Top 10 Best Flies for Trout

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.

  • Beadhead Prince NymphBeadhead Prince Nymph Trout FlyThe Beadhead Pheasant Tail is your meat and potatoes trout fly. They imitate all sorts of different aquatic insects and is a great all-around option.
  • Bead Head Pheasant Tail NymphBeadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph Trout FlyMuch 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.
  • Lightning BugLightning Bug Fly for TroutUse 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.
  • Pink Squirrel Pink Squirrel Fly for TroutThe 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.
  • Elk Hair Caddis Elk Hair Caddis Fly for TroutTrout fly fishers everywhere swear by the Elk Hair Caddis. This one’s a no brainer – this one will match caddis hatches anywhere.
  • Parachute AdamsParachute Adams Fly for TroutThe 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.
  • Pass LakePass Lake Trout FlyThe Pass Lake is a classic fly fishing pattern with Wisconsin roots that has found success hooking trout and even panfish across the United States.
  • Gold Bead Rubber Leg Crystal BuggerGold Bead Rubber Leg Crystal Bugger Fly for TroutHere’s an excellent option as a trout streamer. Another highly versatile option for catching all sorts of trout species.
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.

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