Understanding what flies can be used to represent what insect can be confusing. Our Essential Fly Boxes feature flies that imitate every stage of life for the most common trout hatches: Caddis, Mayfly, & Stonefly. Featuring handy labeling, you will be able to pick the perfect fly easily.
“Once you are comfortable with knowing the various bugs, you can create separate fly boxes for mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, midges and terrestrials, with patterns that not only represent these individual groups but also the various stages of their lifecycles. Doing this will make you more efficient while on the water and help tremendously when trying to more accurately “match the hatch”…”
-Robert Younghanz a.k.a “The Bug Guy” Becoming an Amateur Entomologist Trout, Summer 2014