Another highly effective variation of the DOA series from Rowan Nyman, this Green Drake Cripple is a staple for us on the waters around SW Montana and Yellowstone National Park. To be clear, this is a Western Green Drake imitation which is considerably smaller than its Eastern cousin. It features a Z-Yarn trailing shuck, dubbed body, a few turns of olive grizzly hackle , and a synthetic dun colored wing. Available in size 12.
The Tungsten Bruised Baetis was a solid BWO emerger for us last season, and the color purple is always a great choice for any trout stream. The body of this fly is tied with midge tubing, and the thorax is dubbed with UV Purple Ice Dub.
The Beadhead Flashback Pheasant Tail is one of those time tested patterns that belongs in every angler's fly box. Along with the trusty Hare's Ear, this maybe one of the most effective nymph patterns ever developed.
Frank's Flashy has been a staple pattern for us whenever we encounter small, light-colored mayflies hatching on the river. This fly is a little small for an accurate representation of a true Pale Morning Dun, but it certainly seems to take care of business whenever we encounter similar looking mayflies in the 18 to 20 range. Available in size 18.