Five Spring Must-Have Patterns

Spring Fly Box Fillers

With Spring springing, we're tying up bugs for the local Baetis hatches as well as some streamers and
stillwater patterns too. Here are our top picks (at least for how we're feeling lately) on what patterns to focus on for this Spring.

(Click each fly title or image to see the video)

Egan's Frenchie
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Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 14
Bead: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Red
Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 7/64" (2.8mm)
Weight: Lead Wire Spool - .010
Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs - Medium Pardo
Body 3: Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails - Muskrat Gray
Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Copper - Small
Hot Spot/Thorax: Ice Dub - UV Shrimp Pink

Complex Twist
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Hook: Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook - 2
Cone: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 210 Denier - Black
Cone: Brass Cone Heads - Copper - Large (1/4")
Weight: Lead Free Round Wire - .025
Tail 1: Nature's Spirit Prime Marabou - Long - Brown
Tail 2: Nature's Spirit Prime Marabou - Long - Olive
Body 1: UV Polar Chenille - Olive Copper
Body 2: Schlappen - Olive
Body 3: Schlappen - Fiery Brown
Veil: Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing - Hidden Treasure


Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Better Baetis
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Hook: Daiichi 1110 - Wide Gape Dry Fly Hook - 18
Body: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Olive Dun
Body: EZ Magic Dub - Olive
Tails: Mayfly Tails - Med Dun
Wing: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - Blue Winged Olive
Hackle: Whiting Hebert Miner Hackle Cape - Bronze - Light Tan Dun
Thorax: Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Olive


Tiemco TMC Ceramic Bobbin (Std)
Tiemco Tungsten Carbide Razor Scissor
Pat's Rubber Leg Variant
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Hook: Daiichi 1730 - Bent Shank Nymph Hook - 10
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Dark Brown
Tail, Legs, Antenna: Barred Sexi Floss - Yellow - Medium
Body: Stonefly Chenille - Coffee/Black
Under-Body: Lead Wire Spool - .015
Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Jet Black - 5/32" (3.8mm)

Oil Slick Buzzer
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Hook: Hanak H 333 BL Czech Nymph Hook - 12
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Black
Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Jet Black - 3/32" (2.3mm)
Body: Mirage Tinsel - Opal - Large
Under-Body Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Red - Brassie
Wing Buds: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Orange - Medium
Flash Back: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Blue - Large
Breathers: Para Post Wing Material - White
Coating: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

Other tools from the tutorial:

Stonfo Pinza Elite Hackle Pliers - Standard
Loon UV Bench Light