24 Best Fly Fishing Flies For Trout

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By Nolan Bluntzer – The Fly Crate

There are many different types of flies to choose from when fishing for trout. Innovation in trout flies change year to year, and many patterns that were once hot trout flies, don’t work as well as they use to.

Innovation in the fly tying world continues to push the envelope in fly design. New materials, new tying methods, and of course new fly tyers innovate new designs effective at catching fish. Some patterns are better then others, and sometimes, a fly pattern will work on one body of water but not another. Having confidence in the flies you choose comes from spending time on the water and experience. The goal of this article is to discuss fly patterns that work historically well, and flies that I would always carry in my fly box when guiding.

My goal here is to help you have a better understanding what flies to choose when you make your selection prior to a fishing trip, the methods best used for presenting various fly patterns, and finally, the patterns themselves. Below are patterns I would never leave home without. Of course, this is all my own opinion, experience from my time spent on various rivers in the Western United States. Every angler has fly patterns that work well for them in conditions on their home waters. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY

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