Fly Tying & fishing School

factors and valuable information

Fly fishing is an amazing sport - it is a challenge. Fly fishing is a big sport! Step outside your comfort area and enjoy fishing all of the possibilities that lie within.

On a good day, nothing is as satisfying as walking up to the river mid successfully examining the clues Nature has laid out. The riddle is solved and you can identify/mimic what the primary food source is, this is largely the factor that determines style of fly fishing and gear.

All of the accepted techniques in fly fishing work under the right set of circumstances and if these fly fishing techniques did not work, they would have not been accepted in to the lexicon of fly fishing.

Tube Fly-kits

Tube flies have been around for ages, but only lately have they been implemented for ordinary streamer fishing. FishMadMan has now released a ninovative tube fly kit for sea-run brown trout. And with the kit comes accessories and instructions that will help you improve your hook up rate dramatically.

The kits contain 10 well-known Danish coastal seatrout flies tied on 1.4mm tubes, 5 Owner ST-36BC hooks in #14-16, a piece of PVC-free socktube, a practical box, and instructions for mounting your tube flies on an L-Rig: a new way of mounting tube flies, that helps you hook and land increased numbers of fish. For contacts:visit:

Articulated Shanks by Fly Men Fishing Company

The new Articulated Shanks can be used as a simple component in different styles of articulated flies such as twohook & singlehook articulated streamers, poppers and sliders. They can also ne used for streamers that use a free-swinging stinger hook such as Intruder-style salmon and steelhead flies. They are super easy to use, and they provide the flies with an incredible wiggling movement pattern – one that big predatory fish cannot resist.

A.S. Available sizes: 2cm, 3.5cm, and 5.5cm. For more click

Realistic Wings for Realistic Flies

Swedish fly tying company "J:Son" has made a name for itself making ultra-cool materials for realistic flytying. Their match the hacth concept has leas to a wide array of exciting good materials including the new Mayfly Wing Sheets, which areabsolutely non-toxic plastic sing sheets that can be burnt into coloured or shape. Each sheet contains wings for 24 flies and it comes with a user manual.

For more details and information check out the J:Son website:

Fly Fishing Flies, Factors and "how to"

Fly fishing

Fly - fishing & Flies

Directions and Materials

Tying thread, which is covered with the wire/tubing combo Thorax - Natural Tan Dubbing or Tan Ice Dub.

Wing Bud- Black Raffia unfolded and burned with a Caddis wing burner. Antenna - Two fibers of Lemon Wood Duck or imitation Wood Duck Color combos can be changed to imitate Caddis that are prevalent on a particular stream or insects that are hatching at a certain time of the year.

Instructions for tying Video -

JC's Electric Caddis Pupa

How to Tie:

(seven step by step Detailed instructions)

Step One: Insert Small Hot Chartreuse Ultrawire inside of Chartreuse Micro Stretch Tubing.

Step Two: Attach tying thread just behind the eye and cover shank to about 1/3 around hook bend and return thread a little less than 1/8 of an inch from the eye.

Step Three: Attach tubing/wire combo at the point you stopped your thread in step two and cover completely, return your tying thread to the point just behind the eye and tie off. Tubing & wire combo should be at the farthest point to the rear of the hook which has been covered with thread.

Step Four: Take your tubing/wire combo and pull as tight as you can so the tubing constricts around the wire and wrap forward. At the midway point relax the tension you put on the tubing/wire combo midway up the bend of the hook. Doing this will give the abdomen a tapered look and make three or four more wraps and pull tight again until you reach the thread tie-off point and lash down the tubing/wire combo, cut off the excess material at that point.

Step Five: Unfold some Black Raffia and take your Caddis Wing Burner and make two wing buds. Attach one on the near side of the fly and another at the far side. The position should be at the tie off point in step four.

Step Six: Dub your thorax so the wing buds stick out and dub forward to where you want to ti.

Step Seven: Add two Wood Duck Fibers for your Antenna pointing towards the rear. Whip finish. Then color the Chartreuse head thread with a Brown Sharpie or similar permanent marker.

Technique and fly Fishing Gear

When dealing specifically with cold water species in the northeast, you may employ a huge array of gear and techniques for fly fishing. A fly angler can throw streamers, swing braces of wets tight-line and indicator nymph tigs, , use a dry dropper, launch huge top water flies the size of cats, skate Stoneflies & Caddis, and thistle down dries upstream style as well as downstream Catskill style.

Gear choices are as varied as the techniques, sometimes it is a mix of two or three techniques. You may use fly rods as light as a 7 ft medium slow 3 wt to a fast action 9'6" 5 wt, all the way up to 14' spey rods. Employ fishing gear that is appropriate for the size of the river you are fishing and the type/size flies you are casting. more

Autumn trout fly fishing


At this time of year water temperatures within the steelhead's optimum range can be readily found. Fish that have been unmolested by other anglers will chase and move up to river intercept a fly. There is usually no need to scrape the fly along the river's floor. Aggressive strikes are the norm. Some are the notable type that keep you awake at night and are permanently burned into memory.

Autumn is also a good time to explore. The only thing nearly as good as fishing a great piece of steelhead water is hiking along its banks. With prime temperatures and steelhead on the move, fish can be found almost anywhere in the river. With good techniques and innovative fly lines, an astute angler can successfully swing a fly in a wide range of water, including small pockets and runs well away from the popular pools. This is an effective way to beat the pressure on some rivers.


Flies run the gambit. For prospecting big water its not a bad idea to use big flies. Marabou, Arctic fox rabbit strip, and long, flowing hackles with just a touch of flash are the key ingredients for Favorite Flies .

Color combinations

Black and purple is a hard color combination to beat. For low water conditions smaller, sparse flies tied in olives, tans and browns seem to coax reluctant fish better than oversized patterns.

Waters rich with aquatic life may require flies to mimic specific food sources. Streamers tied to represent smelt, alewife and sculpins can be just the ticket on some rives. You can use tube fly designs for their versatility and overall effectiveness in hooking and landing fish.

Most of development flies has occurred during the fall months. This has not always been easy, but the aggressive take and exciting battle of a fresh fall steelhead have consistently drawn to steelhead rivers.

While the runs on some of the rivers close to home will be in high gear by mid to late September, the runs on other rivers in the Great Lakes region may not find full stride until late fall. But water temperatures on rivers fed by a reservoir or a lake will maintain optimum range after the snow begins to fly by late November and early December. The weeks after Thanksgiving can be a great time to find solitude, as many anglers have had their fill or have moved on to other pursuits.

fly Tube Forrest Klott

Wet Flies

Some years ago, the only methods were wet-fly and dry-fly fishing until then had been river based and adapting to stillwaters. If you want to learn more about Stillwater methods you can become an avid reader of nymph-fishing tactics by articles and books written on this fly fishing subject. One of the most influential book "My Way With Trout"- a book which thoroughly explored the subtleties of fishing nymphs. Fly Patterns such as the Montana Nymph, Stick Fly and Hare's Ear were catching lots of trout. Then Cat's Whiskers, Dog Nobblers and Tin Heads became all the flies fashion.

Stilwater wet flies

In Fact there are those who will try to convince you that traditional wet-fly fishing no longer works on stocked stillwaters, but don't believe a word of it. When it came to fishing on stillwaters, one extensive collection of traditional wet-flies may be very useful.

Dry Flies

Once the trout reached the turbulent waters under the river, they would submerge and, minutes later, reappear downstream to start the process all over again.

Experienced anglers carry no more than a dozen dry-fly patterns, and these would suffice. Any more fly patterns would have been deemed unnecessary.

This was not an attempt by the anglers to keep things simple but a reflection ot the incredible stock of trout the river held, all competing with one another to reach the next meal.

The key to success, then as now, is identifying the hatch and adapting the fly and method accordingly. The number of dry-fly patterns used on the Suir today is far too extensive. Some are specific to the Suir, while many of the others are internationally-recognised.

Eight favourite dry flies

The Greenwell's Glory, Ginger Quill, Sherry Spinner, Yellow Spider Olive, Red Quill, Badger Grey, Badger Quill, and the Blue Winged.

