Flies for Freshwater
of our flies, Freshwater or Saltwater, are quite different than
the ones in your local fly shop or fly fishing catalogs.
When it comes to dry flies,
we carry a few of the more popular traditional patterns like
the Adams, Royal Wulff and Humpy but our best sellers are Parachutes,
No-Hackles and CDC’s.
These flies float lower in
the water and give a more natural silhouette. Parachutes float
especially well, a factor that contributes greatly to Fly Movement
on the water. Anglers are finally discovering that naturals
don’t always drift motionless.
In fact, more often than not, they’re “on the move”. It takes
a lot of practice, but learning to skitter a dry fly naturally
is one of the most important skills to have in your bag of tricks.
Parachutes float and skitter better than conventionally hackled
flies because they have a much greater percentage of hackle
fibers in contact with the water.
They’re also much easier to
see. Flies like Hare & Herl, Parachute Madam X, Speckl-X, Dancing
Caddis and Para-Tractor are dynamite searching patterns.
it comes to Nymphs and Strymphs, the Rub-A-Dub flies are unequaled.
Action is the name of the game in fly fishing, actually, in
any kind of fishing.
The Rub-A- Dub Dubbing provides
fantastic “built-in” action to your flies because it has dozens
of tiny rubber-like fibers that “wiggle & squiggle” all over
It’s the deadliest stuff I’ve
ever put in the water, not only for Nymphs and Strymphs, but
for Dries and Streamers as well. Try our Georgie Boy and Georgie
Long Legs and I think you’ll be amazed.
Our line of Streamers
includes two all-time favorites, the Muddler and the Wooly Bugger,
but our deadliest and most popular patterns are the Devil Leech,
tied with Tasmanian Devil Hair, Buck-N-Bunny, tied with rabbit,
The Fluzzie tied with “Gator Hair, and our Rub-A-Dub Streamers
that utilize Rub-A-Dub.
Flies for Saltwater
line-up of Saltwater and Bass Flies is also a bit on the contemporary
side. Except for Bob Marvin’s Happy Face and Tony Tomsu’s STP
Frog; both of which are dynamite surface patterns, Sharon and
I developed most of the other flies during my guiding years
in Florida’s Backcountry. We “Had” to create new stuff.
When you’re guiding you need
to have flies that don’t tangle. With flies like Deceivers,
and other conventional saltwater patterns, it was a constant
battle, so we developed flies like the Sea Devil, Yella Fella,
Green & Mean and Hot Mama that totally solved the problem.
These patterns took hundreds of snook, tarpon, jacks and reds
and became the staple of Saltwater Fly Fishing in Sunny South
When it comes to Bonefishing,
there are dozens of flies on the market but the best we’ve found
are the Polar Bone, Bone-A-Boo and Dick Nelson’s deadly Bonefish
In the States, it's rare to find an angler that carries a
box of Glow-In-The-Dark Flies
in his or her vest, however, in places like Europe, New
Zealand, Tasmania and South
Africa, it's quite common. At night, on many of the more
prolific lakes of the North
Island, in New Zealand, it's quite an experience to witness
all of the flashes going off
around the shoreline. After watching the Kiwi Fly Fishermen
do this for fifteen years, I
started GID angling here in Montana several seasons ago. I
quickly found out I'd been
missing out on an exciting aspect of Fly Fishing, not only
at night, but, more
importantly, during daylight hours. Now, I carry a full
assortment of glow-in-the-dark
flies, both in Sunny South Florida and here in Big Sky