Fly of the Week

@anna_on_the_fly is on the water constantly. She is constantly trying new things -- new flies, new techniques, and new gear. We are grateful that she's an Ambassador for DiscountFlies. And, we're grateful that she shares her knowledge and adventures with us in the "Fly of the Week" (or month during the "off" season) Column.

Below is a listing of the flies that have been featured in our Fly of the Week blog post.

Please note that this is a compilation of flies that have been highlighted at some point in the past in our Fly of the Week blog post. This is not a listing of flies on special this week. Our weekly newsletter, which you can sign-up to receive at the bottom of this page, will highlight weekly fly deals. Perhaps one of our future fly deals should be all of the flies featured in the "Fly of the Week" column...stay tuned!

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Fly of the Week - Pheasant Tail - Ice

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Size 14 (86 Available)
Size 16 (48 Available)
Size 18 (258 Available)
Size 20 (63 Available)

  • Code: N-PHTI
  • Quantity in Basket: none

Price as low as: $1.49
This adaptation of a traditional pheasant tail is particularly effective on the Colorado River. Colorado River Guide, Mark Proctor, swears by this pattern!

Check out our Fly of the Week blog post on the PT Ice here.
Prices for Pheasant Tail - Ice
1 flies
$2.41 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.81 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.61 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.54 ea.
12+ flies
$1.49 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Fly of the Week - Bjorn's Flash Midge Larva

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Size 16 (135 Available)
Size 18 (71 Available)
Waiting List Size 20
Size 22 (88 Available)

  • Code: N-BFLML
  • Quantity in Basket: none

Price as low as: $1.43
Bjorn's Flash Midge Larva is tied with an iridescent black/green body, typical of the majority of Midge Larva. Best to dead drift this fly, and fish it deep.

Check out our Fly of the Week blog post on Bjorn's Flash Midge Larva here.
Prices for Bjorn's Flash Midge Larva
1 flies
$2.31 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.73 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.55 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.48 ea.
12+ flies
$1.43 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Fly of the Week - Rojo Midge - Black

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Size 18 (38 Available)
Size 20 (118 Available)

  • Code: N-ROJBL
  • Quantity in Basket: none

Price as low as: $1.37
The small, red glass bead combined with a gill tuft and bright wire rib make for a very effective nymph. Fish the Rojo Midge as you would any other midge pattern.

Check out our Fly of the Week Blog post about the Rojo Midge here.
Prices for Rojo Midge - Black
1 flies
$2.21 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.66 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.48 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.41 ea.
12+ flies
$1.37 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Fly of the Week - Bjorn's Flash Midge Pupa

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Size 16 (52 Available)
Size 18 (135 Available)
Size 20 (24 Available)
Size 22 (63 Available)

  • Code: N-BFLMP
  • Quantity in Basket: none

Price as low as: $1.43
Bjorn's Flash Midge Pupa is tied with an iridescent black/green body, typical of the majority of Midge Pupa.

Dead Drift this emerging midge pattern. Go deep with it if you see no surface action, otherwise, fish the pattern in the film.

Check out our Fly of the Week blog post about Bjorn's Flash Midge Pupa here.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Bjorn's Flash Midge Pupa
1 flies
$2.31 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.73 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.55 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.48 ea.
12+ flies
$1.43 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Fly of the Week - Blindside Midge - Grey

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Size 18 (110 Available)
Size 20 (211 Available)
Size 22 (45 Available)
Size 24 (91 Available)

  • Code: N-BSMG
  • Quantity in Basket: none

Price as low as: $1.53
Mr Easdon created this beauty over twenty years ago.  Ostrich -- an overlooked material -- is a genius way to add a soft hackle.  This fly has quite a following among anglers in Colorado, but we know it fishes well in a lot of places.  


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Blindside Midge - Grey
1 flies
$2.46 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.84 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.65 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.57 ea.
12+ flies
$1.53 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Size 16 (293 Available)
Size 18 (242 Available)
Size 20 (215 Available)
Size 22 (237 Available)

  • Code: N-ZMBR
  • Quantity in Basket: none

Price as low as: $1.40
We'd like to know how many fish the zebra midge fools each year. It is a lot. Adding the glass bead imitates the tiny buble of gas the midge uses to float itself from the bottom to the top of the water. Fish this pattern at any depth.

Check out our Fly of the Week blog post on the Zebra Midge Bubbleback  here.
Prices for Zebra Midge Beadhead Bubbleback - Red
1 flies
$2.26 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.70 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.51 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.45 ea.
12+ flies
$1.40 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Fly of the Week - Jiggy Red Dart

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Size 12 (330 Available)
Size 14 (324 Available)
Size 16 (347 Available)
Size 18 (330 Available)

  • Code: N-JRDART
  • Quantity in Basket: none

Price as low as: $1.74
The Jiggy Red Dart is one of the most successful nymphs to be fished in the competitive fly fishing arena.  This fly produces everywhere it is fished, particularly when the water is cold. We use a CDC soft hackle a bit more movement in the water.

Bead/Hook Sizes:
#8, 10 & 12 hook: 3.8 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead
#18 hook: 2.2 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead
#14 hook: 3.3 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead
#20 hook: 2.0 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead
#16 hook: 2.8 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead
#22 hook: 1.5 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead

This fly is tied on a Hanak 450BL


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Jiggy Red Dart
1 flies
$2.80 ea.
2-3 flies
$2.11 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.88 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.79 ea.
12+ flies
$1.74 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Fly of the Week - Breadcrust

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Size 14 (258 Available)
Size 16 (276 Available)
Size 18 (253 Available)

  • Code: N-BREAD
  • Quantity in Basket: none

Price as low as: $1.33
This fly imitates a cased caddis larva, and is very effective!

Check out our Fly of the Week blog post on the Beadhead Breadcrust and Breadcrust here.
Prices for Breadcrust
1 flies
$2.13 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.60 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.43 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.37 ea.
12+ flies
$1.33 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Fly of the Week - Breadcrust Beadhead

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Size 14 (111 Available)
Size 16 (241 Available)
Size 18 (143 Available)

Price as low as: $1.40
Created by PA tyer Rudy Sentiwany in the1940s and popularized by now retired Colorado tyer Ed Rolka, this pattern can be difficult to find. It's a classic! it imitates a cased caddis larva very well.  With a bead head, this fly gets down in a hurry.

Check out our Fly of the Week blog post on the Beadhead Breadcrust and Breadcrust here.
Prices for Breadcrust Beadhead
1 flies
$2.26 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.70 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.51 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.44 ea.
12+ flies
$1.40 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Fly of the Week - Glo Bug - Candy Flame

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Size 12 (106 Available)
Size 14 (102 Available)

  • Code: N-GBCFL
  • Quantity in Basket: none

Price as low as: $1.19
Eggs...the egg has been the confidence fly for so many fly fishers throughout the years and a guides box always has a row or two of these colorful little balls of goodness. Of all the eggs out there, the Glo Bug has been the favorite of the eggs styles. Often fished in tandem with a different color Glo Bug or a San Juan Worm under an indicator.
Prices for Glo Bug - Candy Flame
1 flies
$1.92 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.44 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.28 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.23 ea.
12+ flies
$1.19 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated