Trout spend most of their time feeding under water, and for those of us used to fishing through the colder months, we can appreciate a decent nymph pattern. With the selection we have online here, you'll be able to rig a traditional Czech or other double dropper setup... plus, we've got the right bugs to get your hopper-dropper game on the mend (pun intended). Click below and find a pattern to fit your waters.
I am not really sure why, but there are a few things I like about this fly. Gold beads work. That’s been proven over the last 30 years on about a billion
We have actually been tying the crust nymph for a long time. After analyzing how slender mayfly bodies are in the Missouri, we started to slender up the bo(2 Comments)
The Pheasant Tail Nymph imitates a variety of aquatic insects. It can be compared to the nymph version of the Adams.
This is a simple, yet effective, damsel pattern tied with minimal materials. Fish it primarily is still water, like lakes or slow moving river currents.
One could argue that the Zebra midge is one of the best trout flies of all time. This is especially true on western tailwaters.
Another winner from the vise of Sam Wike. Traditional Czech Nymphs are a player on the Missouri River year round.
Skwala stoneflies are the first large bug of the year to hatch on many of our rivers. They are eagerly anticipated by trout and anglers alike.
The Tailwater Sow Bug is an extremely effective nymph for the Missouri River that produces year round. I have been tinkering with TW Sow variations and her(2 Comments)
The UV Tung Prince combines the classic reliability of the Prince Nymph along with new-age UV synthetics and a tungsten bead.
The Zebra Midge is a simple pattern to tie and is a staple pattern here on the Missouri River all year. This bug has an added wing of Krystal Flash.
Another great new fly from our North40 Fly Shop! Check it out here!
Fred Telleen from North 40 Fly Shop in Great Falls, MT ties up his rendition of the popular Bitch Creek fly.
The Tailwater Sow Bug is an extremely effective nymph for the Missouri River that produces year round.
Fred Telleen ties a typical scud pattern using the new UV2 dubbing from Spirit River. Under a UV light, this bug glows with bioluminescence!
The Snapping Craw made its way onto the scene during the past few high water years on the Missouri.
Looking for an easy tie with great results? We got you covered. The Rib Worm is just that.
Hogan Brown designed the Red Headed Stepchild to take the place of two general attractor nymphs; the Red Copper John and Red Headed Prince.
Denver Rathbun at the Great Falls North 40 Fly Shop is behind the vise tying the Ray Charles, which is a must-have for the Missouri River.
The Putzy pupa was created to be used as a point fly (weight fly) for low water conditions when fishing tandem nymph rigs. Turns out it tends to out fish t
Denver ties the Purple Lightning Bug. This pattern fishes well most months of the year, but especially in the Fall and Winter months, and makes for a great
Pats rubber legs is a stonefly pattern that works well in both spring and fall when the stonefly nymphs are on the drift. This fly can also be fished a wee
Justin Olson has developed this amazing little crayfish pattern from fishing hard for big browns on the Truckee river and other near Reno, Nevada.
Justin developed this nymph to fish baetis hatches on western streams. This fly works well behind a heavily weighted nymph, stonefly or caddis larva.
Dustin's October Caddis Pupa fly pattern is a great fly to swing for steelhead and even trout at the end of September just prior to the emergence of the ad
This pattern will work great in cold weather fishing situations. Especially tailwaters such as the Missouri River in winter. This fly is a trout magnet.
Justin developed this heavy nymph pattern to get down deep fast in freestone water out west. It makes for a good runoff fly that would be effective on Belt
This is an attention grabbing Pale Morning Dun nymph imitation. The CDC going over the bead creates a bubble looking top that really looks like emerging wi
Dustin Bise is on the vise this week tying up his blue nymph. A combination of prince nymph and czech nymph characteristics, this fly is an all around good
This week Greg Bennett, fly shop lead at the North 40 Fly Shop in Omak, WA, is behind the vise tying his Crawdad. Incorporating Fish Skull's Crawbodies, Gr
The Fuchsia Lightning Bug is an attractor type nymph pattern the can imitate both midge and baetis nymphs. It fishes well on the Missouri River towards the