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  1. Adams Dry Trout Fly Fishing

    Adams

    Adams: This is probably the most popular dry fly in the world. A great general pattern that can match an unlimited amount of Mayflies. When in doubt fish an Adams, it is a great go-to pattern for any darker colored Mayfly hatch.

    Starting at: $0.92

  2. Adams Irresistable

    Adams Irresistable

    Irresistable Adams: A deer hair body version of the classic Adams dry fly. The deer hair makes this pattern higher floating. A better choice over a standard Adams for fast water.

    Starting at: $0.92

  3. Adams, Extended Body

    Starting at: $0.92

  4. Adams, Female

    Adams, Female

    Female Adams: A variation of the standard Adams dry fly. The bright yellow butt represents the female dropping her eggs back in the creek, which is another point when the duns are vulnerable to a waiting trout.

    Starting at: $0.92

  5. Adams Parachute Dry Fly Fishing Trout

    Adams, Parachute

    Parachute Adams: The parachute version of the classic dry fly. The parachute style sits down in the water's film, providing a better profile more similar to the natural. A better choice for calmer water. This pattern is an absolute "must-have".

    Starting at: $0.92

  6. Adams, Parachute Hi Viz

    Adams, Parachute Hi Viz

    Hi Viz Parachute Adams: The parachute version of the classic dry fly. The parachute style sits down in the water's film, providing a better profile similar to the natural. Hi visibility post makes this a great choice for low light conditions.

    Starting at: $0.92

  7. Baetis Dun

    Baetis Dun

    Baetis Dun: A very realistic representation of a Baetis (BWO) dry. This pattern is excellent on finicky fish, the translucent wings have a way of triggering a strike from otherwise reluctant trout.

    Starting at: $0.92

  8. Baetis Zinger

    Baetis Zinger

    Baetis Zinger: A very realistic representation of a Baetis (BWO) dry. This pattern is excellent on finicky fish, the translucent wings have a way of triggering a strike from otherwise reluctant trout.

    Starting at: $0.92

  9. Black Drake, Parachute

    Black Drake, Parachute

    Black Drake, Parachute

    Starting at: $0.92

  10. Black Gnat

    Black Gnat

    Black Gnat: An long time favorite dry fly. This classic pattern should earn its way into everyone's fly box. A very good general purpose dry fly.

    Starting at: $0.92

  11. Black Gnat, Parachute

    Black Gnat, Parachute

    Parachute Black Gnat: An long time favorite dry fly. This classic pattern should earn its way into everyone's fly box. A very good general purpose dry fly.

    Starting at: $0.92

  12. Black Quill

    Black Quill

    Black Quill

    Starting at: $0.92

  13. Blue Dun

    Blue Dun

    Blue Dun: Classic general purpose dry fly. This fly can be used to mimic many different Mayflies. When short of an exact match, this is a pattern that will work.

    Starting at: $0.92

  14. Blue Dun, Parachute

    Blue Dun, Parachute

    Blue Dun, Parachute

    Starting at: $0.92

  15. Blue Quill

    Blue Quill

    Blue Quill: An exact imitation. This hatch is one of the earlier hatches of the season.

    Starting at: $0.92

  16. Blue Quill, Parachute

    Blue Quill, Parachute

    Blue Quill, Parachute

    Starting at: $0.92

  17. Blue Wing Olive

    Blue Wing Olive

    Blue Wing Olive: BWOs are an extremely prevelant Mayfly and hatch at various times throughout the year, making them a very important food source for Trout. This dry fly is the exact match.

    Starting at: $0.92

  18. Blue Wing Olive, Duck Wing

    Blue Wing Olive, Duck Wing

    Blue Wing Olive, Duck Wing

    Starting at: $0.92

  19. Blue Wing Olive, Parachute

    Blue Wing Olive, Parachute

    Parachute Blue Wing Olive: Blue Wing Olives are an extremely prevelant Mayfly and hatch at various times throughout the year, making them a very important food source for trout. The parachute style is the perfect choice for calmer water.

    Starting at: $0.92

  20. Blue Wing Olive, Parachute Hi Viz

    Blue Wing Olive, Parachute Hi Viz

    Hi Viz Parachute Blue Wing Olive: Blue Wing Olives are an extremely prevelant Mayfly and hatch at various times throughout the year, making them a very important food source for trout. This Hi Viz version is perfect for low light conditions.

    Starting at: $0.92

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Mayfly dry fly are arguably the most elegant insects of the fly fishing world. They vary in size and color and are a staple in the trout’s diet. As fly fisherman, mayfly fly patterns frequently fall upon in our fly boxes throughout the year.

Mayfly fly patterns have 2 wings that sit vertical, and have transparency to them and often detailed designs. Adult mayflies are most often fished and easily identified via terrestrial flies. They will have their wings intact and will be floating well on the water. Though the mayfly dry fly spends little time on the water, this stage is the most popular dry flies for fly fishing on most rivers. If you get down to the fishes’ level on the river on a cloudy day, you will see a lot of these on the water and heads popping and slurping them down just as quickly. Mayfly fly hatches can happen anytime of the day, though morning and evening are often the most prolific.

One mayfly fly that stands out among the rest is the all-knowing BWO, or baetis. This mayfly fly pattern can be imitated with various fly selections. The Adams is a very well-known mayfly fly that imitates this mayfly well, amongst many other. These are a very dominant bug in the western states.

The mayfly fly offer year-round dry fly fishing and are located across the world. Some of the most prolific hatches are mayfly dry fly. Baetis will hatch year-round giving mayfly dry fly patterns a necessary place in your box anytime you’re on the water, try a Baetis Zinger or Blue Wing Olive Parachute flies to imitate them. In the spring and summer, you have dozens of different species that hatch. If it weren’t for mayflies, entomology would really be rather simple. Mayflies hatch at all different times of the year, the nymphs can look pretty different from species to species and they vary greatly in size. It’s best to refer to local hatch charts and talk to local fly shops on the rivers you plan to fish to discover what mayfly fly may be hatching at any given time of the year. Always good to have a wide assortment of mayfly fly patterns on hand, meaning size, shape and color. For the mayfly, the sailboat like wings are the key to identifying it’s a mayfly fly. They are delicate, slow flying and beautiful. Though identifying the species from each other can be more of a challenge, mayflies themselves are likely the easiest dry fly to identify. A spinner (dead dry fly like Trico Spinner) will often have the wings laid out to the sides on the water.