Custom Trout Flies

Creating the right fly for the right time on the right river.

We apply the finest craftsmanship and care for every fly we tie. I primarily hand-tie for midwestern seasonal patterns within the US.

– FEATURED PATTERNS –

These are fly patterns that I’m tying a lot of currently. They do rotate through the year based on seasons and personal interest. That said, I will tie any pattern no matter the season or location. For a full listing of standard flies see Seasonal Fly Patterns below. Prices range from $2-$6 each. If you are interested in discussing options, give me a call and we can discuss!

Mad River Sulfur Thorax Dun Fly

Mad River Thorax Dun

Moose Sulfur Klinkhammer Fly

Sulfur Klinkhammer

Moose Holston Orange Sulfur Cripple Fly

Amber Sulfur Crippled Dun

Michigan Dark Green Drake Parachute Fly

Dark Green Drake Parachute

Michigan Dark Green Drake Cripple Fly

Dark Green Drake Crippled Dun

Michigan Green Drake Spinner Fly

Green Drake Crippled Spinner

– CUSTOM FLY PATTERNS –

I specialize in custom hand-tied trout flies. Though I have many go-to patterns, I will challenge myself to tie any trout fly for any season on any river. I only tie with the finest quality materials. Below is a snapshot of what I’d be looking to discuss in order to create a custom pattern for you. For a full case study check out “Custom Fly: Big Horn River in Montana.”

River

What kind of river (Freestone, Tailwater, Spring Creek, Lake)? Location and destination?

Bugs

What kind of insects are being observed on and around the water? The time of year will predominantly influence this.

Season

More than anything, time of the year dictates what bugs you will encounter either hatching or splashing and what the trout are searching for to eat.

Color

Nature imitating nature. When choosing patterns, I use natural materials whenever possible.

Size

Matters! Matching what size of bug the trout is searching for and eating is critical to your success.

Stage

Stage makes a difference. Time of the day usually dictates what pattern or stage appears most natural and vulnerable.

– SEASONAL FLY PATTERNS –

Below is a full list of my standard patterns based off midwestern seasons. Prices range from $2 – $6 each. If you are interested in a custom trout fly, let’s discuss. I’m ready for a good challenge!

Spring

MAYFLY
Two Quill Gordon flies stuck to a cork
Quill Gordon
Fancy gordon hooked into a cork
Fancy Gordon
Parachute adams mayfly hooked into a cork
Parachute Adams
Thorax dun hooked into a cork
Thorax Dun: Hendrickson, Sulfur, Olive & PMD
Polar cripple dun hooked into a cork
Polar Cripple Dun: Hendrickson, Sulfur, Olive & PMD
Polar cripple spinner mayfly hooked into a cork
Polar Cripple Spinner
CDC comparadun hooked into a cork
CDC Comparadun
Klinkhammer emerger hooked into a cork
Klinkhammer Emerger: Hendrickson, Sulfur, Olive, PMD & Pheasant Tail
CDC emerger hooked into a cork
CDC Emerger
CADDIS
Two polar parachute caddis hooked into a cork
Polar Parachute: Black, Tan, Olive & Caddis Green
Elk river caddis hooked into a cork
Kings River Caddis
Elk hair caddis hooked into a cork
Elk Hair Caddis

Summer

MAYFLY
Original & Parachute Adams Mayfly
Adams: Original & Parachute
Four polar cripple dun mayflies hooked into a cork
Polar Cripple Dun: Brown Drake, Slate Drake, Green Drake, Gray Drake, Cream Cahill, Light Cahill, Hex, Olive & White Fly
Klinkhammer emerger hooked into a cork
Klinkhammer Emerger: Pheasant Tail & Peacock
CADDIS
Four polar parachute hooked into a cork
Polar Parachute: Black, Tan, Olive & Caddis Green
Elk river caddis hooked into a cork
Kings River Caddis
TERRESTRIAL
deer hair beetle hooked into a cork
Deer Hair Beetle
Polar ant hooked into a cork
Polar Ant
Griffins gnat hooked into a cork
Griffins Gnat
Deer fly hooked into a cork
Deer Fly
Mattress thrasher hooked into a cork
Mattress Thrasher
Jassid beetle hooked into a cork
Jassid Beetle
Yellow hammer hooked into a cork
Yellow Hammer
Sheep fly hooked into a cork
Sheep Fly
STONEFLY
Yellow sally hooked into a cork
Yellow Sally
Early Black Stonefly
Early Black

Fall & Winter

MAYFLY
Thorax dun hooked into a cork
Thorax Dun: BWO
Polar cripple mayfly hooked into a cork
Polar Cripple: BWO
CADDIS
Two caddis polar parachute hooked into a cork
Polar Parachute: Tan & Cinnamon
Caddis with legs hooked into a cork
Caddis with Legs
STREAMER
Rustys matuka hooked into a cork
Rusty’s Matuka: Olive, Black, Yellow & Natural
Woolly bugger hooked into a cork
Woolly Bugger: Olive, Black & White
NYMPH & LARVAE
Four CDC caddis larvae hooked into a cork
Caddis Larvae
Jungle cock nymph hooked into a cork
Jungle Cock Nymph
Kingfisher nymph hooked into a cork
Kingfisher Nymph
Pheasant tail nymph hooked into a cork
Pheasant Tail
Prince nymph hooked into a cork
Prince Nymph
Tellico nymph hooked into a cork
Tellico Nymph

– TESTIMONIALS –

I have had many opportunities to fish with Greg’s flies and I would rank his quality with the best tiers in the country. If I still operated my fly shop, I would not hesitate to stand behind his flies and would proudly sell them in my shop.
Tom Frick
As a General Manager and Head Guide of ReelFlyRod Outfitters, our shop is expected to deliver the best in quality to our fly fishing clients. Morrett's flies deliver the best in quality, durability, and matching the hatch. When a subtle brown is sipping a cripple on a crystal clear stream, a Morrett fly will only be tied on my leader!
Matt “Parker”
My passion is to match hatching flies and primarily fish dry flies. I have come to Greg on numerous occasions with some wild idea about a size, color, or appearance of something I saw on the stream. He continues to amaze me with his creations that match the hatches in my head.
Tom Frick
I have watched Greg tie flies for 20 years and I continue to be amazed at how meticulous he is with creating even the tiniest details of each fly. They are all miniature, unique and beautiful, impressionistic pieces of art.
Melanie Morrett