The Greenwell's Glory fly | Red Quill fly

These eight flies are versatile enough to cover most of your needs for daytime and early-evening fishing, and you can use special patterns for late evening dry-fly fishing.

The Cahir waters do not enjoy a significant hatch of mayfly, which is why I have not included any mayfly patterns. You will have to travel further upstream to the Cam is and Golden waters to encounter a good mayfly hatch. The usual selection of small Wulffs and up-winged dry-flies, along with some emergers and nymphs, will normally work here.


For fly fishing the River, the lighter the tackle you use, the better. The double-handed split-cane rod, which used to be the weapon of choice for the locals, has now been replaced by new single-handed carbon-fibre rods, in line ratings from 4 to 7.

The critical factor is to match rod and line. Accurate and delicate casting with the dry-fly is all about presentation, and mis-matches of line and rod will work against you. A good-quality floating line is also essential.

The trout snatch at flies and reject them in fractions of a second. If the tip of your fly line is prone to sinking, the brief delay the slack introduces into the line will mean a missed fish. Any pause will surely result in failure.

Silver Sedge wet fly

This is an old River Suir wet-fly, designed for late-evening fly fishing. When fly fished as part of a team of wet-flies, the Silver Sedge fly is an excellent top dropper pattern. By adding horns of stripped hackle stems and a cdc wing, the fly pattern became very buoyant and can now be fished dry and wet. The CDC wing creates awake in the water that definitely excites the trout fish. By addition of deer hair strands in the wing, provides that speckled look seen in the natural sedge.


Hook: Sedge hook size 10-12 I bread: Black or brown Rib: Fine, silver wire Body: Flat, silver tinsel Body hackle: Cree cock hackle Under wing: Natural deer hair Wing: Natural CDC and Mirror Flash Horns: Stripped grizzle hackle stems Collar hackle: Cree cock hackle

Silver Sedge Flies

- how to tie

Fishing Flies Manufacturers

Dry Fllies

Standard Dry Fllies (Spirit river Flies)

Black Gnat - BLKGNT
Sizes 14,16,18 & 20

Black Fur Ant- BLKANT
Sizes 14,16,18 & 20

Blue Dun - BLUDUN
Sizes 14,16,18, 20 & 22

Blue Winged Olive BLVVGOL
Sizes 14,16.18, 20 & 22

Griffith's Gnat - GRFGNT

Sizes 16,18, 20 & 22

Renegade - RENGAD Flies

Sizes 14,16 & 18

Mosquito - MOSQUI

Sizes 12,14,16,18 & 20

Goddard Caddis - GODARD

Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

Pale Morning Dun - PLMNDN

Sizes 14,16,18 & 20

Quill Gordon - QUILLG
Sizes 12,14 & 16

Royal Coachman - RCOACH Flies
Sizes 12,14 & 16

Art Flick March Brown -

Sizes 12 & 14

Hendrickson Light LTHEND Flies
Hendrickson Dark - DKHEND
Sizes 12,14 & 16

Dark Cahill - DKCAHL
Light Cahill CAHILL
Sizes 12,14,16 &18

Adams - Standard - ADAMSS
Sizes 12,14,16,18,20 & 22

CDC Comparadun
Blue Winged Olive-COMPBW
Callibaetis - COMPCA
Mahogany Dun - COMPMD
Pale Morning Dun - COMPPM
Sizes 14,16 & 18

Aire-Flow™ Cut Wing

Sizes 14,16 & 18
Callibaetis Parachute - AFPCAL
Sizes 12,14,16 &18
Light Cahill Parachute AFPLTC
Sizes 14,16 & 18
Trico Parachute - AFPTRI
Sizes 18 & 20
Pale Morning Dun Parachute -

Sizes 14,16 & 18
March Brown/Grey Fox - AFPMAR
Sizes 12,14 & 16

Thorax Dries

Callibaetis Thorax - THXCAL
Sizes 12,14 & 16
Blue Winged Olive Thorax -

Sizes 16,18,20 & 22
Sulphur Thorax - THXSUL
Sizes 14,16 & 18

Bill Black, Master tier and fisherman has been in the business since the tender age of 12, and comes from a long line of Fisher people. Over the years he has personally tied many thousands dozen flies. In his formative years he, brother Dennis and friend Randall Kaufmann traveled, chased trout.. .tying flies along the way. Dennis and Bill were first to go offshore for quality flies.. .and it's been historic ever since. We know for a fact Bill has taught many of the original tiers overseas. All in all he has personally educated many of the original master tiers whom have gone on to train thousands of 3rd and 4th generation tiers. Spirit River Group recently bought the Old Feather Merchants buildings here in Glide, so the tradition of selling the best fly fishing products out of "old cow bams" continues on the banks of the North Umpqua.

Mayfly & Caddis Dry Flies

Caddis imitations are an excellent choice when you consider tliat 80% or more of aquatic biomass are some form of Caddis. Company offers a full line of Caddis and our dries have a silhouette that makes them rise.

Mayfly & Caddis Dry Flies

Overley's Headlight Caddis™
Black - OVHCBK
Olive - OVHCOL
Sizes 12,14 & 16

Wonder Wing Caddis
Brown - WWCDBR
Sizes 14 & 16

Elk Hair Caddis
Black - ELKBLK Brown - ELKBRN
Tan - ELKTAN Yellow - ELKYEL
Sizes 12,14,16,18 & 20

CDC Elk Hair Caddis
Peacock - CELKPE
Brown - CELKBR
Sizes 12,14 & 16
Sizes 14,16 & 18

Heckel's Tape Wing Caddis™
Black - HTCBLK
Hares Ear -HTCHEB
Grey Olive - HTCGOL
Sizes 14,16 & 18

Diamond Caddis™
Brown - DMCDBN
Peacock - DMCDPK
Yellow - DMCDYL
Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

Irresistible Elk Caddis

Brown Irresistible - IRCBRN
Natural Irresistible - IRCNAT
Olive Irresistible - IRCOLV
Sizes 12,14,16 & 18 i i i

Mottled Goddard
Olive - GODOLV
Sizes 12,14 & 16

Hi-Vis Elk Hair Caddis Brown - HVECBN Olive - HVECOL Tan - HVECTN Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

Yoshi's Rubber Leg Elk Hair Caddis™ Brown - RLECBN Olive RLECOL Peacock - RLECPE Yellow RLECYL Sizes 14 & 16

Geezer™ Caddis Brown - GCADBN Olive -GCAD0L Tan - GCADTN Sizes 14,16 & 18

Overley's Spotlight Caddis™ Olive - OVSCOL Tan - OVSCTN Sizes 14,16 & 18

Heckel's Biot Duns™ Tan -HBDTAN Mahogany - HBDMGY Sizes 14,16 & 18

Foam Back Spinner Rust - FBSRUS Sizes 14,16 & 18 Trico - FBSTRI Sizes 20 & 22

Yellow Sally flies


Sizes 12 & 14

Overley's Headlight Sally™


Sizes 12 &14

Lip-Stik™ Dun
Western Green Drake - BLSWGD
Size 12
Blue Wing Olive - BLSBWO
Sizes 14,16,18 & 20
Pale Morning Dun - BLSPMD
Sizes 16 & 18

Lip-Stik™ Spinner
Blue Wing Olive - BLSSBW
Sizes 14,16 & 18
Eastern Green Drake - BLSSGD
Size 12

Lip-Stik™ Spinner
Blue Wing Olive - BLSSBW
Sizes 14,16 & 18
Eastern Green Drake - BLSSGD
Size 12

Lip-Stik™ Spinner
Blue Wing Olive flies- BLSSBW
Sizes 14,16 & 18
Eastern Green Drake - BLSSGD
Size 12

Midges & Parachutes flies

Midges. These tiny midges are lifelike and known to take very large fish. Company use die strongest hooks available and nothing hut die best hackle and hair.

