A selection of recipes, including old favourites and some original patterns

  • This Diving Caddis fly is one of my own designs and it's intended to imitate the egg laying, diving females of the Hydropsyche genus - the Tan Caddis and the Spotted Sedge.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Trout
  • The Cahill wet fly is a very easy tie that is highly effective in the spring during mayfly hatches.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Trout
  • The Partridge and Yellow is a very famous Yorkshire wet fly that is still highly effective and very easy to tie.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Trout
  • The Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear (GRHE) has to be one of the most famous and effective nymphs out there. This particular style of GRHE mimics swimming nymphs like Isonychias.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Nymph, Species - Trout
  • The ubiquitous Woolly Bugger catches everything.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Streamer, Species - Trout, Species - Bass, Species - Steelhead
  • The CDC Emerger is best used when trout are hitting mayflies, but not the duns.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Trout
  • The Kings River Caddis is my go-to pattern when the Spotted Sedge is on the water.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Dry, Species - Trout
  • The Green Rock Worm is great for those cold, clear brook trout streams.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Rob Clarke, Type - Nymph, Species - Trout
  • The Elk Hair Caddis is the classic caddis dry imitation.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Rob Clarke, Type - Dry, Species - Trout
  • The Mickey Finn is a classic streamer with broad applications.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Streamer, Species - Trout, Species - Bass, Species - Steelhead, Species - Salmon, Species - Pike
  • Designed by Bob Clouser, the Clouser streamer is an effective fly for any species of bass.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Streamer, Species - Bass, Species - Striped Bass, Species - Steelhead, Species - Pike
  • The Yak 9 Pike Fly is one of my patterns that has proven to be durable, easy to cast, and catches pike.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Streamer, Species - Pike
  • The Bunny Leech is effective for both bass and steelhead.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Rob Clarke, Type - Streamer, Species - Bass, Species - Steelhead
  • The Partridge and Orange is a classic Yorkshire wet fly, and a favourite of trout everywhere.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Trout
  • The Marabou Spey. Marabou flies are very effective steelhead patterns.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Rob Clarke, Type - Wet, Species - Steelhead
  • Learn how to use the techniques and tools for tying tube flies.

    Level - Beginner, Technique - Tube Fly
  • The Midwest Leech, an effective pattern from Michigan guide Matt Zudweg.

    Level - Experienced, Tyer - Rick Whorwood, Type - Streamer, Type - Wet, Species - Steelhead
  • The Slammer is a popular B.C. pattern that Rick uses with equal effectiveness in the Great Lakes.

    Level - Experienced, Tyer - Rick Whorwood, Type - Wet, Type - Streamer, Species - Steelhead
  • The Lady Caroline, one of the most famous Spey flies to ever grace a river.

    Level - Experienced, Tyer - Rob Clarke, Type - Wet, Type - Spey, Species - Salmon, Species - Steelhead
  • The Cummins is an effective Atlantic salmon or steelhead wet fly.

    Level - Experienced, Tyer - Rob Clarke, Type - Wet, Species - Salmon, Species - Steelhead
  • The Amherst Spey is a dynamite steelhead pattern.

    Level - Experienced, Tyer - Rob Clarke, Type - Wet, Species - Salmon, Species - Steelhead
  • The Blue Charm is one of the best east coast producers of Atlantic salmon.

    Level - Experienced, Tyer - Rob Clarke, Type - Wet, Species - Salmon, Species - Steelhead
  • The Rusty Rat is an original Canadian east coast pattern.

    Level - Experienced, Tyer - Rob Clarke, Type - Wet, Species - Salmon, Species - Steelhead
  • The Green Highlander is a famous Atlantic salmon pattern that is a favourite on Canada’s east coast.

    Level - Experienced, Tyer - Rob Clarke, Type - Wet, Species - Salmon, Species - Steelhead
  • The Brown Trout Weamer has been my most successful pattern, responsible for fourteen different species of fish.

    Level - Experienced, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Type - Streamer, Species - Trout, Species - Steelhead, Species - Bass, Species - Pike, Species - Striped Bass, Species - Salmon
  • The Emerald Shiner imitates a popular baitfish for both bass and steelhead.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Streamer, Species - Steelhead, Species - Bass
  • The B&C Thingy has proven to be a very effective steelhead tube fly

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Type - Streamer, Species - Steelhead, Species - Bass
  • Named after a famed East Coast salmon guide, The Austin has done well with early fall steelhead and Atlantic salmon.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Steelhead, Species - Salmon
  • The Dirty Harry was my original Weamer design (elements of a wet fly and a streamer, then fished like either one) and it was designed to fish when rivers were high and running off colour.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Steelhead
  • The Little Brown Thing or LBT is my best fly for making second pass over a steelhead when they have plucked at my first offering.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Steelhead
  • This Steelhead partridge and Orange is a variation on the famed Yorkshire wet fly of the same name. This one is good when steelhead are fussy. It can be swung as well as dead drifted.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Steelhead
  • The Grey Catt caught my first Cattaraugus Creek steelhead on this well known New York state steelhead and bass creek, hence the name.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Steelhead
  • The Black Nosed Dace is a common minnow in our area and very popular with bass and steelhead. This fly is an adaptation of a pattern on of my fishing buddies loves to use and a very effective one too.

    Level - Beginner, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Streamer, Species - Steelhead, Species - Bass
  • The Yellowtail is a slick salmon or steelhead fly that will penetrate well and stay down.

    Level - Experienced, Tyer - Peter Charles, Type - Wet, Species - Steelhead, Species - Salmon