Galloup's goober sally is another offshoot of Kelly's goober caddis, and tied with the same slim proportions. It features a little darker body than most commercially tied yellow sally adults, 99% of which are tied with the same bright yellow body across the board. Truth be told, there are approximately 60 species of yellow sallies throughout the country and their actual body color can vary a great deal from species to species. The body color of the goober sally is right in the middle of the color spectrum, and one that we've found to be extremely effective around the waters of southwest Montana. Like the goober midge, this pattern features two strands of 1/69" lateral scale underneath the deer hair wing, which we've found to be a major trigger in imitating the fluttering wings of an adult insect. Available in size 16.
The zebra midge is a fly that needs little introduction, and can be found at just about any fly shop in the country. Its staggering ability to fool trout throughout the world, and the simplicity of the tie is what has made this midge pattern stand the test of time and we don't see that changing anytime soon. Thread, wire rib, and a bead on a hook may seem a little too easy to fool selective trout on rivers such as the Henry's Fork, Madison, Missouri, and the Bighorn, but every year the zebra midge continues to prove itself. This is a staple pattern for us during the months of spring and fall on the Madison, and it is always a good idea to carry multiple colors and sizes of this simple little pattern because they will definitely get on a specific color from time to time. All of our zebra midges are tied with a tungsten bead with the exception of the black/copper variation, which utilizes a brass bead with a copper finish.
This ain't your granddaddy's stonefly nymph. Davies' explosion stone features a tan underbody with golden stone dubbing in the thorax, but it's the pearlescent abdomen and wingcase that really makes this pattern explode underwater. Available in size 12.
This pattern is essentially a pat's rubber leg tied with variegated tinsel chenille, which gives the added effect of a little flash in the body and separates your bug from the competition. Available in Olive or Tan.