Midges flies

Black - MIDGBK
Blue Dun - MIDGDN
Cream - MIDGCM
Blue Winged Olive - MIDGBW
Sizes 20, 22 & 24

Hi-Vis Midge flies

Black - HVMBLK
Olive - HVMOLV
Sizes 18 & 20

Overley's mini Midge Cripple™

Black - OVMCBK
Olive - OVMCOL
Sizes 16,18 & 20
Sizes 14,16,18 & 20

No Wunder™ Fly

Blue Wing Olive - NWUNBW
Pale Morning Dun - NWUNPM
Sizes 18, 20 & 22

Standard Parachutes

Adams Parachute Flies

Adams - ADSPAR
Sizes 12,14,16,18, 20&22

Baetis Parachute flies

Baetis - BTSPAR
Sizes 16,18, 20 & 22

Trico Parachute

Trico - TRIPAR
Sizes 18, 20 & 22

Alphenaar Adult Midge

Sizes 16,18, 20 & 22

Parachute Red Quill

Sizes 14,16 & 18
Spirit river pride ourselves on the quality of our parachutes; with stacked posts and tight, small Fine & Dry™ bodies and plenty of hackle.

Hi-Vis Parachute Flies

Adams - HVPADS
Sizes 12,14,16,18,20 8122
Blue Winged Olive - HVPBWO
Pale Morning Dun - HVPPMD
Sizes 14,16,18, 20 & 22

Parachute Pink Albert

Pink Albert - PNKALB
Sizes 16 & 18

Green Paradrake

Size 12

Light Cahill Parachute flies

Light Cahill - LTCPAR
Sizes 14,16,18&20

Hare's Ear Parachute

Hares Ear - PARHER
Hares Ear Olive - PARHOL
Sizes 16,18 & 20

BWO/PMD Parachute

Blue Winged Olive-BWOPAR
Pale Morning Dun - PMDPAR
Sizes 14,16,18, 20 & 22

Parachute Ants

Black - ANTPRB
Cinnamon - ANTPRC
Sizes 14,16 & 18

Hairwings & Dry flies

Spirit river classic hairwings reflect tradition and the ait of tying at it's best. Eacli beautiful pattern Ls dressed full and floats like a cork. The Crystal Wings offer excellent visibility we sometimes need. All said we have a knockout selection.

Hairwing Dry Flies

Adams Irresistible - ADSIRR

Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

H & L Variant - HNLVAR

Size 12,14 & 16

Green Drake - GREEND

Sizes 12 & 14

Colorado Green Drake -

Size 12

Fluor Green Humpy HUMGRN

Red Humpy - HUMRED
Sizes 12,14,16 & 18
Yellow Humpy - HUMYEL
Size 10,12,14,16,18 & 20

Royal Yellow Humpy HUMRYL

Royal Fluor. Green Humpy - HUMRGR
Sizes 12,14,16 & 18
Royal Red Humpy - HUMRRD
Size 10,12,14,16,18 &20

Royal Wulff - RYLWLF

Sizes 10,12,14,16,18 &20
White Wulff - WHTWLF NEW
Sizes 12,14 & 16

Hexagenia Dun flies HEXIGE

Size 6

Gabetta's Jimmy Z™

Original - JIMMYZ Sizes 12 & 14
Red - JIMZRD NEW Sizes 12 & 14 Yellow- JIMZYL NEW
Sizes 12 & 14

Hi-Vis Dries

Adams - HVDADS Sizes 12,14,16,18,20&22
Blue Winged Olive - HVDBWO Pale Morning Dun - HVDPMD Sizes 14,16,18,20&22

Royal Coachman Trude flies- RYLTRD

Sizes 10,12,14,16 & 18

Tennessee Wulff-TENWLF

Sizes 14,16 & 18

Bill Meckel is one of the timeless tiers of our era and remains a legend in our business. He has won countless awards including die acclaimed Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award. Besides being a great tier he is also a fantastic person. Check out his Tape Wing Caddis and Biot Duns.

Crystal Wing™ Dry Flies

Adult Damsel

Blue - ADDMBL Olive - ADDMOL
Size 10

Royal Wulff - FLRWLF

Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

Grey Wulff flies- FLGWLF

Sizes 12,14 & 16

Para Adams - CWPADS

Sizes 12,14,16 &18

Para Pheasant Tail - CWPPHT

Sizes 14,16 & 18

Para Irres. Ant Black - CWPABK

Sizes 12,14 & 16

Eastern Patterns

We are a West Coast company hut we have produced many of the essential patterns anglers East of die Mississippi use to make their fishing trip rewarding. All are specially designed to match hatches in size and color.

CDC Caddis

Grannom ESGCBK
Sizes 12,14 & 16
Sizes 14,16 & 18
Slate Drake Nymph

Sizes 10,12 & 14

Slate Drake Dun

Sizes 10,12 & 14

Peeking Caddis flies

Cream - ESPCCM
Sizes 12 & 14

Sulphur Dun

ESSUDN Sizes 16 & 18

Quill Gordon

ESQGDN Size 14

March Brown

ESMBDN Sizes 12 & 14

Rusty Spinner

ESSPRU Sizes 14,16,18, 20&22


ESBWOD Sizes 14 8t 16

BWO Spinner

ESBWSP Sizes 14 & 16

Green Drake Dun flies


Green Drake Spinner


Sulphur Nymph

Sizes 14 & 16

Sulphur Soft Hackles

Sizes 14 & 16

Stone flies

Stoneflies and Attractors

ever changing line up of stones and attractors are simply fun to fish. There is nothing like seeing a wily trout rise to your offering and slurp one in. Most sit flush in the film for a great profile yet are easy to see.

Carnazzo's Adult Skwala

BCASKW Sizes 6,8& 10

Yakima Stone

YKSTON Sizes 6,8 & 10

Extendo Stone™

Golden Stone - DFXS6S Skwala - DFXSKW Sizes 6 & 10 Salmon Fly - DFXSSF Sizes 2 & 6


Black - STIMBK, Royal - STIMRL Yellow - STIMYL, Olive - STIMOL Sizes 8,10,12,14,16 & 18 Orange - STIMOR Sizes 6,8,10,12,14 & 16 Improved Sofa Pillow PILLOW Sizes 4 & 6

Rubber Leg Stimulators

Sizes 8,10,12 & 14
Yellow - RSTMYL
Orange - RSTMOR
Sizes 6, 8,10,12 & 14

Carnazzo Drowned Stone™

Brown - BCDSBN
Sizes 6 & 10
Irresistible Stimulator

Orange - ISTIMOR
Sizes 6,8,10,12 & 14
Golden - ISTIMGD
Sizes 8,10,12 & 14

Unsinkable Irresistible Temptation™

Golden - IRSGLD
Sizes 8 & 10
Orange - IRSORG
Sizes 4,6 & 8

CDC Yellow Sally

Yellow - BOWCYS Sizes 14,16 & 18

Sharin Stone™

Orange - SHAROR Sizes 6 & 8 Golden - SHARGD Sizes 8 & 10

Norm Woods Special

Original - NWSPEC Sizes 6,8& 10 Rubber Leg Norm - RLNORM NEW Sizes 6,8& 10

Dornan's Water Walker Stonefly™

Salmonfly - SRSFOR Sizes 4 & 6 Golden Stone - SRGSTN Sizes 6 & 8 September Stone - SRSSST Sizes 6,8 & 10

Will Dornan; We can tell you a lot of stories about Will, but suffice to say he is renown in the Jackson, WY arena where his shop. Snake River Anglers sells thousands of dozen of flies each year. Will has tied since childhood and always has the trick new pattern all the guides want.

Terrestrials flies

Land born critters are an essential ottering to fish all over the planet. Predacious fish are known for exploding strikes on Hoppers, Spiders, Ants and Beetles flies so make sure you have plenty.

