Flies 101

The below illustrations can give you a better idea of why  flies are designed the way that they are and by looking in and on the water as well as under rocks to establish what is available as food for the fish can aid in fly selection too.

Your local fly shop is the best resource for buying the perfect flies for wherever you are fishing. The below illustrations can give you a better idea of why trout flies are designed the way that they are.

Images provided by our friends at Umpqua.

Mayfly Hatch

Mayfly Hatch

Mayfly Nymph
A) Mayfly NymphGold Ribbed Hare’s Ear
Mayfly Emerge
B) Mayfly EmergeSpot Top Emerger
Mayfly Adult
C) Mayfly AdultLoopwing Paradun
Caddisfly Hatch

Caddisfly Hatch

Caddis Larvae
A) Caddis LarveZwing Caddis
Emerging Caddis
B) Emerging CaddisUltralight Emerger
Adult Caddis
C) Adult CaddisElk Hair Caddis
Stonefly Hatch

Stonefly Hatch

Stonefly Nymph
A) Stonefly NymphSparkle Body Stone
Stonefly Nymph
A) Stonefly NymphKaufmanns Stone
Stonefly Adult - Improved Sofa Pillow
B) Stonefly AdultImproved Sofa Pillow
Terrestrials Hatch

Terrestrials Hatch

Ant - Chernobly Ant
A) AntChernobly Ant
Flying Ant
B) Flying AntFlying Ant
Foam Beetle
C) BeetleFoam Beetle
Dave's Cricket Fly
D) CricketDave’s Cricket
Dave's Hopper - Grasshopper Fly
E) GrasshopperDave’s Hopper
Midges, Scuds and Leeches

Midges, Scuds, and Leeches

Midge Pupa - Chironomid Pupa Fly
A) Midge PupaChironomid Pupa
Hunchback Scud Fly
B) ScudHunchback Scud
Wooly Bugger Leech Fly
C) LeechWooly Bugger
CDC Midge Adult Fly
D) Adult MidgeCDC Midge Adult
Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dave's Dragonfly Nymph Fly
A) Dragonfly NymphDave’s Dragonfly Nymph
Fluttering Dragon Adult Fly
B) Dragonfly AdultFluttering Dragon Adult
Barr's Damsel Nymph Fly
C) Damselfly NymphBarr’s Damsel
Parachute Damselfly Adult Fly
D) Damselfly AdultParachute Damsel
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