Here are some recent changes I’ve made to RiverKeeper FliesThe changes include:

  • Major update to the Fly Patterns page
  • Added a Galleries page
  • Added a Custom Flies page

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Fly Patterns Page

There’s an old adage  “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

With that in mind, I’ve been busy revising the Fly Patterns page to provide a simpler method of finding flies. Clicking any picture on the new Fly Patterns page will take you to a separate page with a fly picture and fly name. Just click on the fly name for a link to the fly pattern sheet.

In addition, I’ve added a new feature I call Fly Boxes. You’ll find recommended fly patterns for the boxes listed. These came about because of the posts Crooked River Flies – DoneNew to Fly Fishing? What Flies Should I Use? and What Nymphs Should I Use? 

Remember, even if you don’t tie flies, check them out as I’ve included pictures of real insects (where possible) to show what they imitate. Many of them can be found at your local fly shop. If not, let me know and I can tie them for you.

Here’s how the Fly Patterns page is organized:

  • Mayflies
  • Caddis
  • Stoneflies
  • Midges
  • Terrestrials
  • Lake Flies
  • Steelhead Flies
  • Fly Boxes
    • Crooked River Flies
    • Basic Dry Flies
    • Basic Nymph Flies

Check out the new Fly Patterns page.

In addition, you’ll see a few new fly patterns:


Galleries Page

You’ll find Galleries on the menu tab. I’ve had lots of compliments about the pictures seen on RiverKeeper Flies, so I decided to dedicate a page for photo galleries. The first one is Throw Back Thursday Flies. Click on the link and enjoy all the flies from the past. New ones are added each week.

I’ll be adding other galleries in the future.


Custom Flies Page

You’ll find Custom Flies on the menu bar. I decided to add this page as a reminder that I sell my flies.


I hope you are enjoying the RiverKeeper Flies website.


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  1. Nice additions, John… your website is such a great resource for people like me who are new to the area and wanting to learn the flies that I should know. Its probably a darn good resource for people who aren’t new to the area too…. thanks for the effort you put into this.

    1. Ron

      Thanks for the nice comments. Being a “resource” is exactly what I’m trying to accomplish. And even though I talk about local waters, the information presented is equally relevant in other areas of the country.


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