The Pink Hot Spot Jig is tied on Fulling Mill's razor sharp, 50 degree jig force hook which lets this fly ride hook up on the bottom. It features a pheasant tail body, copper rib, and a hot spot in the thorax made from UV shrimp pink Ice Dub. This is a great general attractor pattern, and also doubles as a slim-profile mayfly nymph.$2.25 Select options
This emerging pheasant tail nymph is a favorite of ours on the Madison. Tied on a curved hook to imitate an emerging mayfly nymph, Trina's bubble back emerger is absolutely deadly before and during an mayfly hatch. Color: Pheasant Tail. Available in sizes 14-18.$2.25 Select options
Galloup's beadhead sunk spinner imitates the drowned mayfly dun or spinner. Without a doubt, sunk spinners are the most overlooked stage of insects in all of fly fishing despite the fact that they can be one of the most important. Whether you fish this fly just under the surface or right on the bottom, the sunk spinner will dramatically increase your hook ups when fished during a mayfly hatch or spinner fall. Kelly added a beadhead to his original sunk spinner so that it could easily break the water's surface when dropped off of a dry fly. This is a very versatile pattern, and the sunk spinner can be used as a mayfly or caddis emerger as well. Galloup's beadhead sunk spinner is available in PMD, olive, and rusty. Sizes 16 - 20.$2.25 Select options
Galloup's sunk spinner imitates the drowned mayfly dun or spinner. Without a doubt, sunk spinners are the most overlooked stage of insects in all of fly fishing despite the fact that they can be one of the most important. Whether you fish this fly just under the surface or right on the bottom, the sunk spinner will dramatically increase your hook ups when fished during a mayfly hatch or spinner fall. This is a very versatile pattern as well, and the sunk spinner works great as a mayfly or caddis emerger.$2.25 Select options
The Telico Nymph was created in the smoky mountains of eastern Tennessee somewhere around 1927, and has remained a southern staple for close to ninety years. This pattern doesn't seem to imitate anything in particular, but trout seem to love it nonetheless. We typically do best on this fly from mid May through the first week in July on the Madison, which suggests that they take it for a yellow sally nymph amongst other things. Whatever they take it for, the telico nymph has been one of our best kept secrets in the shop for years now and it will probably prove equally as effective on your home waters. Size 14.$2.25 Add to cart
There aren't too many nymphs that will out-fish a hares ear. What I noticed with all commercially tied hares ears was that they were tied way too bulky-- tails too thick and too low of a wing case. There aren't too many nymphs that will out-fish a hares ear. What I noticed with all commercially tied hares ears was that they were tied way too bulky-- tails too thick and too low of a wing case. The Galloup's Hares Ear is tied to look more like the living mayfly nymph. This fly features tails of partridge hackle, picked out hare's mask for a body, and a peacock wing case (maybe the most important part of the fly and which is rarely used). You won't find a better Hares Ear tied commercially anywhere.$2.25 Select options
What can you say about Mike Mercer's Micro Mayfly that hasn't been said before? This is just one of those bugs that you have to have a couple different sizes and colors of at all times. The olive micro mayfly has been one of our most consistent baetis patterns for years now. Available in Size 16-20.$2.25 Select options
This PMD emerger is tied on a size 20 3x long nymph hook, so the actual size is closer to an 18. It features a clear glass bead that imitates the air bubble that's formed when the adult PMD is breaking through its exoskeleton, can be used as a dropper or nymphed right along the bottom. Size 20.
The Bloody Mary has been a great searching pattern for us on the Madison over the last several seasons, and we would classify it as more of a cross-dresser rather than a pattern that is meant to imitate a certain type of insect. It features a pair of goose biots for the tail, a body wrapped with red floss body with a peacock rib, and a few turns of hen hackle in the thorax.$2.25 Select options
Whether you use this deadly little mayfly nymph as a searching pattern or in trying to imitate clingers or crawlers, the Anato-May does it all. We use the hare's ear variation for Epeorus and PMD nymphs on the Madison. Morrish's hare's ear Anato-May is available in sizes 16-18.$2.25 Select options
The lightning bug was created by Larry Graham of Kirkland, Washington, and has proved to be one of the best attractor nymphs in the country since its inception in 1992. This is one of those nymphs that you just got to have in at least a couple different colors and sizes before heading out on the water. We use lightning bugs all year round, and the purple variation is absolutely deadly during runoff on the Madison. Colors: purple, silver, gold, and red. Available in Size 14-18.$2.25 Select options
This soft hackle features a pale yellow biot body and a clear iridescent bead for the thorax. We have had good success fishing this fly in the surface film during a PMD emergence and it also doubles as a great Eperous emerger. Size 14-16.
