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  • blade runner hopper gold bottom blade runner hopper gold
    This bad boy has a wide platform that makes a beautiful splat when hammering grassy banks.  The white poly wing is easy for the angler to see, and the thick, two-tone foam body has plenty of buoyancy to suspend your favorite dropper.
  • keller's crane tan bottom keller's crane tan
    Kris Keller's Crane makes a great adult Cranefly imitation and it can be skated or dead-drifted with confidence on rivers where these giant insects are found.   Tan Size 10.
  • carpenter ant bottom carpenter ant
    Every Summer we get swarms of big Carpenter Ants and trout definitely take notice once they hit the water.  This simple parachute ant pattern is a great choice for imitating these insects, and is very easy to see. Size 12.
  • uv cinnamon parachute bottom uv cinnamon parachute
    Just a good old fashioned parachute pattern with one of our favorite colors of ice dub for the body.  The UV Cinnamon Parachute is a great general mayfly pattern as well as a great searching pattern.
  • carlson's purple craze bottom carlson's purple craze
    The Purple Craze is nearly identical to the infamous Purple Haze, but with two small differences.  The first is that the tail on this pattern is black deer hair as opposed to natural and the second is that the thorax is made from UV purple Ice Dub instead of straight Super Floss.  The body on this pattern tends to be a little skinnier than the purple haze as well, and there are days they will noticeably eat the Purple Craze better than its predecessor.
  • dornan's circus peanut bottom dornan's circus peanut
    Will Dornan's Circus Peanut is another tried-and-true foam chernobyl pattern that works great for stoneflies and terrestrials.
  • bloom's parachute spruce moth bottom bloom's parachute spruce moth
    Dave Bloom's Parachute Spruce Moth is a money bug during late summer when the spruce moths are out, and the pink parachute make it really easy to see.  Size 14.
  • The H&L Variant is a classic American dry fly with a pretty cool history.  R.C. Coffman of Colorado tied the first H and L Variant in the mid 50's, and apparently sold so many to President Eisenhower that he said he was able to buy a “house and a lot” (thus the “H” and “L”) on the Fryingpan River in Colorado.  Obviously he might have embellished that story just a bit, but the H&L Variant remains once of the classic Western Attractors of the 20th century and can also be a great general mayfly pattern too.
  • william's flying bee bottom william's flying bee
    Williams' Fly Bee is a good spent or fluttering wasp imitation and can be deadly during the months of August and September. Size 12
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    true wasp bottom true wasp
    The True Wasp looks like it literally flew right out of the nest and into the bins.  They don't get much more realistic than this, and bees & wasps are always a good choice during the last summer months.  Size 12.
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    j's damsel in distress j's damsel in distress top
    The Damsel in Distress is a great looking adult damsel fly with great proportions and is very easy to see.  Size 12
  • dornan's micro water walker peanut bottom dornan's micro water walker peanut
    Will Dornan's Micro Water Walker Peanut is identical to his popular Micro Gold Member pattern, but with a golden body instead of brown.  This is a great little attractor pattern but it also works well for yellow sallies as well.
  • cfo mini ant black cfo mini ant brown
    This fly comes to us from our good friend John Stenersen of Idaho Falls.  Simply put, this little ant pattern is absolutely deadly during the months of August and September and is quickly becoming one of our favorites in the shop.
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    We love fishing Craneflies during the summer, and they can be a day saver once the fish have seen every hopper, ant, and beetle imitation under the sun.  The Adult Crane features a foam body, hackle tip wings, and a beautiful set of knotted legs. Size 10.
  • amy's ant olive bottom amy's ant olive
    Amy's Ant was created by Jack Dennis on the Snake River system in Wyoming, and is just one of those foam bodied creations that got to have in your Western dry fly box.  We fish the larger version of this fly for golden and nocturnal stones on the Madison, but it can also be a great searching pattern during terrestrial season.  Available in size 8.
  • dornan's flying peanut bottom dornan's flying peanut
    Dornan's Flying Peanut is the smaller cousin of his Chubby Peanut and the only real difference is that it is tied on a Gamakatsu B10S hook rather than a 3x long nymph hook.  This has been a good attractor pattern for us during terrestrial season, but the size 16 version can also double as a good yellow sally adult when you darken up the foam body with a brown marker.
  • dornan's chubby peanut bottom dornan's chubby peanut
    Will Dornan's Chubby Peanut is a hybrid of his circus peanut dry fly and a traditional Chubby Chernobyl that works great as a golden stone imitation as well as a general attractor.  It features a dubbed underbody with a big piece of goldenrod foam and a light gray poly wing.  Available in size 10-12.
  • pav's cinnamon toast bottom pav's cinnamon toast
    The Cinnamon Toast is a new honey ant pattern from the guys over at Yellowstone Fly Goods that features a two-tone body with a small piece of razor foam pulled over the top to aid in flotation.  Add a couple pairs of barred rubber legs and a CDC wing and you've got a recipe for a killer ant pattern.
  • thunder thighs hopper tan bottom thunder thighs hopper pink
    The Thunder Thighs Hopper has made a big splash out West over the last several years, and has become a go-to pattern for our guide staff.  This foam hopper pattern features a realistic silhouette with near-perfect leg placement, and the poly wing and orange foam indicator makes it highly visible on the water.
