Flies and Patterns


This page is designed to help identify the most widely known and frequently used fly patterns.  This list does not by any means identify all the flies and patterns in the world of fly fishing.  These are however the main catagories in which fly patterns mainly fall under. 

A "dry fly" is tied with materials that will allow it to float on top of the water, a "wet fly" is typicall fished below the waters surface and is often weighted so as to make it sink. Emergers, nymphs, midges, and soft hackles, all fall under the "wet fly" catagory. A "streamer" is typically fished below the surface like the "wet fly", but is usually fished in a different type of presentation. "Terrestrial" are typically fished as "dry flies" on the surface, and represent land insects such as ants, grasshoppers, spiders, etc.

A collection of these flies in assorted sizes will almost assuredly produce results at one time or another on any trout stream.

Dry Flies

Wet Flies

Streamers

Terrestrials

 
Adams
 Zebra Midge
 
Wooly Bugger
(Traditional)

 Foam Hopper
 
Elk Hair Caddis
 
Brassie

 Bead Head
Wooly Bugger

 Deer Hair Ant
 Parachute Adams
 
Bead Head Brassie

 Muddler Minnow
 
Cricket
 
BWO (Blue Winged Olive)
 
San Juan Worm
 
Black Nosed Dace
 
Parachute Ant
 
Royal Wulff
 
Scud

 Mickey Finn

 Foam Spider
Griffith's Gnat
 
Soft Hackle

 Zonker

 Chernobyl Ant
Royal Coachman
 
Bead Head
Zebra Midge

 Clouser
 
Flying Black Ant
Blue Dun
 
Hares Ear
 
Sculpin
 
Parachute Hopper
Pale Morning Dun

Bead Head
Pheasant Tail
 
Bead Head
Bunny Muddler
 
High Vis
Foam Beatle
Stimulator
 
Bead Head Prince
 
Egg Sucking Leach
 
Fat Albert