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Santiam Canyon, Oregon
Oregon Guide Registration # OG.0000434
Trout Flies primarily imitate natural food sources for trout and other fish species. Those imitations include various forms of aquatic life and streamside insects in differents stages of their life cycle.
Below are some of our favorites for use on Pacific Northwest rivers and streams. We wouldn't be caught on the water without these flies on board!
The Yak Caddis was designed to imitate the adult stage of the October (or Fall) Caddis. This large bug emerges in the fall and is the last chance at a big meal for trout bulking up for winter.
The fly is big and beefy, floats excellent and works great as the lead fly in a hopper/dropper rig. Even though it was designed for a fall hatching insect, it works well throughout the year when any large bug is hatching - stoneflies, hoppers, cicadas, etc.
Co-Developed by Orvis Endorsed guides Dave Carpenter and Derek Young (2011 Orvis Guide of the Year).
Possie Bugger Nymph
A guide favorite in the Pacific Northwest used year round. Think of it as a Beadhead Hare's Ear on steriods!
This fly is heavily weighted with lots of flash and sparkle to get a fish's attention, yet buggy looking enough to signal food.
A great year round nymph for prospecting. Pair it with a Yak Caddis for a deadly hopper/dropper rig!
A big stonelfy nymph imitation pattern to fool those big trout looking for a golden, skwala or salmonfly nymph.
Nymphs are a great choice year round. The "under water" stage of many insect life cycles can last from 3 months to as long as 3 years.
It's my choice for the lead fly in a tandem nymph rig.
A classic adult caddis fly imitation for summer and fall use. Made from spun antelope hair, this fly floats great, but don't be too quick to pick it up and recast. Let is dangle or even skate for a explosive take!
Works well from Spring through Fall
2 sizes to choose from.
A small mayfly nymph imitation with lots of glitter and glam! This little pattern will grab a fish's attention and give them quite a jolt when you set the hook.
A great prospecting nymph for year round. It's especially effective when mayflies are emerging.
2 sizes and various colors to choose from.
Partridge Soft Hackle
A small emerger imitation with flash and a buggy appearance! This little pattern just screams "eat me"!
A great prospecting fly for year round. Give it a swing and let it dangle, once this fly pulls to the surface, the fish can't resist.
3 sizes and colors to choose from.
A classic adult stone fly imitation for spring and summer use. Slim body, colorful underwing and Elk wing. Don't be too quick to pick it up and recast. Let is dangle or even skate for a explosive take!
Works well from Spring through Summer
3 sizes to choose from.
Metal Butt Skunk (Steelhead)
Bunny Matuka (Steelhead)
Skinny Thor (Steelhead)
Leggy Stone (Trout)
Possie Bugger (Trout)
Soft Hackle (Trout)
Lightening Bug (Trout)
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