Foam Fire Beetle™

Black/Red - FIRBBK
Sizes 10 & 14
Sparkle-Bak™ Beetle

Black - PFSBBB
Green - PFSBBG
Size 12

Foam Spiders

White - FOAMWH
Size 10

CDC Terrestrials

Black Foam Ant - CVSANT
Sizes 14 & 16
Red Foam Ant - CVRANT
Sizes 14 & 16
Foam Beetle - CVSBTL
12,14 & 16

Lady Bugs

Red -LADYRD Orange - LADYOR Size 14

Fishy's Epoxy Ant™

Black - FIEPAN Size 12

Fishy's Creepy Crawly Spider™

Brown - FISPBN Sizes 10 & 14

Fishy's Epoxy-Backed Beetle™

Black - FISEPB Size 10

Fishy's Early Hopper™

FEAHOP Size 12

Fishy's Foam Hopper™

Yellow - FIFHOP Tan - FIFTAN Sizes 6 & 8

Black X Cricket™

Black - SRXCRK Sizes 8 & 10

Thunder Hopper™

Tan - SRTHTN Sizes 6 & 8

Dornan's Chernobyl Bug™

Gold Stone SRCBGS Golden Olive - SRCBGO Tan SRCBTN Sizes 6,8& 10

Black Beetle

Black - IBEETB Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

Green Back Beetle

Green Backed - IBEETG Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

Black Cicada

CICADA Sizes 8 & 10

Hoppers & Emergers Flies

Bullet Foam Hoppers

Yellow - BFHOPP
Sizes 8,10 & 12

Hopped-Up Hopper™

Size 10

Indi-Dropper Hopper

Sizes 6,8 & 10

Blockhead Hopper

Yellow -BHHOPY
Sizes 8 & 10

Jay-Dave's Hopper

Jay-Dave's Hopper - LEGHOP
Sizes 6, 8,10,12,14 & 16

Parachute Hoppers

Pale Yellow - PHOPYL
Olive -PH0P0L, Tan - PHOPTN
Sizes 8,10,12 & 14

Parachute Madam X

Yellow - PMADXY
Sizes 12,14 & 16

Mr. Bill's Flying Ant

Black - MRBILL
Sizes 14,16 & 18
Sizes 14 & 16
Emerger Patterns

Phillips' Mosquito Hawk™

BPACNT Size 10

Phillips' Tunghead Mosquito Hawk™

BPHAWK Size 10

Foam Biot Sparkle E merger

Trico - BIOTRI Sizes 20 & 22 P.M.D. - BIOPMD B.W.O. - BIOBWO Sizes 18 & 20

CDC Emerger

Blue Dun - CEMBLD Sizes 16,18 & 20 Trico - CEMTRI Sizes 18,20 & 22 P.M.D. - CEMPMD Sulphur-CEMSUL Sizes 14,16 & 18 Slate Olive - CEMSOL Sizes 18 & 20

Emerger Flies

Thread Nymph

Brown - SRTNBN Olive - SRTNOL Sizes 16,18 & 20
Swiss Straw Emerger

SRSSEM Sizes 16 & 18
Drowned Green Drake

SRDGRD Sizes 10 & 12
Green Drake Paratilt Flies

Green Drake - SRGDPT Sizes 12 & 14

Eastern Emergers

Brown Drake -DSEMBD Size 10 March Brown - DSEMMB Isonychia - DSEMIS Sizes 10 & 12

Ken's Soft Hackle Emerger

Pheasant Tail - PBMPHT Dun - PBMDUN Sizes 12,14 & 16

Pheasant Tail - HPMPHT Blue Wing Olive - HPMBWO Callibaetis - HPMCAL Sizes 14,16 & 18

Spin-Dry™ Emergers

Blue Wing Olive - BSDEBW Sulphur -BSDESU Sizes 16 & 18 Rust - BSDERD Sizes 12 & 14

Snowshoe CDC Emergers

Sizes 12,14 & 16
Blue Wing Olive - BSEBWO
Mahogany - BSEMOH
Sizes 14,16 & 18
Callibaetis - BSECAL
Sizes 10,12 & 14
Green Drake - BSEGDK
March Brown - BSEMBN
Sizes 10 & 12

Overley's Spotlight Emerger™

Blue Winged Olive - OVSEBW
Sizes 18 & 20
Callibaetis - OVSECA
Sizes 12,14 & 16
Green Drake - OVSEGD
Sizes 10 & 12
Light Hendrickson - OVSELH
Sizes 12,14 & 16
Pale Morning Dun - OVSEPM
Sizes 14,16, & 18 Sulphur - OVSESU Sizes 16 & 18

CDC Puff Emergers

Blue Wing Olive - BPEBWO
Sizes 16,18 & 20
Callibaetis - BPECAL
Sizes 14 & 16
Green Drake - BPEGDK
Size 10


Sizes 16,18, 20&22
Sizes 16,18 & 20
Trico - CRPTRI
Sizes 20 & 22
Green Drake - CRPGRD
Size 12
Callibaetis - CRPCAL
Sizes 12 & 14

Micro Nymphs

Quicksilver™ Series

These beautifully tied little emergers and nymphs utilize our bright Quicksilver lined beads and imitate the gas bubble on all sorts of emerging aquatic life which makes them so critical in most stream fishing situations. It also makes the fish go wild.

Blood Midge - QSLBLD

Sizes 18,20 & 22

Brassie - QSILBR

Sizes 16,18 & 20

Sparkle Back Midge - QSLSBM

Sizes 18,20 & 22


Sizes 18, 20 & 22
Bubble-Bak™ Midge
Black - QSBBBK

Midge Brown - QSMMBN
Midge Olive - QSMMOL
Midge White - QSMMID
Midge Black - QSMMBK

Sizes 20 & 22

Baetis - QSILBT

Sizes 18 & 20

P.T. Natural - QSPTNT
P.T. Black - QSPTBK
P.T. Olive - QSPTOL

Sizes 18, 20 & 22

Micro patterns

Spirit river beautifully crafted line of Micro patterns imitate more precisely what are in most trout diets. These are all EZ to hang off an indicator or any floating pattern.

Micro Nymps Flies

BH Black Beauty PDPBHB

Sizes 18, 20 & 22

Blood Midge - BLOODM

Sizes 18, 20 & 22

Overley's Water Boatman" -

OVBOAT Sizes 12 & 14

Brassie - BRASSI

Sizes 14,16,18 & 20

Skinny Mini

Light - SKMNLT
Sizes 14,16 & 18

CDC Micro Flash-Bak™

Black - MFBBLK Olive - MFBOLV
Bloodworm - MFBBWM
Sizes 18 & 20

BH Micro Caddis

Rockworm - MICROR
Brown - MICROB
Sizes 18 & 20

WD-40 Grey - WDGREY
WD-40 Olive - WDOLIV

WD-40 Chocolate - WDCHOC

Sizes 18, 20 & 22

Micro Nymphs
Pale Morning Dun - PDYPMD

Sizes 16,18 & 20
Trico - PDYTRI
Baetis Light -PDYBTS
Baetis Dark - PDYBTD
Sizes 18,20 & 22

ice Cream Cone Midge

Black - ICCMBK
Sizes 10,12,14&16

Cadion's Midge Pupa™

Blue Dun - BCMPBD
Green - BCMPGB
Sizes 16,18 & 20

BH WD-40 Olive - BWDOLV
BH WD-40 Grey - BWDGRY
BH WD-40 Chocolate - BWDCHO

Sizes 18, 20 & 22

Stillwater Patterns

Absolutely the best designs for lake fishing anywhere on the planet. These patterns cover every conceivable nitch when lake fishing. All the designs are subtle & exacting in both color/size to mimic exact insect stages. Drift one of the many styles of Chironomid's under the wave action of an indicator or strip in a Caddis.

Clearwater Pupa

Black - SWCPBK Crimson - SWCPCM Sizes 12,14 & 16

Green & Red Midge Larva

SWGRML Sizes 8,10 & 12

Summer Duck Chironomid Pupa

SWSDCP Sizes 10,12 & 14

Red-Brown Chironomid Pupa

SWRBCP Sizes 10,12 & 14

Pheasant Pupa

Red Back Pheasant SWRBPH Green Back Pheasant - SWGBPH Sizes 10,12 & 14

Maroon Chironomid Bomber

SWMRNC Sizes 10,12 & 14

Black Sally

SWBKSL Sizes 10,12 & 14

Collaborator flies

SWCOLL Sizes 10,12 & 14

Wim Alphenaar from the Netherlands has tied flies since 1965. He is widely known for his illustrations and articles which have been published by most every fly fishing magazine in Europe and America. His books include 'Flyfishing & Fly-tying', 'Emergers & Floating Patterns', 'Fly Tying with Synthetics', 'Fly Fishing in Practice, 'Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Tricks', and has also been featured in Darrel Martins Micro Patterns. HLs 34 years of experience show his passion for our great sport.

