I’ve been working hard adding fly patterns, so I thought I’d highlight a few recent changes you may not have seen. Even if you’re not a tyer, read on because some of these fly patterns are well known flies that can be purchased at your local fly shop. You might recognize the names…now you have a picture to go with it!

In addition, I’ll be adding a few steelhead fly patterns in the near future. Any favorites I should include on the RiverKeeper Flies Steelhead Flies page? Be sure to leave a comment about your favorite steelhead fly.

Why add more fly patterns you ask? Here’s a few reasons:

  • First, I’m a fly tyer.
  • Second, I’m a fly tyer..can’t help myself.
  • When adding Throw Back Thursday Flies, several of my readers asked me to add fly pattern sheets for those flies. 
  • In some of the posts, I discuss similar or variant fly patterns, so I’ve added them as well.

Here is a list in case you haven’t seen them. I’ve sorted them by the Fly Pattern page categories:


Purple Haze

Purple Haze | www.riverkeeperflies.com

PMD Foam Emerger

PMD Foam Emerger | www.johnkreft.com

Rainbow Warrior

Rainbow Warrior | www.johnkreft.com

For the Mayflies fly patterns page click HERE.


Crystal Serendipity

Crystal Dip | www.johnkreft.com


Mercers Missing Link | www.johnkreft.com

For the Caddis fly patterns page click HERE.


Clarks Lady Stone

For the Stoneflies fly patterns page click HERE.

Lake Flies

MTs Crystal Chronomid

MTs Crystal Chironomid | www.johnkreft.com

Dougs Damsel

Doug's Damsel Nymph - Top View | www.johnkreft.com

For the Lake fly patterns page click HERE.

Steelhead Flies

Mojo Magic

Mojo Magic | www.johnkreft.com

Purple Peril

Purple Peril | www.johnkreft.com

Freight Train

Freight Train | www.johnkreft.com

For the Steelhead fly patterns page click HERE.

Crooked River Flies

And more pictures of the many variations to a couple of Bill Seitz fly patterns.

OB2Wanchironomie – Red Butt/Brown version

OB2Wanchironomie - Brown Body - Red Butt | www.johnkreft.com

OB2Wanchironomie – Chromie

Chromie | www.johnkreft.com

Two Good & Plenty options

Good & Plenty - PMD Hatch | www.johnkreft.com
Good & Plenty - PMD | www.johnkreft.com

Lights Out

Lights Out| www.johnkreft.com

For the Crooked River fly patterns page click HERE.

Well, there you have it. I have more fly patterns planned, so check back to see them!

Enjoy…go fish!

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One Comment

  1. Nice that you added Lee Clark’s new fly. The name is Clark’s Lady Stone. Tested and proven by Eric Steele this summer….It really works well.

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