Our mayfly fly-fishing nymphs bear an uncanny resemblance to the real thing—and the trout think so, too. This collection of flies incorporates a variety of patterns mimicking different mayfly nymphs’ characteristics. Mayfly nymphs living underneath the surface of the water are a major source of food for trout. These nymphs have evolved with different characteristics to help them survive through adulthood: Some have flattened bodies made to cling to rocks to withstand a river’s current, some have streamlined bodies to help them swim, and others have strong legs to burrow into the silt on the bottom of the river. We've included the buggiest features to tempt hungry trout. Browse our impressive collection of lifelike mayfly nymphs and find the perfect patterns to add to your fly box. These classic producers that work just about anywhere, are well made and will stand up over time.
Our caddis nymph fly patterns appeal to hungry trout by realistically mimicking caddis larvae, making them a critical addition to any angler’s arsenal. We offer several tungsten bead head varieties that work well in a current, as well as the popular Czech-Mate series, and soft hackle flies. Before they metamorphose and emerge from the water as adults, caddis flies exist under the water as larvae in a wide variety of fast and still water habitats. Given their relatively large size, they are a favorite source of food for hungry trout.
Use our varied and realistic stonefly nymph fly patterns to attract and land big fish. Many anglers claim that nymphing is the way to go, since trout spend 90 percent of their time feeding on nymphs under the water’s surface. And given their large size, even in nymph form, we know that stoneflies have to be among the trout’s favorite food sources. Stonefly nymphs are particularly prolific, crawling on the bottom of clean, cold streams across the country where big trout hang out. Browse our durable stonefly nymph patterns and enjoy success on your next angling excursion.
Beadhead & TungheadsBeadhead Nymphs: Our beadhead and tunghead nymph flies are weighted to make them move just like live bugs, fooling the fish more often than not. Faceted tungsten beadhead nymph flies weigh more than traditional beads, and the faceted face helps reflect light in an irregular fashion, attracting the fish’s attention. These are solid producers that hold up well in different types of water. Among this collection are some excellent searching wet fly patterns, for scenarios where there’s no hatch to match. Some customers report that these are essential trout flies; others say the bluegill can’t resist them.
CrustaceansCrustacean larvae join the ranks of insect nymphs as a major underwater food source for the fish that interest anglers the most, making our crustacean nymph flies an important element in the fly box arsenal. But unlike aquatic insects, crustaceans don’t metamorphose into different adult forms, so the nymphs look the same as the adults, only smaller. In addition, they spend their entire lives underneath the water, never emerging as part of a hatch. Our collection of crustacean flies includes scud, shrimp, crayfish, and sow bug; use them to target bass and trout.