Nymphs, Worms & Scuds Flies

There is nothing standard about our nymphs except die name. Each and even' one Is masterfully tied and weighted. All are long proven GO-TO flies and deserve a spot in any serious angler's arsenal.

Standard Nymphs

Prince Nymph - PRINCE

Sizes 10,12,14,16 & 18


Sizes 10,12,14,16 & 18

Beaded San Juan Worm

Brown - SRBSJB Red - SRBSJR Wine - SRBSJW Size 10

Girdle Bugs

GIRBLK Brown - GIRBRN Olive -GIROLV Sizes 6,8 & 10

San Juan Worm

Brown - SJWBRN
Cream - SJWCRM
Orange - SJW0R6
Sizes 10,12,14,16 & 18
Maroon - SJWMAR
Sizes 10 & 14

Pearlback Scud

Olive - SCUDOL
Orange - SCUDOR
Sizes 14,16 & 18

Beadhead Nymphs flies

You can get standard old beadheads from most anyone...assuming they have them in stock. Company use our own Brite Beads™ and not only do our jewel-like beads outlast and outshine, but with the lead wire we insert into every fly, they SINK. Try ours and settle for no less than the best.


Prince - CBHDPN Pheasant Tail - CBHDPT Flashback PT -CBFBPT Sizes 12,14,16,18 & 20

Champagne Caddis™

Olive -CHCD0L Tan -CHCDTN Sizes 12,14 & 16

B.W. Steelie Bug™

October Caddis - DFWOCT Black/Green - DFSWBG Black/Purple - DFSWBP Purple/Chartreuse - DFSWPC Purple/Pink - DFSWPP Size 6

B.W. Trout Bug™

Brown/Ginger - DFBWBN Brown/Olive - DFBWOL Gold/Silver - DFBWGS Olive/Chartreuse DFBWCH Olive/Ginger - DFBWOG Red/Amber DFBWRA Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

Epoxy-Back™ Nymphs

Blue Wing Olive - BEBBWO
Pale Morning Dun - BEBPMD
Sulphur - BEBSUL
Sizes 16 & 18

Russian River Special™

Sizes 8,10,12, & 14

Beadhead Lite-Brite™ Prince

Purple/Black - LBBPBK
Dark Olive - LBBPOL
Sizes 12,14 & 16

Phillips' Peekaboo Nymph™

Sizes 14 & 16

Beadhead Nymphs

Standard Beadhead Nymphs

Ken's Jelly Cord Caddis Lime - KJCCHL Sizes 10,12,14 & 16

Water Boatman - BOATMN Size 12

Lightning Bug Gold - LIGHTG

Silver - LIGHTS Sizes 14,16 & 18

earl Cased Caddis - GBDPRL jreen Cased Caddis - GBDGRN

NEW Sizes 12,14 & 16

Beadhead & Tungsten

Prince of Diamonds™

Dark Olive - BHDPDO
Golden Stone - BHDPGS
Peacock BHDPPH
Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

RL Prince of Diamonds™

Black - RLDPBK
Dark Olive - RLDPDO
Golden Stone - RLDPGS
Peacock RLDPPC
Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

Copper Johns

Chartreuse -CPJCHR
Copper - CPJCOP
Green CPJGRN Sizes 12,14,16,18 & 20

RL Copper Johns

Chartreuse RLCJCH
Copper - RLCJCP
Green - RLCJGN
Sizes 12,14,16 & 18

Beadhead Rubber Leg Nymphs

Hare's Ear - BHHENT
Prince - PRINCR
Pheasant Tail - BHPTRB Sizes 12,14 & 16
Bi-Color Princes

Black/Copper BCPNBC
Black/Green - BCPNBG
Blue/Red - BCPNBR Red/Green - BCPNRG
Sizes 12,14,16.18 & 20

Tunghead™ Lip-Stik™ Damsel

Original -THLSDM
Size 10
Beadless - BLLSDM Size 10

Bead Thorax Swimming Damsel

Size 12

Stone Flies

If you want to really get down our stonefly line up here does die job. A TON of useful patterns that match die bugs or attract fish. Check out die popular Micro Stones or our Beldar Family of Stones. They 'ROCK'.

Bill Carnazzo fishes and guides on the McCloud, Upper Sacramento, Rubicon, and North Yuba rivers. He is a master fly tver who ties at many fly fishing shows. Bill also works part time at Kiene's fly Shop, and teaches fly fishing and fly tying at Sierra Community College.

MOAB Stone™

Black - DFMSBK Brown - DFMSBN Sizes 2,4 & 6 Skwala - DFMSSA Golden - DFMSGD Sizes 6, 8 & 10

Egg-Sucking MOAB Stone™

Black - DFESBK Brown - DFESBN Purple - DFESPP Sizes 2,4 & 6 Golden - DFESGD Sizes 6, 8 & 10

Beadhead Drifting Stone™

Black BHDSBK Sizes 4,6 & 8 Brown BHDSBR Golden - BHDSGD Sizes 6,8 & 10

Woven Stone™

Dark Stone - DFWODS Sizes 4, 6 & 8 Golden - DFWOGS Skwala - DFWOSK Sizes 6,8 & 10


Dark Stone - MSNDRK
Golden - MSNGLD
Sizes 12,14 & 16

Beadhead Rubber Leg Stones

Black - BRLSBK
Brown - BRLSBN
Sizes 4, 6 & 8
Sizes 6,8& 10

Carnazzo's Stepping Stone

Golden - BCSSGD
Sizes 6,8 & 10

Beldar's Double Bead Stone™

Black - CHDBBK, Brown - CHDBBR
Sizes 4, 6,8 & 10
Golden - CHDBGS, Skwala - CHDBSK
Sizes 6, 8& 10
Hot Head Black - CHDBHB
Hot Head Brown - CHDBHN
Sizes 4, 6 & 8

Buggers & Leeches Flies

Actions speak louder than words and these Buggers-leeches are awesomely effective in lakes and streams. Some have die movement of legs like the Jailhouse Buggers and some have die subtle flash like the Lightin™ Buggers. All are indispensable & have die smoodi enticing rear wiggle.

Wooly Buggers

Brown - WOOLBR
White - WOOLWH
Sizes 6,8,10 & 12


Black - FLBGBK
Brown - FLBGBN
Olive - FLB60L
Sizes 6,8,10 & 12

Beadhead Flashbuggers™

Black - BHWBBK
Olive - BHWBOL
Sizes 6, 8,10 & 12

Jailhouse Buggers™

Barred Brown - JHBBBN
Barred Olive - JHBBOL
Barred Baitfish- JHBBBF
Size 6,8 & 10

Prince of Buggers™

Grizzly - POBGRZ
Olive - POBOLV
Black - POBBLK
Brown - POBBRN
Sizes 4,6 & 8
Baby Buggers™

Black - BMWBBK
Brown - BMWBBN
Dark Olive - BMWBOL
Chartreuse - BMWBCH NEW
Sizes 10,12,14 & 16

Lightnin'™ Buggers

Flameout - CHLBFO
Nitemare - CHLBNM
Purple - CHLBPB
Sizes 4, 6 & 8

Beadhead Lite-Brite™
Wooly Buggers

Copper/Pearl - LBWBCP
Black/Grizzly - LBWBLK
Black/Blue - LBWBLU
Brown/Brown - LBWBRN
Black/Cerise - LBWCER Olive/Dark Olive - LBWOLV


a lot to offer any serious angler that knows how deadly a property fished streamer is. Our original Conehead ZuddlerTM has been copied far and wide just like our Lite Brite™ Zonkers. Simply put we know how to make streamers...and we know how to make them effective.

