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I invite you to browse through my store and shop with confidence. I tie all of the flies on my website and am proud to offer an alternative to flies tied overseas in fly "factories".  If you have questions regarding custom or bulk orders send me an email john@ruffwatersflyfishing.com

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Ausable River Dry Fly Selection

Ausable River Dry Flies

In this selection I picked 16 dry flies that I use the most often on my home river the West Branch of the Ausable.

  • Price: $30.00

Chief Needabah

Chief Needahbah was developed by Chief Roland Nelson. (Aka. Chief Needahbah.) Roland Nelson was a member of the Penobscot tribe of native americans. He owned Needahbah's Shack, a tackle store in Greenville, Maine.

The Chief Needahbah was developed by Chief Roland Nelson. (Aka. Chief Needahbah.) Roland Nelson was a member of the Penobscot tribe of native americans. He owned Needahbah's Shack, a tackle store in Greenville, Maine.

  • Price: $12.00

Flying Ant

Flying Ant Dry Fly

Ants can be an irresistible meal for trout. This high floating easy to see pattern has been proven very effective over the past few seasons. I am happy to finally include it in my shop!

  • Price: $2.25

Golden CDC prince

Golden CDC prince

The Golden CDC prince is a weighted variation of the classic Prince nymph. The addition of CDC adds realistic movement and traps tiny air bubbles creating a unique effect. I have had enough success with this fly that I decided to add it to my website!

  • Price: $2.25

Green Beauty

Green Beauty

The Green Beauty is a classic Carrie Stevens streamer. It is very effective trolled for salmon, lake trout a favorite for brookies and also works well on rivers fished on a swing or with a swimming action.

  • Price: $12.00

Isonychia Nymph

Isonychia nymph

The Isonychia is a fast swimming and very fun nymph pattern to fish. Casting this pattern around boulders and giving it action often produces aggressive strikes.

  • Price: $2.25

March Brown parachute

March Brown parachute

March brown parachute

  • Price: $2.25

Partridge and Orange

Partridge and Orange

The Partridge and Orange is a well known English soft hackle fly. I use it as a searching pattern and find it effective during a caddis hatch.

  • Price: $2.15

Silver and CDC

Silver and CDC

Every season I experiment with new patterns. The Silver and CDC has proven itself as an effective stonefly nymph and general attractor pattern. My clients and I have found it especially successful in stained and high water.

  • Price: $2.25

Wally wing caddis

Wally wing caddis

The Wally wing caddis is a great alternative to an elk hair caddis especially when a more delicate presentation is required.

  • Price: $2.25