and the waders of wading...

Bead Head Zug Bug Bead Head Zug Bug
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Another killer pattern from John Barr, incorporating a tungsten bead and elements from the Copper John, Prince Nymph and Hare's Ear. Can appear as a large mayfly nymph or a smaller stonefly nymph. A great dropper fly to be used as weight to get deep with smaller/lighter weight flies.

Picture, Becks Emerger, Hendrickson (March Brown)
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Beck's Emerger, Hendrickson During most mayfly hatches, duns emerge at the surface. Some nymphs mis-time this sequence and emerge from the nymphal shuck before they reach the surface, or are emerging on their way to the surface. Certain trout feel more comfortable preying on the pre-surface emerging duns. this fly works on both eastern and western March browns. ...

Burmans Cradle Robber Alevin Burmans Cradle Robber Alevin
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Burman's Cradle Robber AlevinRemember those salmon that spawned in the rivers last fall? All winter those millions of salmon eggs have been incubating in the gravel. Now the river bed is about ready to bloom. Millions of salmon fry are about to emerge from the gravel creating an unseen super hatch. Trout eat baby salmon when they are abundant. Salmon alevin and fry fly patterns are often very productive during early spring for catching trout and whitefish. Many anglers are aware that when...

Chous Bead Head Double Agent Chous Bead Head Double Agent
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Double Agent Fly, Green and BlackThe black/green combo is the original version that is used when either fishing over spooky fish in gin clear conditions or when trying to actually mimic an existing aquatic food source. It has also worked great as trailer to a larger fly when either nymphing or even stripping a streamer/soft hackle setup.Double Agent Fly, Red and BlackIn an effort to increase the visibility and contrast of this fly, an orange bead and wire were added, while still keeping the...

Claws R Crayfish
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Small crayfish in some rivers and lakes are light olive colored like this Claws R Crayfish pattern.

Daves Bead Head Lightning Stone Daves Bead Head Lightning Stone
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Dave's Lightning Stone, PurpleMore evidence that trout and steelhead see ultraviolet colors.

Double Orange Bead Peacock Stone Double Orange Bead Peacock Stone
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Egg Sucking Loop Sculpin Egg Sucking Loop Sculpin
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Larimer's Egg Sucking Loop SculpinThe Loop Sculpin is a spinoff from the Loop Leech. Like the leech, the Sculpin has a loop of 30 pound Fire Line braid threaded through the rabbit strip body. The stinger hook is looped into the fire line. This design has a number of things going for it. First, the long rabbit strip creates a seductive swimming motion that brings the fly to life in the water. Furthermore, the single rabbit strip creates a large profile though still casts easily considering the...

Emergent Sparkle Pupa, Brown/Bright Green Emergent Sparkle Pupa, Brown/Bright Green
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Emergent Sparkle PupaWhen caddisflies are ready to hatch, they leave their pupal cocoon and get ready for their ascent to the surface of the water. Most species exude gases from their newly formed adult body. This gas is trapped by the old pupal skin which still surrounds them. This process starts to separate the adult insect from the pupal shuck. The shuck is inflated, forming a bubble or balloon around parts of the adult insect and the gases within this bubble reflect light. Each caddis pupa...

Emergent Sparkle Pupa, Brown/Yellow Emergent Sparkle Pupa, Brown/Yellow
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Emergent Sparkle Pupa When caddisflies are ready to hatch, they leave their pupal cocoon and get ready for their ascent to the surface of the water. Most species exude gases from their newly formed adult body. This gas is trapped by the old pupal skin which still surrounds them. This process starts to separate the adult insect from the pupal shuck. The shuck is inflated, forming a bubble or balloon around parts of the adult insect and the gases within this bubble reflect light. Each caddis...

Emergent Sparkle Pupa, Ginger Emergent Sparkle Pupa, Ginger
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Emergent Sparkle PupaWhen caddisflies are ready to hatch, they leave their pupal cocoon and get ready for their ascent to the surface of the water. Most species exude gases from their newly formed adult body. This gas is trapped by the old pupal skin which still surrounds them. This process starts to separate the adult insect from the pupal shuck. The shuck is inflated, forming a bubble or balloon around parts of the adult insect and the gases within this bubble reflect light. Each caddis pupa...

FFS Stone Fly Nymph Brown FFS Stone Fly Nymph Brown
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After reading "Nymph Fishing for Larger Trout" by Charlie Brooks we decided to try some heavy weighted Stone Fly Nymphs tied in-the-round. This method makes the nymph look the same whether up side down or right side up. This fly has been a success since 1975. Heavy weighted.Stoneflies are a small, but diverse family of insects that are adapted to well oxygenated streams and rivers. Stonefly nymphs have fixed gills that can only extract oxygen in moving water. If trapped in still water they die...