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People often ask, "What flies do I need for fly fishing in Colorado?". You can check the hatch charts for the area you are going to fish, but these are some favorites that are popular on many of the rivers, streams, and lakes in Colorado. Got a good recipe? Send it to us (with a fly or photo) and we'll include it.

Click on the links to see recipes for some of Colorado's favorite flies. Some recipes are courtesy of  Hans Weilenmann who has a great site about flies and fly-tying.

Nymphs

Emergers

Dries

Others

Some great patterns from
Evergreen CO Trout Unlimited

Steve's Midge
Steve's Midge

Stonefly Nymph
Stonefly Nymph

Pearl Teardrop
Pearl Teardrop

Pabst Blue Ribbon
PBR fly

Copper John
Copper John

Photos copyrighted and courtesy of Tim Stechert