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Suggestive Patterns

Seal Bugger Weighted - $2.75

The fly patterns listed below are the flies I’ve designed for stillwater. They are suggestive imitating a variety of food sources trout eat. I don’t believe you need alot of flies, but you need a variety of colors and sizes of reliable patterns that catch trout.

This is the most suggestive fly I use for all stillwaters. It is an improved version of the wolly bugger. I've replaced the chenile with seals fur or a suitable subsitute which gives the fly more appeal, imitating not 1 but a host of food sources found in lakes. It can be fished effectively with most sinking fly lines and with a variety of retrieves. Stock this fly in a vaiety of colors and sizes to match the many different variety of habitats found in still waters.

Color Patterns
  Body Hackle Tail
1 Black/Red Purple Black
2 Black/Red Purple Burgandy
3 Olive Brnt Orange Olive
4 Olive Brnt Orange Brnt Orange
5 Black Brnt Orange Black
6 Black Brnt Orange Brnt Orange
7 Olive Grizzly Olive
8 Black Grizzly Black
9 Brown/Red Black Brown
10 Black Black Black
11 Olive/Red Black Dark Olive
12 Olive/Red Black Black

Price: $2.75 qty

Denny’s Multi-tailed Seal Bugger - $2.75

Thank heavens fly tying is an endless activity of creating and brainstorming. The fly patterns of tomorrow have yet to be created, but we are working on it. Another version of my Seal Bugger resulted in this Multi-tailed pattern with a few other changes. The more obvious change is that I added another color to the tail to give the fly a little added appeal. I also added Holographic flash-a-bou instead of the standard flash-a-bou over the tail. In the body I added ice dub and mixed it with seals fur. On many lakes where I tested this pattern there was no apparent difference, but on others there was marked improvement in the bite. You be the judge.
 
Color Patterns
  Body Hackle Tail
1 Black/Red Burgandy Burgandy/Black
2 Olive Brnt Orange Olive/Brnt Orange
3 Black Brnt Orange Brnt Orange/Black
4 Black Black Yellow Black
5 Black Burgandy White/Burgandy
6 Olive Olive White/Dark Olive

Price: $2.75 qty

Denny’s Emerging Bugger - $2.75

This fly captured the attention of a lot of stillwater anglers last year based on the response I’ve received. I wanted another emerging pattern to complement my A.P. Emerger, but with the appeal of a bugger style fly. This pattern filled that need and then some. It is now a go-to fly for me for trophy sized trout. It is best fished with a sink tip or a full sinking line moved in an upward angle.
Color Patterns
  Body Hackle Tail
1 Blk/Red Seal/Pea Ice Dub Burgandy Black
2 Blk/Red Seal/Pea Ice Dub Burgandy Burgandy
3 Olv Seal/Olv Ice Dub Brnt Orange Olive
4 Olv Seal/Olv Ice Dub Brnt Orange Brnt Orange
5 Blk Seal/Blk Pea Ice Dub Brnt Orange Black
6 Blk Seal/Blk Pea Ice Dub Brnt Orange Brnt Orange

Price: $2.75 qty

Note: Body is mixed with Ice Dubbing 50/50 and tails have
two strips of Holographic Flashabou over the top.


 Denny’s Leech Weighted - $2.50

Never go near stillwater without an assortment of leech patterns. I prefer the Janssen style leech and have tried and fished them since my first encounter on lakes. Since leeches are found in almost all stillwaters throughout the world, supply yourself with a good variety of colors and sizes.
Price: $2.50 qty

