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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    carnage hopper bottom carnage hopper
    The Carnage Hopper is much like Rainy's Grand Hopper, but with a more tapered foam body and red rubber legs. It has been a staple hopper pattern in this shop for years, and one that our customers have done very well with on their home waters. Color: Tan. Available in sizes 8-12.
  • 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.
  • cheech's grumpy frumpy yellow bottom cheech's grumpy frumpy yellow
    Cheech's Grumpy Frumpy has been a great little attractor pattern on the Madison over the last few years. The yellow grumpy frumpy works wonders as a yellow sally imitation too. Color: Yellow, Purple, Peacock/Chartreuse. Available in size 16.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • galloup's ant acid fly brown bottom galloup's ant acid fly
    The Ant Acid is the most popular dry fly I have ever produced, and one that I fish with confidence everywhere I take it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Harrop's CDC Water Wasp is one of our favorite flying ant patterns on the Madison. Color: Honey. Available in Size 16.
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    Humpy

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    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.