Davie's evil weevil is a great general mayfly emerger, and one that we fish with confidence throughout the Madison river. The Ice variation of this pattern is a great attractor pattern during late summer, and we have also had a lot of success fishing it when the water is high and murky. Available in size 16.$2.25 Select options
Kingrey's callibaetis nymph is a real sleeper in our bins, and tends to get over-shadowed by Denny Rickards and Kelly's callibaetis nymphs. However, it has more than proven itself on every lake we've taken it to, and we see no reason why it shouldn't work on a piece of water near you. Available in sizes 14-16$2.25 Select options
The Prince Albert comes from our good buddy Doug Pauline out of Ennis, MT. The size 10 version of this fly has been one of our top trailers for streamers over the last three years. Fish the smaller sizes for a great attractor pattern. Available in Size 10, 16,18.$2.25 Select options
Hogan's drifter was designed to be fished in slow moving water and back eddies where gobs of bugs tend to accumulate. Here's what the fly designer Hogan Brown has to say about this pattern. " A lot of times I run into fish slurping bugs in flats, scum lines, bubble lines, and slow meandering seams. I arrived at the conclusion that they are just picking at whatever is drifting by. Kinda like hanging at the hors d’oeuvres table and cherry picking the good stuff. I came up with this fly to drop off a dry fly or under a small indicator with no weight and drift right under the surface to imitate anything from caddis pupa, emerging mayflies, stillborn caddis or mayflies…really anything small that gets swirled around in these scum lines. The fly has great movement and can imitate any small bug." Hogan's drifter is available in size 18.
Trina's montana prince is a hybrid of the copper john and the rubber leg prince nymph. It features a brown and copper wire body, hares ear thorax, white goose boots, and two pairs of spanflex legs. This is a great general attractor as well as an effective small stonefly imitation. Color: Copper. Size 16.$2.25 Add to cart
There is not much that will out-fish a hares ear. What I noticed with all commercially tied hares ears was that they were tied way too bulky-- tails too thick and too low of a wing case. The Galloup's beadhead hares ear is tied to look more like the living mayfly nymph. This fly features tails of partridge hackle, picked out hares mask for a body, and a peacock wing case-- Maybe the most important part of the fly and which is rarely used. You won't find a better hares ear tied commercially anywhere.$2.25 Select options
The prince nymph is one of the best searching patterns ever created. One of the most impressive things about this fly is that trout continue to eat it despite having seen it untold times. Available in Sizes 12-18. We also carry the prince nymph in a beadhead version.$2.25 Select options
The Arizona Prince is yet another spin on one of the most effective attractor style flies on the planet-- The Prince Nymph. Clark "Cheech" Pierce came up with this pattern a number of years ago, and it has been a very productive attractor pattern for us on the Madison, and seems to work extremely well as a yellow sally nymph as well. Color: Tan. Available in sizes 14-16.$2.25 Select options
The jig bugger is another modern twist on the wooly bugger that is tied on a 90 degree jig hook. This allows the fly to ride hook-up when nymphed along the bottom of the river, but it is just as effective when stripped or hung under a suspension system when fishing stillwaters. It features a grizzly marabou tail, hare's ear body, and just the right amount of hungarian partridge palmered in behind the bead. This was a very productive fly for us on hegben and quake lakes last summer, and can be used to imitate damsels, small leeches, and even small fry. The jig bugger is available in size 12 in olive or natural colors.$2.75 Select options
The fly formerly known as prince features a new twist on an old standby. The only difference between this pattern and a standard beadhead prince nymph is the wing, which replaces traditional goose biots with that of holographic tinsel. The fly formerly known as prince has been a life saver for us on those days when fish don't seem to be eating anything in particular, and is one of our favorite attractor nymphs on the Madison. Available in size 16.$2.25 Select options
A great PMD nymph. The creator, Hogan Brown has this to say about the fly: "I came up with this fly because I needed a slim profile mayfly to imitate baetis and other mayflies that I encountered while fishing my local tail waters. Most commercially tied mayfly nymphs are too fat to accurately imitate the natural. They are over dressed most commonly in the thorax. The critical success factors for the S & M Nymph is its thin abdomen and its two-tone thorax. The natural mayfly is trim! Furthermore, the wing case on the natural is a different color than the thorax, usually a little darker. Most small mayflies are darker on top than they are underneath and I designed the wing case of this fly to imitate that. I fish this fly under an indicator or as a dropper off of a dry fly. I find fishing it in the riffles and flats prior to a hatch to be very effective. Because the fly is tied very thin this mayfly imitation will work in both spring creek and freestone situations."- Hogan Brown. Size 16$2.25 Read more