Trout/Char Wet Fly Patterns

Alaska fly fishing for wild rainbow trout is the ultimate mecca for serious trout anglers the world over. For many, it is the dream of a lifetime. The enormous quantities of food available to rainbow trout (and steelhead, cutthroat, and grayling) in Alaska allows them to grow to immense size. Insect hatches in June and July provide an opportunity to take monster trout on dry fly patterns. The annual salmon smolt migration in June provides yet another opportunity for hooking and landing giant rainbow. Throughout the season, trout can be taken on flies representing bait fish, sculpin, Arctic lamprey, and rodents. Then, after the salmon start to make their runs, salmon eggs and decaying salmon flesh provide the protein that grow monster-sized trout and steelhead. Bristol Bay Flies offers fly patterns to cover every available food choice in Alaskan waters. Many of our flies are ordered every season by the leading Alaskan lodges because their guides know exactly what will work for their clients on the rivers they fish. If you would like to know what they use, contact us with the date of your trip, the rivers you plan to fish, and what species you are targeting. It is our business to see that you are successful.

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'Lectric Leech

'Lectric Leech

All-black woolly buggers with blue Flashabou™ tied into the sides and tail. Big rainbow, silver salmon, and steelhead hit these hard! Popular Alaskan pattern on the Brooks, Kvichak, Newhalen, Naknek, Kenai, and Alagnak area rivers. Heavily weighted. 2x strong series 5263 nymph hook. Sizes: 2, 4, 6.
$2.75
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Alaska Mary Ann

Alaska Mary Ann

This classic pattern is the official fly of the Alaska Flyfishers Club. The subtle white and silver colors work for all predatory fish. Unweighted, Daiichi 2441 salmon hook. Sizes: 4, 6 only.
$2.25
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Alaskan Black-Nosed Dace

Alaskan Black-Nosed Dace

Popular for Dolly Varden, pink salmon, and rainbow trout in streams or lakes, this pattern imitates salmon smolt and stickleback. We add an overwing of peacock herl for greater effectiveness. Series 5263 nymph hook. Unweighted. Sizes: 4, 6 only.
$2.50
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Alaskan Smolt

Alaskan Smolt

An olive-colored version of the Blue Smolt and widely used in the Bristol Bay area. Effective for rainbow, salmon, char, and large grayling. Weighted. 2x strong series 5263 nymph hook. Sizes: 4, 6.
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Alaskan Zonker

Alaskan Zonker

Imitates the stickleback minnow, early-season smolt, or any variety of forage fish, including the Great Lakes alewife, chief food source of the Great Lakes salmon. Useful all season. White and Natural Gray are particularly good on the Kenai River. Weighted, 3x strong series 9395 hook. 4-inch length. Size: 4. Colors: White, Natural Gray, Olive, Blue Smolt, Purple, Black.
$2.75
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Articulated Flesh Fly

Articulated Flesh Fly

This is it, folks: the ultimate Flesh Fly on the market. With alternating marabou and specially-dyed pink, orange, and white rabbit strips, two orange glow beads in the middle, nickel-plated lead eyes for deep probing, and the articulation provided by this string leech -- rainbow, Dollies, and char will go crazy! This pattern rocks! Do not head to Alaska without it. Daiichi 2441 salmon hook. Size: 4.
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Articulated Flesh Fly (unweighted)

Articulated Flesh Fly (unweighted)

When the current is slower, the water not as deep, or you just prefer a lighter flesh pattern, this unweighted version is just the thing. Specially-dyed peach and flesh rabbit strips (Fleshy Pink), a 6mm peach bead in the middle, and the articulation provided by this string leech will drive rainbow, Dollies, and char crazy!! Size: 4.
$3.25
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Battle Bunny

Battle Bunny

Take a Battle Creek Special, tie on a strip of ginger rabbit fur, and you have one of the hottest late-season flesh and egg patterns in Alaska. Superior fly for rainbow, char, and Dolly Varden. Weighted series 5263 nymph hook. Sizes: 4, 6.
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Battle Creek Special

Battle Creek Special

An attractor pattern useful when you need to cover a lot of water. Highly visible pattern even under high water conditions. Excellent late season flesh/egg pattern. Good for rainbow, steelhead, char, silver, king, and sockeye salmon. Weighted. Series 5263 nymph hook. Sizes: 2, 4, 6 only.
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Bead Chain Eye Alevin

Bead Chain Eye Alevin

Standard alevin pattern used all over Alaska. Pearl diamond braid and pearl Flashabou™ tail with a reddish egg sac. Great early season pattern. Series 5263 nymph hook. Size: 8.
$1.95
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Bead Head Two-Toned Woolly Bugger

