Charlie Craven,owner of Charlie’s Fly Box in Arvada, Colorado , recently (5/1/20) shared a link on Facebook called 24 Must Have Trout Patterns. The link is to a Fly Fisherman Magazine YouTube playlist with tying videos for each of the twenty four flies. If you’re a fly tier, each of the videos are presented by Charlie. His tying tutorials a nothing less than fabulous.
I share a similar sample fly box with my fly fishing students. It is one of the top ten questions they ask. Here’s the list of flies:
Elk Hair Caddis, Hare’s Ear, Stimulator, Prince Nymph, Mercer’s Z-Wing Caddis, Copper John, Kaufmann’s Stone, X-Caddis, Harrop’s Hair Wing Dun, Wooly Bugger, Jujubee Midge, Fur Ant, Foam Beetle, Griffith’s Gnat, Parachute Adams, Letort Hopper, Muddler Minnow, Sparkle Caddis Pupa, Royal Wolf, Clouser Minnow, Slumpbuster, San Juan Worm, WTE 101 Pheasant Tail, Egg Fly.
A few tying videos that might come in handy:
Matt’s Midge tied by Pat Dorsey– An imitation of a hatching adult midge