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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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.