Bead Head Two-Toned Woolly Bugger

This version of the egg-sucking leech has been knocking out steelhead, Dolly Varden, rainbow, New England brook trout, and grayling all over Alaska, the Great Lakes feeder streams, and New England and Eastern Canada as far north as you can find brookies. Tied skinny with white on the bottom and a color top, this fly imitates sculpin, a main food source for all predatory species. Black is one of the top flies for steelies on Chautauqua Creek, Canadaway Creek, Cattaraugus Creek in NY. Also a top fly for the Schoolhouse and Black Hole on the Pulaski, NY Salmon River (where the world record silver salmon was caught). Great reports out of Maine for Brook trout as well! 2x strong series 5263 nymph hook. Size: 4. Colors: Olive/White, Purple/White, Black/Chartreuse.
$2.25
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Bead Sucking Cone Head Leech, Size 2

Bead Sucking Cone Head Leech, Size 2

An original pattern we developed, this is the latest twist on what is probably the most famous fly pattern used in Alaska. The cone head provides weight and a most enticing action to the fly. Our #1 seller!! The color beads actually emit a phosphorescent glow when charged by a flashlight, sunlight, or camera strobe. This feature increases the effectiveness of the fly during periods of reduced visibility and high glacial silt, and the extra energy emitted is detected by trout and salmon even in full daylight. Great pattern for kings, silvers, rainbow and steelhead. Fantastic results reported using the Black/Glo Orange (aka the Halloween Fly) for late season silver (coho) salmon and giant rainbow on the Kenai, Lake Creek, Naknek, Talkeetna, Susitna, Chulitna, Nushagak, Alagnak, Goodnews, Copper, Kvichak, and Togiak rivers, and for kings under low water conditions. Tied on 2x-strong Daiichi 2220 streamer hook. Size: 2 only. Colors: Purple/Glo Pink, Black/Glo Orange, Black/Glo Green, Chartreuse/Glo Green, Fuchsia/Glo Pink, White/Glo Pink.
$2.75
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Bead Sucking Cone Head Leech, Size 4

Bead Sucking Cone Head Leech, Size 4

Popular demand has led us to offer the famous Bead-Sucking Cone Head Leech in a size 4 hook. Great pattern for silvers, rainbow, Dolly Varden, charr, and steelhead. Fantastic results reported on the Kenai, Lake Creek, Naknek, Talkeetna, Susitna, Chulitna, Nushagak, Alagnak, Goodnews, Copper, Kvichak, and Togiak river systems. Tied on 2x-strong Daiichi 2220 streamer hook. Size: 4 only. Colors: Black/Glo Orange, Purple/Glo Pink.
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Blue Smolt

Blue Smolt

Very popular Alaskan smolt pattern widely used in the Wood River, Tikchik Lakes, and Iliamna (Bristol Bay) areas during the June smolt out-migration. Effective for rainbow, salmon, char, and large grayling. Weighted. Series 5263 nymph hook. Sizes: 4, 6.
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Bristol Bay Smolt

Bristol Bay Smolt

You can't fish Alaska in the spring without a smolt pattern, and this may be one of the best. We designed this highly successful pattern for one of Alaska's leading lodges. Tied with Super HairTM , this fly is as translucent as the real thing. Silver body for flash, followed by bands of white, olive or blue, and peacock herl. Killer pattern. Unweighted. Series 5263 nymph hook. Sizes: 4, 6 only. Colors: Olive, Blue.
$2.25
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Bunny Popsicle Fly (NEW)

Bunny Popsicle Fly (NEW)

AKA the Bunny Pop Fly, the Bunny Popsicle Fly has the proven colors of the very popular marabou Popsicle, but is more durable. One of the top fly color patterns for King Salmon, Silver Salmon, and Steelhead. The combination of orange, pink, and purple drives fish crazy. Strikes are not subtle, so you'll know when it's "fish on"! Just get the net ready. Heavily weighted cone head with 30 wraps of .025 lead-free wire under the body on a 2X strong Tiemco 5263 hook. Size 2.
$3.25




Candy Cane (NEW)

Candy Cane (NEW)

Need a good, small, lightly weighted flesh fly pattern? This is it. Tied on a size 6 Daiichi 1720 hook and weighted with .025 non-lead wire, this pattern fills the need for a smaller flesh pattern that can be used all season. Shell pink chenille body palmered with white rabbit, the Candy Cane has the color and pulsing action that drives trout, steelhead, char, Dolly Varden, and grayling crazy. Safe for use in California waters. Size 6
$2.00