Luke's Rattle Bunnies™

All Black - JLRBAB Chartreuse/White - JLRBCW Olive/White - JLRBOW Red/Yellow-JLRBRY Size 2

Conehead Marabou Zuddler™

Black CHMZBK Sculpin - CHMZSP White - CHMZWH Size 4 & 6

Overley's Bass Grabbits™

Black/Chartreuse 0VB6BC Baitfish/Nickel - 0VBGBN Chartreuse/Black - 0VB6CB Olive/Gold - 0VBG0G Size 2
Double Bunnies™

Black/Chartreuse DBUNBC Black/White - DBUNBW Natural/Tan DBUNNT Olive/White - DBUNOW Sizes 2 & 6

Deadhead Lite Brite™ Zonker

White/Pearl LBZPRL Chartreuse - LBZCHR Black/Purple - LBZBLK Olive/Dark Olive - LBZOLV Brown/Copper - LBZBRN Sizes 4 & 6

Conehead Zuddlers™

Black-ZUDBLK Brown - ZUDBRN Olive - ZUDOLV Yellow - ZUDYEL Sculpin • ZUDSCU White - ZUDWHT Sizes 4,6,8& 10

Marabou Muddler Minnow

Marabou Muddler Black-MARMUD White - MARWHI Yellow - MARYEL

Sizes 6, 8 & 10

Muddler Minnow

Muddler Minnow MUDMIN Weighted - MUDW6T Sizes 4,6,8 8(10

Streamers & Eggs

Mike's Epoxy Zonkers™

Olive/Pearl - EXZOLV White/Pearl - EXZWHT Black/Silver - EXZBLK Sizes 4 & 6

Strung-Out in the Mud™ DFSMUD Size 6

Strung-Out with AL™

DFALEN Size 10

Alevins Orange Egg

- ALEORN Peach Egg - ALEPCH Size 8

Epoxy Mini Minnows Grey/White - EXMMGY Olive/White - EXMMOL Chartreuse/White - EXMMCH

Sizes 1/0, 2,6 & 8

Baitfish Minnows Gold- BAITGS Shad - BAITSH Silver Shiner -

BAITSS Sizes 6 &8

Lite Brite™ Minnows Silver Shiner - LBMSHN Gold Shiner LBMGLD Baby Bass - LBMBAS Rainbow LBMBOW Size 4,6 & 8

Bass Blastin' Moal™

Black/Chart - DFBMBC Olive/Orange - DFBMOO Brown/Orange - DFBMBO Size 2

Egg Patterns

Clown Egg BOZEGG Sizes 6, 8,10,12 & 14

Soft Gummy Eggs™ Chartreuse - YGECHR Orange - YGEORN Pink -YGEPNK Red - YGERED Size 6

Hot Egg Chartreuse GLEGCH Peach - GLEGPE Pink - GLEGPN Sizes 10 & 14

Fish Emission™ Oregon Cheese - FEMORE Transparent Pink - FEMPNK Salmon Egg FEMSAL Sizes 6 & 10

Glo Bugs Oregon Cheese/Flame - YEGGCS Steelhead Orange/Flame - YEGGOR Shrimp Pink/Cheese - YEGG PC Chartreuse/Flame - YEGGCF Flame/Steelhead Orange - YEGGFO Cream/Steelhead Orange - YEGGCO Sizes 6,8,10,12 & 14

Sucker Spawn Cream - JRSSCR Orange- JRSSOR Pink - JRSSPK Salmon - JRSSSM Sizes 12,14 & 16

Fat Albert™ Flame/Pink - DFFAFP Orange/Chartreuse - DFFAOC Orange/Salmon - DFFAOS Size 1/0

Un-Real™ Eggs Fluorescent Flame - UREFLM Fluorescent Orange - UREFOR Fluorescent Pink - UREPNK Sizes 6 & 10

Saltwater Flies

Pop's Bucktail Deceivers

Chartreuse/White - BPBDCW
Red/White - BPBDRW
Size 2/0

Pop's Big Poppy (Bangers)

Chartreuse - BPBNGC
Silver - BPBNGS
Size 2/0

Pop's Jiggies

Chartreuse/White - BPJIGC
Grey/White - BPJIGG
Olive/White - BPJIGO
Tan/White - BPJIGT
Size 1

Pop's Jiggy Shrimp

Size 2

Bob Popovics is an east coast legend. His exploits as an angler, tyer, and flyfishing instructor are well documented. His creative patterns are the results of years of countless hours testing and refining his flies. He has literally pushed the limits and expanded the scope of tying as we know it. Perhaps the biggest compliment to Bob can be seen in the remarkable number of tvers who have been influenced by his designs and techniques. Bob and his wife Alexis live in New Jersey where they own and operate The Shady Rest restaurant and rose garden in Bayville. Spirit River is thrilled to offer the flies that have been the gold standard for Stripers, Bluefish, Bonito, Tuna, and many others.

Steelhead & Salmon Flies

All Flies designed for big mean monster size fish found from Alaska to the Great lakes. Their reputation speaks volumes from Coast to Coast.

Steelhead Series

You know these come from the land of the Umpqua where steelhead flys are put to the test over and over. We take extra time insuring the latest patterns and updated materials. Our heads are small and look like they have been coated in glass.

Steelhead Flies

Freight Train - FTRAIN

Skunk - SKUNKK
Green Butt Skunk - SKUNKG
Sizes 2,4 & 6

Black Gordon - GORDON
Purple Peril - PPERIL

Skykomish Sunrise - SKYK0M
Sizes 2.4 & 6

Winters Hope - WINTER

Sizes 2 & 4

Pink Alaskabou - ALASPK
Purple Alaskabou - ALASPR

Sizes 2/0 & 4

Steelhead & Salmon

Otis Bug

Copper/Gold/Black - OTISCG Hot Head - OTISHH Size 6

Emission-Kissin'™ Otis Bugger™

Black Flame - ESOBKF Midnight Flame - ESOMNR Size 6

Tung Tickler™

Black Stone TTIKBS Hot Orange - TTIKHO Hot Pink - TTIKHP Peacock - TTIKPS Size 6

Great Lakes Caddis Larva

Chartreuse - GLCADC Green - GLCADG Size 6,8& 10


Nite-Mare - STBLNM
Pink Casino - STBLPC
Peppermint Twist - STBLTW Sizes 1/0 & 4

Articulated Ultra Wog™

Chartreuse - ULTWCH
Light Pink - ULTWLP White ULTWHT Size 2

Flesh Fly

Flesh Fly - FLESHF
Sizes 4 & 8

Kenai Candy™

Flesh - JHKCCS
Sizes 2,4 & 6

Bass/Warmwater Flies

Bass and Panfish patterns are rated aggressive because they agitate, antagonize and otherwise entice heart pounding strikes. Our properly engineered patterns are sturdy and will take the pounding.

Magnum Prince™

Copper - MAGCOP Peacock - MAGPEA Sizes 6,8 & 10

Tunghead™ Flash-Bak™ Steelhead P.T.

THFBPT Sizes 6, 8& 10


Hex Sparrow - GLHEXS Sizes 6,8 & 10 B.H. Sparrow/Olive - GLBSOL Sizes 6 & 8

Simple Stone Nymph

Beadhead - GLBSSB Sizes 8,10 & 12 Standard - GLSSFN Sizes 10 & 12


Chartreuse - FBABCH Olive - FBABOL Purple - FBABPU Size 2/0
Oscars Hex

Oscars Hex GLOHEX Sizes 6 & 8

Fox's Mudbugs™

Chocolate Brown FSMBBN Olive - FSMBOL Size 4

Luke's Bass Candy™

Black -JLBSBK Crawfish Orange - JLBSCO White - JLBSWH Size 1/0

Bass and Warmwater Flies

Carp are fast becoming the popular freshwater bonefish. We do know they are ugly, big and really fun to tie into. Jon Luke has mastered the patterns that now take hundreds of the biggest Carp anywhere in any type of situation. Bass have a place in most serious anglers hearts and are a hoot to catch on a popper.

