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  • 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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    white cloud hopper peach bottom white cloud hopper peach
    The white cloud hopper is a beautiful, low-riding foam hopper with a very unique shade of peach for the belly. It also features a pair of under-wings that you can splay out to give the hopper a spent profile. Available in 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.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • swisher's royal pmx swisher's royal pmx
    Swisher's Royal PMX is one of our favorite attractor patterns on the Madison, and one that continues to produce year after year.
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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.
  • stimulator fly olive stimulator fly yellow
    The Stimulator a is a favorite for us on the Madison whether we are fishing stoneflies, caddis, or terrestrials. This has been a staple dry fly pattern in the boxes of untold amounts of anglers, and we see no reason that should change any time soon.  Colors: yellow, olive, and royal.
  • 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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    solitude crane fly solitude crane fly
    This is a crane fly fishes just as good as it looks.  We have had great luck on the solitude crane fly in late July and August, can it can be fished on the dead drift, skated, or submersed.  Available in Size 10.
  • A fly that needs no introduction, the Royal Wulff is still one of the best attractor style dry flies ever developed. Size: #14-16.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • rainy's hi viz grand hopper tan bottom rainy's hi viz grand hopper tan
    Rainy's grand hopper has been one of our most productive hopper patterns on the Madison for the last ten years. The foam body floats well, rides low, and gives a great hopper profile.
  • rainy's hi viz grand hopper flesh bottom rainy's hi viz grand hopper flesh
    There are times when grasshoppers turn this color during their molting process and get swept into the river.  While they could be taking this for a molting insect, our guess is that it has more do with showing the fish a little something different after they have seen a thousand other tan patterns pass overhead. Regardless of why they eat the flesh grand hopper, we wouldn't be caught dead without it during the months of August and September on the Madison.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • para wulff purple bottom para wulff purple
    The Purple Para Wulff is an excellent general mayfly and attractor pattern that has worked for our guides for years.
  • panty dropper hopper panty dropper hopper
    What makes the panty dropper hopper a little different from other patterns is that it features two thick back haunches which are a little truer to scale, on which two thin, red rubber legs are attached.  The panty dropper hopper rides low on the surface film, but the piece of orange foam tied in behind the head makes it easy to see even in fast currents like we have on the Madison river.
  • 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.
  • morrish hopper golden morrish hopper pink
    Without a doubt, the Morrish Hopper has one of the best hopper profiles on the planet, and has been one of our top producers since the first year it hit the bins.  Available in Tan, Golden, and Pink.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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
  • humpy red humpy fly

    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.
  • Harrop's CDC Water Wasp is one of our favorite flying ant patterns on the Madison. Color: Honey. Available in Size 16.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 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.