Fly patterns will vary greatly throughout the year, and from one river to the next.  Your guides will know what is working where and you can always stop into the Trout Stalkers Fly Shop and stock up on the MVPs prior to your trip.  There are several standard patterns that any angler ought to have in his/her box when fly fishing for Trout in Southwest Montana.  Here is a partial list:

DRY FLIES

  • Parachute Adams #14-20
  • Royal Wulff #12-16
  • Stimulator #10-16
  • Royal Trude #12--16
  • Elk Hair Caddis #12-18
  • Blue Wing Olive #16-22
  • Pale Morning Dun #12-16
  • Griffiths Gnat #18-24

NYMPHS

  • Pheasant Tail #12-22
  • Hare's Ear #10-20
  • Prince Nymph #12-16
  • Red Squirrel #12-16
  • Serendipity #12-18
  • George's Stone #6-10
  • Girdle Bugs #4-10
  • Psycho Prince #10-16
  • San Juan Worms #6-12
  • Scuds #12-20

STREAMERS

  • Wooly Buggers #2-10 black, brown, olive, purple-all types
  • Zonker #2-6 Natural (pearl/copper) and olive
  • Sculpzilla #4-6
  • Trevor's Sculpin #4
  • Double Bunny #2-6
  • Sculpin Patterns #2-8