Pro-Tec Poppers™

Black - POPBLK
Chartreuse - POPCHR
Pearl - POPPRL
Yellow - POPYEL
Sizes 6 & 10

Pro-Tec Sliders™

Chartreuse - SLICHR
Pearl - SLIPRL
Yellow - SLIYEL
Sizes 6 & 10

Performance Poppers™

Yellow/Black - PERPYL
Pearl White/Black - PERPWH
Black/Silver - PERPBK
Fire Tiger - PERPFT
Sizes 6 & 10

Performance Pencil Poppers™

Trout - PPPTRT
Red/White - PPPRED
Red/Yellow- PPPRYL
Silver Side Minnow - PPPSSM
Fire Tiger PPPFIR
Sizes 2/0 & 2

Small Fry™

Silver - SMFSIL Olive - SMFOLV Chartreuse - SMFCHR Size 6

'Ultra' Foam-Tec Poppers™

Black/Red - UFTPBR Fire Tiger - UFTPFT Frog Green - UFTPFC Purple/Red - UFTPPR Sizes 6 & 10

'Ultra' Foam-Tec Bubble Divers™

Black/Red - UFBDBR Frog - UFBDFR Fire Tiger - UFBDFT Sizes 6 & 10

Mini Ultra Popper™

Black - MNPOPB Green - MNPOPG Red - MNPOPR Yellow-MNP0PY Size 10

Warmwater/Saltwater flies

A guy once told us - If you and Crazy Charlie want to Snake a Small Fry around
hoping to Deceive some Half & Half EZ Prey™ then try Rattlin your Shrimp
or tickling your MOAL Rhoid™. The guys at the lodge will think your Numero Uno.
We are not so sure we believe him but the flies he mentions are sturdy and reliable.

Luke's Carp Candy™

Black- JLCCBK Olive -JLCCOL Crayfish Orange - JLCCOR Tan - JLCCTN Size 6

Luke's Carp Craw™

Orange- JLCROR Grey- JLCRGR Size 6

Luke's Carp Urchin™

Black- JLCUBK Olive/Black - JLCUOB Orange/Black - JLCUOR Size 6

Luke's Shellback Carp Bug™

Brown - JLSBCB Size 6

Quad Generation™

Anchovy - DHTGAN Dorado - DHTGDO Mackeral - DHTGMK Sardine - DHTGSD Squid - DHTGSQ Size 4/0

Rattlin' Bait™

Bleedin' Bluegill - DHRBBB Bluegill - DHRBGL Shad - DHRBSH Size 2/0

Saltwater Pearly Poppers

Red/White - PRLPRW Green/White - PRLPGW Blue/White - PRLPBW Peacock - PRLPPK Size 2/0 & 2


Cockroach - DECCOC Green/White - DECGWH Blue/White - DECWHB Chartreuse/White - DECCHR White - DECWHT Sizes 2/0 & 2

SaltWater flies

Fishy's Bonefishy™ Fly

Pink - FFBFPK Sizes 4 & 6

Crazy Charlies (Bead Chain Eyes)

Brown - CRAZBN Gold - CRAZGD Pink - CRAZPK White - CRAZWH Tan -CRAZTN Sizes 4,6 & 8

Calftail Deep Minnow™

Chartreuse/White - DHDMCH Olive/White DHDMOL Pink/White - DHDMPK Tan/White - DHDMTN Sizes 4 & 6

Bonefish Shrimp

Beadchain Pink - BCBSPK Beadchain Tan - BCBSTN Dazl-Eye Pink - DEBSPK Dazl-Eye Tan - DEBSTN Sizes 2,4 & 6


Del s Permit Crab - PERMIT Size 2 Raghead Crab Tan -RAGTAN Brown - RAGBRN Size 2,4& 6

Super Male Shrimp™

Pink - DFBSPK Sizes 4 & 6

Rattlin' Shrimp

Chartreuse - RTSHCH Gold - RTSHGD Tan -RTSHTN Size 2


Beadchain - GOTCHB Dazl-Eye - GOTCHD Sizes 2,4 & 6

Keel Head™ BC
Deep Minnow

Olive/Chartreuse- JMINOC
Grey/White-JMINGW Size 2/0
The Keel Head™minnows are tied on Spirit River's 60° keel hooks, which act as a keel to keep them straight and on line. However, give them a strip and watch the jig hook go to work, dancing up and down, side to side! Surf Slashers
(Crease Flies)

Black/White - CFLYBK
Blue/White - CFLYBU
Olive/White - CFLYOL
Size 1/0

Keel Head™

Olive/White - JNHOLW
Grey/White-JNHGRW Size 2/0

The Keel Head™minnows are tied on Spirit River's 60° keel hooks, which
act as a keel to keep them straight and on line. However, give them a strip
and watch the jig hook go to work, dancing up and down, side to side!

Value Bug Packs

The word value is one we take seriously because that it is exactly what you get with these amazing assortments. Just look at the time and energy we
put into each and every pack. Then look at the price. Designed for counter top flash sales or they can be hung in key display areas. Each assortment is hand picked and made special from our excess inventory. So assortments &
patterns will vary. Of course this gives the customer the ability to pick and choose the selection thay they prefer. There is many times an angler will want
to try something neat and new and not pay a arm and a leg for it. These are just the ticket. In addition many of the flies are signature patterns. There is no bigger bang for your buck than right here.

Value Bug Packs

The word value is one we take seriously because that it is exactly what you get with these amazing assortments. Just look at the time and energy we
put into each and every pack. Then look at the price. Designed for counter top flash sales or they can be hung in key display areas.
Each assortment is hand picked and made special from our excess inventory. So assortments & patterns will vary. Of course this gives the customer the ability to pick and choose the selection thay they prefer. There is many times an angler will want to try something neat and new and not pay a arm and a leg for it. These are just the ticket. In addition many of the flies are signature patterns. There is no
bigger bang for your buck than right here.

for contacts/source:

17537 North Umpqua Highway

Roseburg, Oregon 97470

Toll Free Tel (800) 444-6916


Enrico Puglisi Flies

SuperFly TM

As internationally respected Superfly International Inc. Company based in of North
America started more than 25 years ago with a good idea and a passion for fly tying in a small basement hobby room. Today, Company is leading distributor and manufacturer of fly fishing,innovative and effective new and fly tying products include one of the largest selections of fly tying tools and materials, fly rods, fly reels tippet materials and lines.


Superfly International Inc.
11233 120 Street Edmonton, AB. CANADA T5G 2X9
Phone: 780-455-6265 Fax: 780.451.2846

Fulling Mill

PROBABLY One OF THE BEST FLIES IN THE WORLD, all come in total reliability and premium quality, and the widest possible flies choice. You get 100% of all that when you buy any Fulling Mill flies , and you get a 100% guarantee on every single fly this Company tie.

Ghillies Fly-shop

Why tie your own flies?

Learning to tie your own flies can be one of the most rewarding fly-fishing related
experiences you can have. Imagine opening your fly box and choosing the right fly
for the situation and having more than one to get you through the hatch. With the
ability to adjust to colors and sizes, the amount of flies you carry will be limited
only by your time at the vise and the size of your fly box. So come and get started
tying flies with the best core basics to help you get off to a smart start. All tools
and materials will be provided. All classes use HD video. Please call to sign up.


The New Fly Fishing pattern

/ Caddis hatches

The New Electric Caddis Pupa

This is a fairly new pattern I came up with using the Ultrawire - Stretch Tubing combo, to give the fly a translucent effect. Ssizes and Colors can be changed to imitate various Caddis hatches here in North US.

This fairly realistic Caddis hatches - pattern plays upon the translucent characteristics of an emerging Grannom Caddis Pupa's color and abdomen, which is bright Green/Chartreuse when under water. It's an easy pattern to tie and very durable.

Way's to fish this fly are during a full blown Caddis hatch, as a dropper , as a searching pattern in a tandem nymph rig and use on the swing to imitate an emerging insect.

Fly fishing point

With longstanding passion for fly fishing Fly fishing point Company offers a quality One-stop resource to provide for your unique fly fishing and anglers needs. Company focused on quality over quantity, and as such it is our conscious decision to offer only those flies, products,acessories and services which we can confidently stand behind.

Company offers a huge range of flies include: Fulling Mill Tactical Series, Blobs
Bloodworms,Buzzers,Carp Flies,Dry Flies, Black Woolly Bugger, Tinsel Town,
Emergers & Suspenders, Lures, 1,84 CHFBuy,Black Hare’s Ear,Oliver Edwards Small Black Stonefly Nymph and much more.

Fly tying company

BigR Fly Shop
Farm Store Fly Fishing

Denver stays on the vise for this month's Creature Classis to tie the Goddard Caddis. For this version, he uses a darker orange coloration for autumn. This very productive dry fly pattern incorporates deer hair and saddle hackle which allows it to ride high on the water surface.

