Dry Flies

Adirondack snowshoe

Adirondack Snowshoe

As far as I know i created this pattern. Its tied completely out of snowshoe rabbit foot hair with a little cream hackle. The unique properties of Snowshoe rabbits foot allows this fly to float like a cork!

  • Price: $2.25

Ausable Isonychia

Ausable Isonychia

The Isonychia hatch is one of my favorite times of year. This dry fly works great in pocket water and heavy current.

  • Price: $2.25

Ausable Parachute

Ausable Parachute

This is another great Francis Betters pattern. The Ausable parachute is easy to see and floats well.

  • Price: $2.15

Ausable Tarantula

Ausable Tarantula dry fly attractor pattern

The Ausable Tarantula is a variation of Turks Tarantula. I use Ausable orange Australian possum dubbing for the body and woodchuck guard hair for the tail. It was proven effective last summer fished during the hottest days of summer it enticed...

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Cahill Bunny Foot Emerger

Cahill Bunny Foot Emerger

The Bunny foot emerger takes advantage of the unique properties of a snowshoe hare foot. They have highly buoyant, translucent and buggy fur it allows this emerger pattern to sit in the surface film with its body below the water. I like to use...

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Catfish Caddis

Catfish Caddis dry fly

After tying a custom order for a customer I realized how effective this simple buggy pattern my customer called the Catfish Caddis would be on my local Adirondack rivers. The larger sizes imitate a lively adult stonefly. This fly can be skittered...

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Crane Fly

Crane fly, crane fly dry, crane fly adult,

The Crane fly is a large mosquito looking dry fly often seen clumsily flying over rivers, lakes and ponds. Don't overlook this bug it is an important imitation to have in your fly box.

  • Price: $4.00

Devaux 699

Devaux 699 dry fly

The Devaux 699 was developed by the French fly tier Aimee Devaux. The Unique funnel shape make this style an excellent fast water dry fly. The 699 is a great March Brown imitation.

  • Price: $2.25

Devaux A4

Devaux A4

The Devaux A4 was designed by a French tier named Aimee Devaux. His unique technique creating a funnel shaped hackle provides the fly with added floatation and a slimmer profile in the water. I have enjoyed experimenting with this fly on my local...

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Devaux Style Cahill

Devaux Style Cahill

The Devaux style Cahill is a pattern I created in the Devaux style to imitate the light cahill. It works exceptionally well in fast water.

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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

Goddard Caddis

Goddard Caddis, caddis fly

The Goddard caddis is a durable and high floating caddis imitation.

  • Price: $2.25

Hendrickson Parachute

Hendrickson parachute dry fly

This Hendrickson parachute works especially well during the hendrickson spinner fall.

  • Price: $2.25

Hornberg Special

Hornberg special dry fly streamer

The Hornberg Special was invented by Frank Hornberg in Stevens Point Wisconsin. I like to fish this pattern both dry and wet. It is an effective streamer or can be fished dry to imitate a stonefly or caddis. It is a true multi purpose pattern and very popular here in the northeast.

  • Price: $3.00

March Brown parachute

March Brown parachute

March brown parachute

  • Price: $2.25

Mini Muddler

min muddler Adirondack trout fly

The Mini Muddler is a Fran Betters variation of the classic Muddler Minnow. It can be fished as a dry fly imitating a caddis or stonefly. I like to fish it with a slight skittering action up and across the current. Fished in the surface film it...

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Rusty Spinner

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This little spinner is very common on my home rivers in the Adirondacks this version has proved very effective.

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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.

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Woodchuck Irresistible

The irresistible dry fly, Woodchuck irresistible, fly fishing in the Adirondacks

The Woodchuck irresistible is a workhorse dry fly. It is very durable, high floating and enticing. It's a great alternative to a giant foam pattern when fishing a dropper.

  • Price: $2.25

Yellow Sally

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This is my original yellow sally pattern. I caught many nice trout with this fly last season!

  • Price: $2.25

Ausable Caddis

Ausable Caddis, caddis dry fly

The Ausable Caddis is one of Fran Betters lesser known patterns. It is a simple and effective dry fly. It floats well and like most of Frans patterns it can be skittered to entice aggressive strikes. Its a great pattern for pocket water and...

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Ausable Bomber

Ausable Bomber

The Ausable Bomber is a great attractor pattern. it floats like a cork and can also be used for skittering across the current. I tie and sell more of this pattern then any other because trout like them!

  • Price: $2.25

Ausable Super Humpy

Ausable Super Humpy, attractor pattern, dry fly

The Ausable Super Humpy is a great attractor pattern. This is an unsinkable fly with a rubber leg platorm to insure a proper presentation in pocket water, riffles and strong current.

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Foamulator

Golden Foamulator

The Foamulator is a super attractor pattern, works great as a stone fly imitation. And provides enough floatation for use with a dropper.

