This pattern was originally tied to be suggestive as a Stillwater Caddis attractor. This version has a green rib used to suggest segmentation, and a Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle. The Peacock Herl thorax gives this fly some natural iridescent qualities and the UV lime green butt and rib give it a little extra flash. Read More »
The Film Critic is a great looking fly that imitates the natural mayfly at its most vulnerable moment when it is hatching in the surface film. Fish it as a dry fly but only put floatant on the forward portion of the fly so that the rear of the fly rides below the surface and the forward portion floats. Read More »
From Utah’s Fly Corner
The hackle stacker is great dry fly pattern. It was devised by Bob Quigley. The fly utilizes a paraloop technique by winding the hackle around a post and then pulling them over the top of thorax. The pattern can be a bit of a bitch to tie at first but once you do a couple you will have it down. Read More »
The Royal Stimulator is one of the highly successful series of Stimulators created by Randall Kaufmann. It is a great buoyant Attractor Pattern on fast water. It is desigend to be fished on rivers and streams.
The following is Paul Fedeles’ variant. Read More »
Throughout Australia the Red Tag is excellent fished to surface feeding trout in rivers or still water (it is also a must-have for herring!). The fly is a half imitator and half attractor; the red tag, the peacock herl and to some extent the brown hackle attracting the fish.
Although called a gnat, this is actually a great all-purpose dry fly, effective either on rivers or lakes. It works best in smaller sizes where it suggest all sorts of small creatures trapped in the surface film. It also makes a very good representation of small chironomid midges in a mating ball.
The Shuttlecock buzzer is a great emerger pattern for fishing on the top to rising fish.
Created by Sid Knight, it was designed for use in dams, reservoirs and stillwater fishing. Cast this fly to feed channels and drift on still waters.