Royal Wulff Pattern Description: The Royal Wulff has become the standard attractor dry in the years since its inception by the legendary Lee Wulff. Hair wings and tail, a multi-colored body, and a heavily hackled collar make this a buoyant, highly visible fast-water fly. I have no idea what makes this fly so attractive to
Humpy Pattern Description: The Humpy is my all time favorite attractor pattern and happens to be one of the first "real" flies I ever learned to tie. Its elk hair body and wings and heavy hackle make it an excellent floater and highly visible to boot. My favorite colors are yellow, chartreuse and tan, but
Bead Head Prince Nymph Pattern Description: The Prince Nymph was developed by Doug Prince in the thirties and in the past fifteen years or so has become a 'go-to' pattern for many anglers across the country. The addition of a brass or tungsten bead has made this fly even more popular and effective. The original
Hi-viz Rusty Spinner Pattern Description: This pattern is a variation on the standard rusty spinner that has a good bit of added floatation and visibility. The addition of the palmered thorax hackle makes the fly much more visible and helps keep it afloat. I have used this pattern everywhere from the Henry's Fork to the
Adams Pattern Description: The Adams is one of the most popular dry flies in the country. Originated by Len Halliday in Michigan, it was first conceived as an adult caddis imitation. Through the years the pattern became bastardized into what is now the commonly accepted mayfly profile. I tend to use the Adams as an
Golden Stimulator Pattern Description: The Golden Stimulator is a more specific color variation of the standard Stimulator as tied by Randall Kaufmann. This variation matches the smaller golden stone adults so common to the Front Range. This fly incorporates a variety of tying tricks, from the tail spreading egg sack to the Uni-Floss abdomen and
Turk's Tarantula Pattern Description: Guy Turk developed his Tarantula in 1990. George Anderson used this fly to win the Jackson Hole One-Fly Contest that year and it has since become one of the most popular attractor flies in the world. Mr. Turks creation has all you could ask for in an attractor; wide profile, great buoyancy and visibility.