  • Price: $2.50

H and L (house and lot)

H and L dry fly

The H and L is a tried and true Rocky mountain attractor pattern. The Combination of peacock herl and high floating calf tail make this fly a useful addition to your fly box.

  • Price: $2.25

Rubber leg Stimulator

Rubber leg Stimulator

The rubber legs take an already great pattern and make it even better they provide a landing platform ensuring proper presentation and a little movement.

  • Price: $2.25

Blue Winged Olive Usual

Blue winged olive usual

This is an effective variation of the very popular usual. Just like the traditional Usual it floats great. This pattern works as a B.W.O. emerger or adult.

  • Price: $2.15

Grey Fox

Grey fox Catskill Dry Fly

This is classic Catskill mountain dry fly. Created by Preston Jennings and listed in his book A Book of Trout Flies in 1935. His book is considered by many to be the first American book to present fly fishing entomology from an academic perspective.

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Tan Foam Caddis

Foam Caddis dry fly

An alternative to the reliable deer hair caddis dry fly.

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White Wulff

This pattern has a huge following on my home river the Ausable in the Adirondacks. I especially like to fish it in pocket water.

This pattern has a huge following on my home river the Ausable in the Adirondacks.

  • Price: $2.25

Ausable Wulff

Ausable Wulff

The Ausable Wulff is a famous wulff style dry fly that was created on the West Branch of the Ausable river in the Adirondacks by Fran Betters.

  • Price: $2.25

Black Madame X parachute

Black Madame X Parachute

This is an absolute killer dry fly its big and buggy it floats like a cork and holds up to repeated strikes from aggressive trout. This fly can be used to imitate a stone fly or as a stimulator.

  • Price: $2.25

Blue Winged Olive Parachute

Blue winged olive parachute dry fly

The B.W.O is a very common hatch on most trout rivers. If your fishing during intermittent or light rain try a B.W.O.

  • Price: $2.25

Caddis Dry Fly

Caddis Dry Fly

The Caddis dry fly is an important pattern on every trout river.

  • Price: $2.15

Cahill parachute emerger

Parachute Cahill emerger (dry fly)

The Cahill is an important fly pattern. I like to have the emerger and the dun in my box to choose from.

  • Price: $2.25

Stimulator

Stimulator

This is a versatile attractor pattern. It can be used as a golden stone fly imitation, as a strike indicator or an unbeatable attractor pattern. I tie these extra buggy they float great and are especially effective in rough pocket water.

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Isonychia Parachute

Isonychia parachute dry fly

This Isonychia parachute dry fly is an effective pattern during the Iso hatch and spinner fall in late summer and fall.

  • Price: $2.25

Light Cahill

Light Cahill dry fly

The Cahill dry fly is an important part of an Adirondack Trouts diet in July.

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Sulfur Parachute

Sulpher dry fly

This yellow mayfly seems to be a favorite food to many trout. They often selectively feed on this fly even when there are other flies on the water.

  • Price: $2.25

Parachute Adams

Parachute Dry Flies

The parachute Adams subdued and natural colors imitate a wide variety of insect life. It is one of my personal favorite dry flies.

  • Price: $2.15

The Seducer

The Seducer is a buggy pattern with just enough flash to tempt trout.

This is a very attractive pattern to trout. It is very buggy looking and has just enough flash.

  • Price: $2.25

Adams

Adams dry fly

This classic pattern has a long history of catching trout.

  • Price: $2.25

Golden Madame X parachute

Golden Madame X parachute

This is an absolute killer dry fly its big and buggy it floats like a cork and holds up to repeated strikes from aggressive trout.

  • Price: $2.25

Golden stone dry fly

Golden stone dry fly

This yellow pattern is hard for trout to refuse. Stone flies are common on most rivers often for most of the trout season.

  • Price: $2.15

Klinkhammer

Klinkhammer, caddis emeger

A Great fly during a caddis hatch it often works when when the typical dry caddis doesn't.

  • Price: $2.25

Haystack

The Adirondack Haystack

The Haystack was created by Francis Betters it was an innovation in fly tying. He tied the first Haystack in 1949. The Fly has no hackle allowing the fly to sit low in the water. It can be tied in different colors to match many mayflies or...

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Pale Morning Dun (Sulfur)

Pale Morning Dun (Sulfur)

The Pale Morning Dun also known as a Sulfur Dun. Is a very important fly to have in your collection. If you see yellow mayflies on while you are on the river try this pattern.

  • Price: $2.25

The Usual

The Usual

A classic fly created by Francis Betters in Wilmington N.Y. on the West Branch of the Ausable River it is a versatile fly that floats like a cork. It is tied completely out of the bottom of a snowshoe rabbits foot. It can be used to imitate an...

  • Price: $2.15