Sulphur Quill Dun

  • By: A. K. Best

A springtime standby

Tiny Dubbed BWO's

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Just in time for the first spring hatches...

Trico Quill Duns

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Early morning anglers should have a dozen of these in their fly boxes

Biot Eastern March Brown

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A variation on the Western version

Black Midge Emerger

  • By: A. K. Best

I can't count the number of times I've hit a hatch of black midges on a stream, pond or lake. They seem to thrive everywhere and trout seem to thrive on them as well. They can range in size from 14 to tiny 22's. Years ago I tied both emergers with trailing shucks and the winged adults. Since then I've

A.K.'s Hopper

  • By: A. K. Best

This hopper hybrid is both durable and easy to tie

Yikes, Trikes!

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A simple, effective pattern for these tiny flies

The Red Quill Spinner

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Here's one pattern that will imitate a variety of mayfly species

Early Brown Stonefly

  • By: A. K. Best

The first time I happened on this hatch I tried to match it with some brown caddis patterns. It didn't work. A good number of trout came up to look at my fly, but decided it wasn't a little brown stonefly and wouldn't eat it. It took a few years of hatch chasing to finally come up with a pattern that

Easy Stonefly Nymph

  • By: A. K. Best

Effective, simple... and no fussing with the details