Carcass Bunny Flesh Fly

Carcass Bunny Flesh Fly

They don't look like much, but boy, do they catch fish! We tie our salmon flesh flies on 2x strong nymph hooks and weight them heavily. These are great flesh imitators to be used any time after the spawn. Salmon Flesh represents fresh flesh, Ginger represents flesh that has been in the water for awhile and doubles as a sculpin imitator, and white represents salmon flesh that has been bleached out by the sun and water. You'll need all three depending on where you are in the river. Highly recommended pattern. Sizes: 4, 6. Colors: Ginger, White, Salmon Flesh.
$2.00
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Cone Head Articulated Leech

Cone Head Articulated Leech

Deadly fly pattern for large rainbow, steelhead, and salmon on Bristol Bay streams and southwestern Alaska. Rabbit strip leech pattern with an articulated hinge giving unbelievable action. Must have Alaskan fly fishing fly pattern on the Naknek, Alagnak, and Kanektok Rivers. Tungsten cone head. Daiichi 2441 salmon hook. Size: 2. Colors: Hot Pink, Chartreuse, Black, Purple, White, Fl. Orange, Fuchsia (not shown).
$3.50
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Cone Head Battle Creek Special

Cone Head Battle Creek Special

The perfect searching pattern, especially on fast moving streams. Front weighted like a jig and thus highly effective. Can be fished as a streamer cross current or allowed to roll on the bottom like a nymph. Highly visible pattern even under roiled water conditions. Great early season pattern for probing unfamiliar waters or excellent late season flesh/egg pattern. Good for rainbow, steelhead, char, silver, king, and sockeye salmon. 2x strong Daiichi streamer hook. Sizes: 4, 2.
$2.75
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Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy is the legendary "yarn fly" for Alaskan trout and one of the best-kept "secret lodge flies". This yarn-winged flesh and egg pattern is fantastic and works all season! Looks like a glob of milt-covered salmon eggs or a tasty bite of salmon flesh. The Peach and White colors represent washed out salmon flesh or dead eggs, two of the favorite monster trout meals. The yarn wing assists anglers by allowing more time to set the hook as the fish's teeth get hung up in the yarn. Rainbow hit these hard and the more chewed-up they get, the better they work! Some lodges use more than 300 dozen of these per season. Unweighted on a heavy-duty 2X strong series 5262 nymph hook. Size: 6 only. Colors (body chenille/tail & wing): Shell Pink/Champagne, Fl. White/Peachy King, Peach/Champagne, Fl. Orange/White.
$1.75
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Dolly Llama - Sizes 2 & 1/0

Dolly Llama - Sizes 2 & 1/0

One of the hottest fly patterns in Alaska today for Rainbow, Steelhead, King, Chum, and Silver/Coho salmon. Extra heavy Alaska cone head, strong, sharp hook. The swirling, articulated action of the Dolly Llama elicits powerful strikes from salmon and trout. We use size 2 and size 1/0 Daiichi 2557 Intruder hooks because that's what you'll need for Alaska's big rainbow and salmon. The size 2 hooks have a 3/8-inch gape so they are legal on all fly-fishing-only waters. Articulation comes from the "string". We use 50 lb. SpiderWire for its strength and abrasion resistance. The sacrificial front hook is hand ground to eliminate sharp edges. No one matches our quality and they won't tell you what hook they use either. Olive/White and Black/White imitate the Arctic lamprey eel, a giant rainbow favorite snack that invades coastal Alaskan rivers such as the Naknek, Alagnak, Kvichak, Nushagak, and Kenai. Generally, salmon love the bright colors and flash, but often, later in the day, only dark patterns like the black/white will elicit strikes. This is especially true of silver (coho) salmon. Use chartreuse near the salt, on the Kenai, and in gin clear rivers. Pink and Fuchsia are favorites of King, Chum, and Silvers. As for kings, the old saying is: "dark fly for a dark day, bright fly for a bright day". We suggest black/blue, black/purple, or purple/black for the dark fly and chartreuse/blue and pink/orange for the light fly. Silvers on the Kenai have been going for chartreuse/white and Tutti Frutti. Our size 2/0 Magnum Dolly Llama can be found on the King's Corner page. Size: 2, 1/0. Colors: Black/Blue, Fuchsia/White, Little Rainbow Trout, Pink/Orange, Purple/Black, Black/White, Chartreuse/Fl. Blue, Chartreuse/White, Olive/White, Pink/Chartreuse (aka Tutti Frutti), Pink/Purple, Pink/White, Salmon Flesh, Black/Purple (not shown).
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Egg Sucking Bunny Leech