  • nyman's cripple royal top nyman's cripple royal
    Rowan Nyman's Royal Wulff Cripple is a new twist on one of the most popular dry flies of the 20th century.  It features a z-lon shuck instead of traditional moose hair, and the wing is tied comparadun style with it angled slightly forward. This pattern is a staple attractor for our guide staff during the summer, and floats well in addition to being very easy to see.
  • dornan's micro gold member bottom dornan's micro gold member
    The micro gold member is a small foam creation from the mind of Will Dornan.  We have used these as attractors, terrestrials, and yellow sally imitations and the foam body and razor foam wing keep this fly floating like a cork throughout most of the day.
  • micro chubby royal bottom micro chubby golden
    Say hello to the chubby chernobyl's little brother.  The royal variation of this fly is a workhorse for us during terrestrial season on the Madison, and the golden version work great as a high floating yellow sally.
  • bloom's stealth ant red black bottom bloom's stealth ant red black
    Dave Bloom's stealth ant is very similar to his parachute flying ant, but with a splayed z-lon wing on the back with 3-4 strands of pearl midge flash on each side.  This pattern is tied to imitate a fluttering flying ant, but you can also cut the wing off to make it more of a standard adult.
  • bloom's parachute flying ant cinnamon bloom's parachute flying ant black
    Dave Bloom's Parachute Flying Ant is a simple but highly effective ant pattern that no terrestrial box should be without.
  • The Delektable Twisted Baby has been one of our top spruce moth imitations over the last five seasons, but it also works great for medium sized caddis as well.  It features a tan foam body, two pairs of rubber legs, and a MFC Etha-Wing underwing that accurately displays the silhouette of spruce moths and spent caddis.  The delektable twisted baby has an over-wing of white calf tail which aids in overall buoyancy and strike detection. Size: 16
  • The Trude was originally a wet fly created by Carter Harrison of Chicago, but he added a hair wing and a body of red carpet fiber as a joke during his stay at the Trude Ranch in Big Springs, Idaho in the summer of 1906 and it really took off from there.  Most trudes are now tied with a calf tail wing and golden pheasant tippet for the tail, but this pattern was really the first to spark a revolution in the hair wing style of dry flies.  Of all the variations, the royal trude seems to be the most popular, and we use it for to imitate caddis and ants as well as a general attractor.  The royal trude is still one of the most versatile attractors in the west, and we carry this time-tested pattern is sizes 14-16.
  • richter's scale spruce moth bottom jake's richter scale spruce moth
    Jake's richter scale spruce moth is another winner from Jake Chutz of Montana Fly Company.  This pattern is essentially a variation of an elk hair caddis, but with a UV tan dubbed body and a splayed underwing of white CDC.  This bug is absolutely deadly when the spruce moths hit the water during the late summer months in southwest Montana, and works great as an adult caddis imitation as well.  Available in size 14.
  • This fly was created by Dave Whitlock in the 1950's while he was trying to improve upon Joe's Hopper, which was one of the only commercial grasshopper imitations at that time. Dave noticed that the biggest problem with Joe's Hopper was its inability to float for long periods of time, in addition to its tendency to twist the leader.  His good friend and fly fishing legend Joe Brooks suggested that he fish a muddler minnow instead, which gave Dave the idea to combine the best of both worlds and Dave's Hopper was the end result.  Year after year, Dave's hopper continues to produce quality fish the world over, and has probably accounted for more fish than any other grasshopper imitation ever produced.
  • galloup's snow shoe hopper bottom galloup's snowshoe hopper
    Kelly originally tied this pattern to imitate small hoppers on the Madison, but it has proved equally as effective for larger caddis and also works incredibly well for spruce moths in late July and August.
  • deletable-flying-ant-black delektable flying ant
    The Delektable Flying Ant comes to us from Dan Delekta of Cameron, Montana.  Simply put, this has been one of the deadliest ant patterns on the Madison over the last five years and we don't see that changing anytime soon.
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    Humpy

    $2.50
    The Humpy is a true classic that has its origins in the American West somewhere in the 1940's.  The deer hair body and heavily hackled thorax make this an extremely buoyant general mayfly and attractor pattern that floats like a cork and still fools fish to this day.  Available in size 14.
  • The Renegade was developed by Taylor Williams back in the 1930's and has been a proven attractor throughout the country since its inception.  The Renegade fly is similar to the old Bi-Visible, but with peacock herl for the body in-between the hackle.  This is a great searching pattern during terrestrial time out West and is available in size 14-16.
  • Purple Haze Purple Haze fly
    The purple haze is one of the best dry flies in the west.  Trout engulf this fly without hesitation whether it's used as an attractor or a general mayfly pattern.
  • chubby chernobyl black purple chubby chernobyl royal
    The Chubby Chernobyl is a simple yet highly effective foam pattern that wreaks havoc on trout across the West.
  • taylor's fat albert taylor's fat albert fly pattern
    The Fat Albert was designed by Brent Taylor. I think he came up with this fly in Chile for those monster Cantaria beetles, but the trout like it just as well here in the states. Taylor's fat albert is one of our favorite foam patterns in the west during our terrestrial season, and one of our top producing nocturnal stonefly imitations.
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    swisher's pmx royal stone swisher's pmx stone royal
    This is essentially a Royal PMX, but with the addition of knotted rubberlegs and a pair of biots for the tail or cerci.