So far in 2023 Fish4Flies have created and tied 19 new fly patterns.
We attempt to tie as many pattern requests as possible, and while it
can take some time for us to arrange and have tied, it is rewarding to
see the flies that you have requested physically within your hands.
Unfortunately, we can't produce all requests in a timely manner, but we
strive to produce as many as possible, while the most popular requests
get bumped up the list.
Love these patterns? Then why not browse back through our recent years to get some fresh ideas: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017.
Dry flies are designed to imitate insects that are in the process of
hatching, or that have already emerged from the water and are flying
around on the surface. They are typically fished on the surface, and are
a good choice when the fish are actively feeding on top.
Nymphs are flies that imitate the underwater stages of
insects, such as larva, pupa, and naiad. They are typically fished
subsurface, either by drifting along the bottom or by suspending the fly
in the water column with the use of a strike indicator.
are a good choice when the fish are feeding on sub surface aquatic
insects, or when the surface of the water is not producing any visible
activity (such as during times of high water clarity or when the water
is very cold). They can also be effective when fish are unwilling to
rise to the surface to take a dry fly.
There are many different types of lures, each one is designed to mimic a specific type of prey or to trigger a predatory response in fish such as Trout and Grayling. Some lures are designed to mimic the movement and appearance of small baitfish, while others are designed to imitate insects or other types of invertebrates.
Lures are a good choice when the fish are not actively feeding on small insects and flies, or when the water conditions make it difficult to use traditional flies. They can also be effective when the fish are in a predatory mood and are actively searching for food, such as during the colder months.
A wet fly is a type of fly that is designed to be fished below the
surface of the water. Wet flies are usually weighted, either with lead
wire or with other types of materials, to help them sink. They are
typically fished by casting the fly out and allowing it to sink to the
desired depth, and then stripping it in (reeling in the slack line and
pulling the fly towards the angler in short bursts) or by dead drifting
it (allowing the fly to drift naturally with the current). Wet flies are
often used to imitate various types of aquatic insects, such as nymphs,
larva, and pupa.
Atlantic salmon typically spend most of their lives
in the ocean and return to freshwater streams and rivers to spawn in the
spring or early summer. During this time, they can also be found migrating in
large numbers in the rivers and streams where they spawn, and they can
be active and aggressive. This can make spring and early summer a good
time to fish for Atlantic salmon.
Pacific & Steelhead