Egg Sucking Bunny Leech

Called the "Alaskan Express Fly" by some, these fill the bill for a pattern smaller than our Bead-Sucking Cone Head Leech. Weighted. Daiichi 2220 nymph hook. Sizes: 4, only. Colors: Purple/Shell Pink Egg, Black/Shell Pink Egg.
$2.50
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Egg Sucking Leech

Egg Sucking Leech

The original number one Alaskan pattern that works for all species. If you are heading to Alaska, or just want to catch fish anywhere, pack a bunch of these! The ESL will catch everything from grayling to rainbow to salmon and everything in between. Highly recommended. Weighted Daiichi 2220 hook. Sizes: 4, 6 only. Colors: Purple/Shell Pink Egg, Black/Shell Pink Egg.
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Katmai Leech

Katmai Leech

This white pattern rarely fails to interest rainbow after they have refused standard sculpin imitations. Tied weighted, zonker-style, on a Daiichi 2340 hook. White rabbit strip over a pearl cactus chenille body, orange rubber legs, and a shell pink chenille egg. This fly was featured in Fish Alaska Magazine. Size: 4.
$3.00
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Marabou Black Ghost

Marabou Black Ghost

A venerable streamer pattern that has stood the test of time. Very popular all across the nation and in Alaska to represent a small baitfish. Best used as a shallow-running fly on a floating line. Unweighted. Series 5263 nymph hook. Size: 4 only.
$2.25
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Mickey Finn

Mickey Finn

Perhaps the most famous of all American streamers, this classic pattern is an excellent standby in Alaska for rainbow, steelhead, char, cutthroat, and salmon. The Mickey Finn is especially valuable in off-color waters because of its high visibility. We tie ours with alternating bands of yellow and red Super HairTM . The resulting transparency is superior to bucktail versions. Unweighted. Series 5263 nymph hook. Sizes: 4, 6, 8.
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Morrish's Mouse

Morrish's Mouse

This mouse pattern is a real floater, especially useful on fast waters. Spun and trimmed deer hair topped with a foam back maintain bouyancy and keep this fly floating high upon the surface and away from snags. Great pattern to wake across the current or on the swing for rainbow, steelhead, and silvers. A real favorite "up North." Size: 2.
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Mouserat

Mouserat

Dave Whitlock gets credit for this beautiful fly pattern. Looks like the real thing, and when waked across the current or plopped off a bank, will fool any rainbow, Dolly, or char. Even silvers have been known to attack this pattern. Spun natural deer hair, with realistic eyes, whiskers, and a tail. This pattern makes a great wake on the swing. Size: 2.
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Mr. Hankey (NEW)

Mr. Hankey (NEW)

One of the newest mouse patterns that fishes with a lot of life-like motion on the water. Mr. Hankey has a foam back and a trailing hook, making short strikes and water-logged flies a thing of the past. No matter how you cast it, he lands right side up and ready for hook-up. Great pattern for rainbow, char, and pike in the backwater sloughs. Size 2.
$3.95




Orange Comet

Orange Comet

Quick sinking pattern best used in fast or deep water. Great pattern for steelhead, rainbow, sockeye, Dollies, and pink salmon. Bead chain eyes for weight. 2X strong nymph hook. Size: 4.
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Salmon Fry

Salmon Fry

Designed by Hank Pennington, this fly rides upside-down to reduce snagging. Bead chain eyes, gold flash, and olive bucktail make for a sparse tie. Fished dead drift with twitches to enhance the illusion of life, it is favored by large Dollies and trout across Bristol Bay, Kodiak Island, and the Alaska Peninsula. Series 5263 nymph hook. Size: 10.
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Steelhead Bomber

Steelhead Bomber

Fantastic "mouse" pattern. Spun deer hair body palmered with grizzly hackle and white calf tail ends. This pattern floats like a cork all day long. Chug it along the stream bank, across the current, or along weed lines in lakes, and be ready for some explosive fun. A Bomber is rarely taken in a timid manner. Excellent pattern for steelhead, silvers, rainbow, and pike. 2X strong nymph hook. Sizes: 4, 6.
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Thunder Creek Streamer

Thunder Creek Streamer

Hot pattern in Alaska's Brooks River area to imitate sockeye fry, but used everywhere. Deadly. Tied on a nickel-plated Targus 9394 straight-eyed hook. Head is double-coated for a glossy and durable finish. Size: 10.
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Wiggle Tail

Wiggle Tail

Ron Hyde created this attractor egg pattern that is popular on the Goodnews River and other western Alaska streams. Works for rainbow, Dolly Varden, all salmon, and grayling. Unweighted on a 2x-strong series 5263 nymph hook. Size: 4. Colors: Orange/Orange, Pink/White.
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