This Diving Caddis fly is one of my own designs and it's intended to imitate the egg laying, diving females of the Hydropsyche genus - the Tan Caddis and the Spotted Sedge.
The Cahill wet fly is a very easy tie that is highly effective in the spring during mayfly hatches.
The Partridge and Yellow is a very famous Yorkshire wet fly that is still highly effective and very easy to tie.
The Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear (GRHE) has to be one of the most famous and effective nymphs out there. This particular style of GRHE mimics swimming nymphs like Isonychias.
The ubiquitous Woolly Bugger catches everything.
The CDC Emerger is best used when trout are hitting mayflies, but not the duns.
The Kings River Caddis is my go-to pattern when the Spotted Sedge is on the water.
The Green Rock Worm is great for those cold, clear brook trout streams.
The Elk Hair Caddis is the classic caddis dry imitation.
The Mickey Finn is a classic streamer with broad applications.
Designed by Bob Clouser, the Clouser streamer is an effective fly for any species of bass.
The Yak 9 Pike Fly is one of my patterns that has proven to be durable, easy to cast, and catches pike.
The Bunny Leech is effective for both bass and steelhead.
The Partridge and Orange is a classic Yorkshire wet fly, and a favourite of trout everywhere.
The Marabou Spey. Marabou flies are very effective steelhead patterns.
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The Midwest Leech, an effective pattern from Michigan guide Matt Zudweg.
The Slammer is a popular B.C. pattern that Rick uses with equal effectiveness in the Great Lakes.
The Lady Caroline, one of the most famous Spey flies to ever grace a river.
The Cummins is an effective Atlantic salmon or steelhead wet fly.
The Amherst Spey is a dynamite steelhead pattern.
The Blue Charm is one of the best east coast producers of Atlantic salmon.
The Rusty Rat is an original Canadian east coast pattern.
The Green Highlander is a famous Atlantic salmon pattern that is a favourite on Canada’s east coast.
The Brown Trout Weamer has been my most successful pattern, responsible for fourteen different species of fish.
The Emerald Shiner imitates a popular baitfish for both bass and steelhead.
The B&C Thingy has proven to be a very effective steelhead tube fly
Named after a famed East Coast salmon guide, The Austin has done well with early fall steelhead and Atlantic salmon.
The Dirty Harry was my original Weamer design (elements of a wet fly and a streamer, then fished like either one) and it was designed to fish when rivers were high and running off colour.
The Little Brown Thing or LBT is my best fly for making second pass over a steelhead when they have plucked at my first offering.
This Steelhead partridge and Orange is a variation on the famed Yorkshire wet fly of the same name. This one is good when steelhead are fussy. It can be swung as well as dead drifted.
The Grey Catt caught my first Cattaraugus Creek steelhead on this well known New York state steelhead and bass creek, hence the name.
The Black Nosed Dace is a common minnow in our area and very popular with bass and steelhead. This fly is an adaptation of a pattern on of my fishing buddies loves to use and a very effective one too.
The Yellowtail is a slick salmon or steelhead fly that will penetrate well and stay down.