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Black Hares Ear Olive Hares Ear
Gold Rib Hares Ear Pheasant Tail Nymph
Green Drake Crown Jewel Nymph Pheasant Tail, Flashback
March Brown Nymph Spring Creek Super Flash
  Zug Bug
In most trout bearing waters, may fly populations are prolific and produce predictable hatches. Try the patterns listed below an hour prior before known hatches, as insects are moving from the substrate to the surface. These flies also make good searching patterns when banged along the bottom with split shot. Many of these flies can also be fished as dropper flies attached to larger buoyant dry flies.
Callibaetis Mayfly Nymph. Photo by: Rick Hafele

Kyle's Spring Creek Super Flash Pheasant Tail
Fish this fly pre and post PMD mayfly hatches. This PMD nymph pattern is a very versatile PMD that can be fished deep, as an emerger, or on a dry-dropper system for trout selectively feeding in the film. Kyle’ S.P.P.T.PMD is a combination of natural Pheasant and Ice dubbing creating an effect that fish will eat confidently in a variety of different situations.
Kyle's Spring Creek Super Flash Pheasant Tail
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11004016 Kyle's Spring Creek Super Flash Pheasant Tail 16 3 for $6.75

Black Hares Ear
This fly looks enough like many dark mayfly and stonefly nymphs that is is valuable nearly year round.  It is particularly productive during early spring and winter month.
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12000-12 Black Hares Ear 12 3 for $6.75
12000-14 Black Hares Ear 14 3 for $6.75
12000-16 Black Hares Ear 16 3 for $6.75

Gold Rib Hares Ear
Nymphal color tends to adapt to the color of the stream bed.  Fishing two flies at once will increase your odds of hooking up.  Usually two different colors or sizes are used.  A Gold Rib Hares Ear is one of those flies that look like a lot of different stream bed insects.
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11-0160-10 Gold Rib Hares Ear Nymph 10 3 for $6.75
11-0160-12 Gold Rib Hares Ear Nymph 12 3 for $6.75
11-0160-14 Gold Rib Hares Ear Nymph 14 3 for $6.75
11-0160-16 Gold Rib Hares Ear Nymph 16 3 for $6.75
11-0160-18 Gold Rib Hares Ear Nymph 18 3 for $6.75

Quigley's Crown Jewel Green Drake
Green Drake nymphs are robust and very rough looking. Just before they rise to the surface to hatch, many bubbles form under the nymphal skin giving them a shiny translucent look. With the green glass bead and a brass bead at the head, this fly is fairly heavy. a really effective method to fish this fly is to suspend it from a large high floating dry fly on a 20" dropper. An Olive Stimulator in size 8 or 10 is a good be for the dry fly.

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SIG0229 Quigley's Crown Jewel Green Drake Nymph 10 3 for $7.50 Out of Stock

March Brown Nymph
Pounding the bottom with weighted March Brown Nymph flies can provide constant action from mid-morning into the early stages of the hatch.  The March Brown Nymph in sizes #12 & #14 will be your bread and butter fly for March Browns.
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14498 March Brown Nymph 12 3 for $6.75
14499 March Brown Nymph 14 3 for $6.75

Olive Hares Ear Nymph
Olive Hares Ears are valuable flies to have with you and will some times will out fish the more realistic mayfly patterns. On local rivers it seems to work best early in the season. It has proven to be effective as a searching fly under many circumstances.
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12110-12 Olive Hares Ear Nymph 12 3 for $6.75
12110-14 Olive Hares Ear Nymph 14 3 for $6.75
12110-16 Olive Hares Ear Nymph 16 3 for $6.75

Pheasant Tail Nymph
This is the most popular pattern for simulating both Callibaetis and PMD Mayfly Nymphs. This unweighted fly can be fished just below the surface.
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11-0170-12 Pheasant Tail Nymph 12 3 for $6.75
11-0170-14 Pheasant Tail Nymph 14 3 for $6.75
11-0170-16 Pheasant Tail Nymph 16 3 for $6.75
11-0170-18 Pheasant Tail Nymph 18 3 for $6.75

Pheasant Tail Nymph, Flashback
This is a very popular pattern that looks like a Mayfly Nymph that is about ready to hatch. This fly pattern is very effective during Baetis, Callibaetis and Pale Morning Dun hatches.
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13685 Pheasant Tail Nymph, Flashback 12 3 for $6.75
13686 Pheasant Tail Nymph, Flashback 14 3 for $6.75
13687 Pheasant Tail Nymph, Flashback 16 3 for $6.75
13688 Pheasant Tail Nymph, Flashback 18 3 for $6.75

Zug Bug
This fly was developed as a caddis larva pattern by Cliff Zug. The Zug Bug also works as a mayfly pattern to imitate Green Drakes and many other mayflies that are dark in color. This fly is also a great producer in lakes where it undoubtedly mimics dragon fly nymphs. Flies made with peacock herl bodies have always been attractive to fish.
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01-0420-08 Zug Bug 8 3 for $6.75

01-0420-10 Zug Bug 10 3 for $6.75

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