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Top 10 Best Flies for Trout

Beadhead Pheasant Tail Fly Fishing Fly Trout
Beadhead Pheasant Tail PTAIL $1.99
Beadhead Prince Nymph Fly Fishing Fly Trout
Beadhead Prince Nymph PRIN $1.99
Copper John Barrs Nymph Trout Fly
Copper John Barr's COPP $1.99
Cravens Dirty Hippie Streamer Trout Fly
Craven's Dirty Hippie HIPPIE $4.99
Elk Hair Caddis Dry Fly for Trout
Elk Hair Caddis ECAD $1.99
Gold Bead Rubber Leg Crystal Bugger Streamer Fly
Gold Bead Rubber Leg Crystal Bugger GBRLB $2.59
Lightning Bug Nymph Wet Trout Fly
Lightning Bug LIGHT $2.29
Parachute Adams Trout Dry Fly
Parachute Adams PADAM $1.99
Pass Lake Panfish & Trout Dry Fly
Pass Lake PASS $1.99
Pink Squirrel Trout Nymph Fly
Pink Squirrel PSQ $2.99

You just can’t fly fish trout without these essential trout flies.

The flies listed here are our favorite trout flies no matter where we are hitting the stream. These are the flies we have in our boxes wherever we are trout fishing.

  1. Copper John

    Copper John Trout Fly

    The Copper John is the best-selling trout fly of all time. It’s got added weight from fly tying it with a bead, epoxy wingcase and copper wire. If you fly fish trout with a nymph the Copper John is an absolute must-have.
  2. Beadhead Prince Nymph

    Beadhead Prince Nymph Trout Fly

    The Beadhead Pheasant Tail is your meat and potatoes trout fly. They imitate all sorts of different trout insects and is a great all-around option.
  3. Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph

    Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph Trout Fly

    Much like the beadhead Prince Nymph, this is an excellent all-around fly for trout that will perform in all sorts of trout fly fishing environments.
  4. Lightning Bug

    Lightning Bug Fly for Trout

    Use the lightning bug trout fly when fly fishing with a 2 fly nymph rig or as a dropper fly under a dry fly. We’ve had a lot of success with this one fly fishing the Madison River in Montana.
  5. Pink Squirrel 

    Pink Squirrel Fly for Trout

    The Pink Squirrel trout fly came out of the driftless area of Wisconsin and is one of the most effective trout flies you’ll use no matter where you go.
  6. Elk Hair Caddis 

    Elk Hair Caddis Fly for Trout

    Trout fly fishers everywhere swear by the Elk Hair Caddis. This one’s a no brainer – this one will match caddis hatches anywhere.
  7. Parachute Adams

    Parachute Adams Fly for Trout

    The Parachute Adams is one of the best all-purpose dry flies for trout. It’s hard to beat the Parachute Adams. Just put it in your fly box and be ready to deploy it.
  8. Pass Lake

    Pass Lake Trout Fly\

    The Pass Lake is a classic fly fishing pattern with Wisconsin roots that has found success hooking trout and even panfish across the United States.
  9. Gold Bead Rubber Leg Crystal Bugger

    Gold Bead Rubber Leg Crystal Bugger Fly for Trout

    Here’s an excellent option as a trout streamer. Another highly versatile option for catching all sorts of trout species.
  10. Craven’s Dirty Hippie

    Craven's Dirty Hippie Fly for Trout

    Borne from the fly tying vise of Charlie Craven, this is turning into one of our favorite new fly patterns for hooking trout.
Need more advice? Contact the fly shop for more information on what trout flies you’ve got to add to your collection before your next trip.