Brown Bear Tackle Box Fly Patterns

Please read the patterns carefully before attempting to tie them.

This will help avoid frustration. I have tried to put the pattern down in order of construction and some of these can become complicated and time consuming.


  Name - Chomper - V2
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  Hook - Curved nymph 10-18
  Thread - Black
Shell back Raffia to match the color of the creature you are trying to match. (See notes)
Weight Lead free wire - optional
Legs On the larger ones- a hackle of suitable color, palmered then clipped on top and sides
Body Ostrich herl of suitable color
Notes This works very well lightly weighted.
When I was a youngster, we would go out with a crude net made of window screen to catch a form of "fresh water shrimp" in the swamps at the eastern end of Moose Lake on the upper reaches of the Fraser River. They were all of a tan colour.
Years later I did the same thing while I was working in the Nass Valley and all I could find were black ones.
In the spring and summer I used them along the edges of swampy areas but in the winter they worked great when you let them drift out under the ice where a creek came into the lake.
This pattern works almost as well.