Size 14 Tiemco TMC100
Size 14 Whiting 100's Saddle Hackle
Schlappen Feather Stem
Black 70 Ultra Thread
Orange Deer Dody
Peacock Hurl

Salmon Fly

Many people tend to just sweep their problems away that these same issues can apply to situations on the river. Anglers sweep their fishing problems away on the river by moving to a different spot.

They never truly face the challenge of catching that rising trout fish just out of reach or trying something different to get that fish you know is there, but won't take your offering.

When we arrive at the river, we arrive with many tools to face these challenges: boxes of different fly flies, rods, longer rods, reels etc.

Most fly fishermen know how to overhead cast , but what about spey cast?

Mayfly patterns

Mayfly patterns drainage are used to catch trout around the world. Mayflies give fly fishing anglers the opportunity to imitate a number of different stages of an aquatic insect's life cycle, be it emerger,larva, spinner and adult.

The role that mayflies play in contemporary fly fishing is even more pronounced.

Pick up any magazine, book, magazine, or DVD dealing with trout fishing, and you will almost certainly find different type mayflies. Mayflies...

Dry fly fishing for Trout and mayflies

Dry fly fishing is both action and challenging ...To know more about: Dry fly fishing factors, Natural drift, How to make a better selection of the mayfly, Mayfly spinner pattern and the leader.

Imitating Moths

learn how to teach bass to acquire a taste for moths

The larvae, caterpillars and worms, are usually more brightly marked than the adults, the vast majority of which are quite small and rather drab. Grays and browns seem to dominate. I will treat the large, brightly-colored fly species separately in this discussion, since they are represented by bass bugs rather than dry flies.

Thousands of species of Lepidoptera, a few of them aquatic, make their home in every kind of habitat. The woods are full of them, and a couple of sweeps of the collecting net in any grassland habitat will nearly always yield a little moth or two.

When a moth first makes contact with the water, the wings are still dry and it flaps them wildly in an effort to free its legs and body, making considerable lateral headway in the process. It is during this brief struggle that bluegill are most likely to take it. After a few moments it loses the battle, succumbs to the death grip of the surface film, and drifts lifeless, and usually unmolested.

The MACRO Dry Flies

The big, colorful moths

Big moths differ from their smaller cousins in that they tend to stay alive longer on the water. Even when their wings get wet, the larger species still continue to tremble for awhile, so a discreet retrieve is appropriate. The very earliest floating bass flies sought to imitate moths, and there are a number of tying options

You don't want to swim it, but just try to make it quiver. You know that's a lot easier said than done. Perhaps some large version of Hewitt's Spider Skater might do a better job with these big moths, but it's not as much fun to tie.
There are four species of Saturniidae, giant silkworm moths, that are common in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

There are a number of other large, bright moths, but these should keep you busy at the vise for awhile. You will find photographs of them :

Io Moth - Yellow wings and body with bands of red and orange and black spots. Wingspan to 75mm. Mostly arboreal. Favorite food is wild cherry. The green larva stings.

Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus). Brown with yellow and black spots. Wingspan to 140 mm. Arboreal. Favorite trees include elm, hickory, and maple.

Cecropia moth (Hyalophora ceropia). Red/orange body with gray wings marked with white and red. Wingspan to 150mm. Arboreal. Found around ash, wild cherry, willow, elm, and many other trees. Caterpillar is rather polyphagous as larvae go.

Luna moth (Actias luna). Pale green with purple margins and distinct black/white spots on the wings. Wings have long tails. Arboreal. Favorite food is hickory. It is abundant around my waters, but considered an endangered species.

Regal Moth (Citheronia regalis). Striking red, orange, yellow, and gray insect with a wingspan of 150mm. Arboreal, mostly on hickory. Common on my waters.

Small moth imitation

A small moth imitation is always a good searching pattern. They are utterly ubiquitous. It is rare to see large numbers of adults, or anything resembling a hatch, but they are around all summer and commonly get trapped on the water.

The Bivisible

The Bivisible allows you to effectively mimic the death struggle by skittering the fly across the surface - not in long sweeps of the rod tip, but just a foot.

In this case, the straight line technique doesn't apply. Bass often find this irresistible too, even with a small fly. As Hewitt pointed out, a little breeze from the right direction can be helpful here in manipulating the fly.

The brown and grizzly Bivisible is universally effective for thousands of species. Alternate the hackles - one brown, one grizzly, one brown.

The angler must simulate the fluttering movement of the newly-trapped insect and used his Spider Skater (on photo above) to mimic moths and butterflies. Hewitt's Bivisible (on photo below), however, is another good pattern for small moths.

The Theory of fly Fishing (patterns) design

What makes famous might make you a better fisherman

A number of patterns have developed over the last hundred years or so, which, through well practiced trial and error, have come to be accepted as good fish catching patterns. Some of these are purely attractors, and as such, can be tried at any time or place with some chance of success. Others however fit what I call the 'Cartoon Theory' of fly design, that is, they don't look exactly like things they are intended to imitate but have the factors that make the fish recognize them as certain food items.

Just as children will watch a cartoon in preference to a documentary, so fish seem to prefer these flies to more precise imitations.

When fished near reeds, drop off zones, between fast rips and back eddies, etc., it works with great success. In other words, it succeeds hwen put where fish expect to see fry. Unlike many modern flies that have a few seasons in the water, the classics like Peter Ross was invented a century ago in Killin in Perthshire and has since caught thousands fo fry eating fish.

Another of these cartoon flies is the Loch Ordie, a deceptively simple fly in that it consists of ginger hackle wrapped down the shank with a single white hackle at the front. This fly is fished as a sedge imitator sized to match the naturals. Used in the evenings, or at night when fish are expecting to see sedges, and retrieved slowly, creating a small wake, it is unbelievably effective.

These patterns contain the same feeding triggers as the naturals. The Black Pennel has a silver rib for segmentation, black hen hackle for emerging legs, and orange in the tail to imitate blood pumping through translucent areas of the midge. The peacock spider has the iridescence of a beetle's back together with the black hackle legs. Note the use of hen hackles in the patterns described. Hen hackle gives the impression of natural motion to the legs of these flies.

When used in a well thought out manner, these flies and others can and do dramatically improve success rates. Tying and fishing with the design Theory in mind is a very effective way of fishing for most fly-caught species.

Flies, make a difference and coment - fun and photos

Fly Fishing for Carp, Perch and Chub - Tackle, Methods, Flies and Baits

Learn it:

The Guadalupe Armadillo Nymph by Ken Rupkalvis

Kuper's Flat Fish Streamer by Jim Kuper

Red Sunfish and Tying Instructions by Fly Fisher's John Van Zant

Rabbit strip flies by Steve's Slitherer

Flexo Surf Minnow and characteristics of fly by Steve Flanagan

Fly Pattern Recipes: Catfish Fly,Fire Tiger Perch Bass fly, Chuck Scates Shrimp, East Cape Sardine, Epoxy Shrimp flies. materials and how to tie Instructions.

Step By Step Detailed Recipe and technique by different authors that can be used to create a number of different Fly patterns.

The Boomers - was developed to imitate of a variety of species of baitfish. Tying Procedure and Patterns.

Back Beach Fly Fisherman's Sand Eel Imitation, Detailed Recipe by Mike F.

Mushmouth pattern's effectiveness,and Tying Instructions by Mike Lettieri.

The "half a chicken" fly by Jeff Ganguly

The Defense Crab - Step By Step Instructions and Fly Recipe by Rich M.

Snake fly - Detailed Fly Recipe by Jeff Smith

Jiggys, Clousers, Snakes and Assorted Sandeel Flies by L. Schechter

Mike F. Shows us how to make & Recipe, the ropes in building braidedloops.

The RM Soft Short. How to make imitation of a molting juvenile American Lobster by Rich M.

A Talk About Fly Fishing for Tuna. Tom T. Story

The lines of a a "Blue Chew" or Flashy Profile Fly. Mike Lettieri Shows us how to make the Toupee fly.

Crease Flies. The introduction by Tom Sheehy plus Step Flytying

Damselfly and Dragonfly Nymphs - fishing a nymph. f

ree-fall technique, the rules and tips