One of those confidence patterns that you can bring almost anywhere you're fishing and have success, the Bread and Butter Nymph is an effective jig-style nymph. While the Bread and Butter Nymph doesn't look exactly like any one specific food source, it's a reliable pattern whether you're matching mayflies, caddis, crustaceans, or just want a solid attractor.
The Carpet Bug is a buggy fly that imitates scud and sowbugs. Taking inspiration from the popular Ray Charles pattern, the Carpet Bug is a great choice when fishing limestone and tailwater systems. Still, you can fish it successfully anywhere these freshwater crustaceans are found. This fly can be tied in almost any size or color to match what's in your water.
While tricos are one of the tiniest mayflies there is, they form massive clouds and trout suck them down almost every morning from the end of summer until things cool down in the fall. This trico spinner carries a very natural profile and is quite easy to tie
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Bunker, herring, and more, the Mega Mushmouth makes matching large baits easy. Tie this fly in any color combos that you can come up with and fish the Mega Mushmouth with confidence whether you're on a New England beach during the fall run or fishing a deep drop miles offshore.
A go-to dry fly from spring through fall, this Parachute Ant just plain works. Ants are a common source of calories and one of those things that trout feed on from spring through the fall, and this Parachute Ant has a realistic silhouette that does an excellent job at matching the hatch
Designed for fishing the tough flats of Seychelles, James' Sand Prawn will catch anything from fast bonefish to shy permit. With a keeling weight and weedguard, this fly gets down while preventing snags. Tie it in any color or size to match those around you, you can rely on this fly whether you're in a tropical flat, a muddy tidal river in the northeast, or a dock light in Florida.
Originally designed to imitate hellgramite larva, this fly was used to catch smallmouth bass in Pennsylvania's large rivers. However, since it was created in 1967, the Wooly Bugger has caught many different species in fresh and saltwater. The Wooly Bugger is a fly that you can tie in almost any color or color scheme that you can drum up, and whether you're after bass, trout, pike, or even snook, this fly always seems to produce.
The Fur Ant is a simple yet effective pattern and is one of our favorite flies for Maine's wood choked brook trout streams. The Fur Ant is a fantastic late summer option when nothing seems to be hatching, but fish are still looking up. It floats well in faster-moving water but lands softer than foam terrestrials, making it a great choice in low water.
A large-profile fly, you can adapt this GT Brush Fly to fit any color scheme you like, and while it was tied with trevally in mind, it's a pattern that you can effectively throw for any apex predator ranging from striped bass, bluefish, snook, tarpon, musky, and more.