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Effective Flies for the Park


Food Type

The Classics & Basics

Local & Guide Favorites

Mayflies

#12 - #18 standard & Para Adams

#18 - #20 BWO's

#12 - #16 PMD's

#12 - #18 Royal Wulff's, Yellow Humpy's, Trudes

#14 - #20 Copper Johns

#14 - #18 Soft Hackles (yellow, orange, hare's ear)

#14 - #18 Hare's Ear Nymphs

#14 - #18 Pheasant Tail Nymphs

DRY FLIES
#18 - #20 Olive PMD (Dick Shinton)
#16 - #18 3P (Dick Shinton)


EMERGERS
#16 - #18 Yoosta B Emerger (Dick Shinton)
#12 - #18 Befus Para Emerger (Brad Befus)


NYMPHS
#18 - #22 Steve's Baetis Nymph (Steve Schweitzer)
#10 - #18 ARF Big Bird Nypmh - Mahogany (Al Ritt)

Midges

#16 - #22 Griffith's Gnat


DRY FLIES
#16 - #20 ARF Midge Adult (Al Ritt)

#18 - #20 Mama’s Favorite (Steve Schweitzer)

EMERGERS

#16 - #20 MRE (Richard Ross)
#16 - #20 Tak’s Mini Bow-Tie Buzzer (Rick Takahashi)


NYMPHS

#18 - #22 Brown Thread Midge (Rick Takahashi)

#18 - #24 Yamauchi’s Black Fly Larva (Brian Yamauchi)


Caddisflies

#12 - #18 Elk Hair Caddis (tan, black, cream)

#14 - #16 LaFontaine Emerger

DRY FLIES

#12 - #18 CDC & Elk (Hans Weilenmann)

#14 - #18 ARF Trailing Bubble Harey Caddis (Al Ritt)

EMERGERS

#14 - #16 Tabou Caddis Emerger (Steve Schweitzer)
#14 - #18 T’s Wee Pupa Olive (Tim Drummond)


NYMPHS
#14 - #16 CDC Caddis Pupa (Brad Befus)
#12 - #18 Richard's Pupa (Richard Ross)

#14 - #16 Steve's Chewy Green Caddis (Steve Schweitzer)   VIDEO

Stoneflies


DRY FLIES

#12 - #18 ARF Humpulator Orange (Al Ritt)

#14 - #18 Dick's Little Green Stone (Dick Shinton)

NYMPHS

#14 - #18 Steve's Wee Little Black Stone (Steve Schweitzer)

#12 - #16 Frank's Flashy (Frank Drummond)

#8  - #12 Steve's Chewy Golden Stone (Steve Schweitzer)   VIDEO

Damselflies & Scuds


NYMPHS

#12 - Steve's Flimsy Damsel Nymph (Steve Schweitzer)
#12 - #16 Simple Scud Alive (Steve Schweitzer)

Grasshoppers

#10 - #14 Dave's Hoppers

#10 - #16 Parachute Hoppers

#10 - #16 Stimulators

#8 - #12 Los Alamos Ant, tan or yellow (Harrison Steeves)
#12 - #16 Baby Boy Hopper (Charlie Craven)

Crickets

#10 - #14 Black Foam Crickets

#10 - #16 Brad's Cricket (Brad Befus)

Ants

#12 - #18 Black Foam Ants

#12 - #18 Flying Flip-Flop Ant (Harrison Steeves)

#14 Cupboard Ant (Mike Kruise)

Beetles

#10 - #14 Foam Beetles

#12 - #18 Bright Butt Beetle (H. Steeves design, tied by M. Kruise)

Attractors

#10 - #14 Orange Ashers

#12 - #16 BH Prince Nymphs

DRY FLIES

#12 - #14 Brookie Buster  (Steve Schweitzer)
#10 - #16 Kirk's Green Foam Bug (Kirk Bein)

NYMPHS

#16 - #22 Deep Blue Poison Tung (Charlie Craven)

Other

#14 San Juan Worm (red, brown, cream)

#8 - #12 Wooly Buggers (black, brown, olive)

#12 - #18 Poxyback Scuds (olive, grey, pink, orange)

#14 San Juan Worm, pink or purple (tied by Dick Shinton)

#10 Spun Bunny Muddler (Steve Schweitzer)

The Park is easily fished with basic fly patterns such as Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail Nymphs, Adams, Royal Wulff’s, Trudes, basic ants and parachute hoppers.  However, there are plenty of local & guide favorite flies that just as effective, if not better.  Use the chart below to help stock your fly box!



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FISHING THE PARK

TRIP PLANNING

THE BOOK

MEDIA

AROUND THE SITE

CONTACT

Where to Fish

Guided Trips 101

Buy the Book

Podcasts

Events

Contact Us

Hatches

Backpack Checklist

Flip the Pages

Video

Sponsors


Fly Patterns

Weather

Media Reviews


About


Area Fly Shops

Licensing & Regs

Awards


Polls






Privacy


Terrestrials such as Hoppers, Ants and Beetles Are Prime Choices To Fish in the Summer