 Denny’s Multi-Wing Leech - $2.50

This new pattern has multi-colored marabou wings with flashabou over the top for added appeal. It has the same suggestive appearance as the regular leech patterns I tie and fish. It is weighted at the head with 20 turns of .020 lead and can be fished with almost any fly line at a variety of depths where fish hold. I fished it for the first time in the fall of 2004 with excellent results.
Price: $2.50
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NEW! - Denny’s Stillwater Bug - $2.50
stillwater bug
The Stillwater Bug may be the most suggestive fly I’ve ever fished. It’s silhouette is similar to a leech, bugger or combination of both. It’s a weighted pattern that moves and breathes with each pull of the retrieve, simulating something alive and edible to trout. I sampled this fly on a dozen lakes in 2006 and the best I could do was a 13 pound rainbow. Hopefully, you may be able to do better. Believe me, it works.
Color Patterns
  Tail Wing Body Thorax Hackle
1 Black Black Black Purple/Ice Burgundy
2 Burgundy Burgundy Burgundy Fuchsia/Ice Burgundy
3 Dk.Olive Dk.Olive Dk.Olive Golden Brown/Ice Brnt Orange
4 Brnt Orange Dk.Olive Dk.Olive Golden Brown/Ice Brnt Orange
5 Brnt Orange Black Black Golden Brown/Ice Brnt Orange
6 Black Black Black Golden Brown/Ice Brnt Orange
7
White Marabou
Dark Grey Marabou
Dark Grey Marabou
Peacock Ice Dub
Brnt Orange
8
White Marabou
Dark Olive Marabou
Dark Olive Marabou
Peacock Ice Dub
Brnt Orange
9
Red Marabou
Black Marabou
Black Marabou Peacock
Ice Dub
Burgundy
10
Red Marabou
Dark Grey Marabou
Dark Grey Marabou
Peacock Ice Dub
Black
11
White Marabou
Black Marabou
Black Marabou
Golden Brown/Ice
Brnt Orange
12
Red Marabou
Dark Olive
Marabou
Dark Olive Marabou
Golden Brown/Ice
Brnt Orange

Price: $2.50
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Streamer Patterns

Denny's Stillwater Minnows - $2.50
stillwater minnow
The Stillwater Minnow is an exciting new addition to my streamer series of flies that complements the Shiner and Chub Minnow. The major change in this streamer is the addition of marabou over deer or polar bear hair to give the fly more movement and suggestive look. It pulsates when pulled through the water, suggesting a host of little minnows, which was the basis for its name. I prefer it in size 8 and 10, which were the two sizes I tested the pattern over a host of lakes in 2006. I’m offering six different pattern colors, but if you tie your own, get creative and try other colors to match your lakes.

Price: $2.50 qty


NEW!
- Denny’s Shiner Series
- $2.50

This pattern exploded on the scene in the fall of 2003. The numbers of large trout landed through this past season bare out the effectiveness of this fly. Tied with a polar bear hair substitute gives the fly an appearance of a live minnow. Mixed with the right shades of crystal flash, flashabou and Angel Hair, this pattern looks and moves like a real minnow - I’ll tell you this, the trout agree. I tied it for pursuing big trout in still or moving water, but many anglers have used it for other species of game fish as well. Retrieve it in semi-rapid 8-10 inch pulls and get a tight grip on the rod.
Price: $2.50 qty

Impressionistic Nymphs

Denny’s Stillwater Nymphs - $2.50

The Stillwater Nymph is as deadly as any fly I ever designed for stillwater trout. This is a highly suggestive pattern imitating a host of food sources found in lakes, especially the damsel nymph. I’ve added some new versions after testing them extensively on lakes throughout the western states last season. This fly seems to work when most other patterns fail. The burnt orange hackle has a lot to do with the fly’s success. It’s best fished on a 5 or 7 foot clear sink-tip or the Camo intermediate line. Use short slow pulls when water temperatures are above 50 degrees.
Color Patterns
  Body Hackle Tail Back
1 Olive Brnt Orange Olive Olive
2 Olive Brnt Orange Brnt Orange Olive
3 Cinnamon Brnt Orange Brnt Orange Brnt Orange
4 Olive Ice Dub Brnt Orange Olive Black
5 Olive Ice Dub Brnt Orange Black Black
6 Peacock Brnt Orange Olive Olive
7 Peacock Brnt Orange Brnt Orange Olive

Price: $2.50 qty

Denny’s All Purpose Emerger - $2.75

I never go near lakes or moving water without this pattern. It has proven so deadly since I first designed it, I had no idea it would be so successful. I find it especially effective for big brown or any species of trout when they are honed in on emerging insects or feeding in the top few inches. Fish it with the Camo intermediate or with a 5 or 7 foot clear sink-tip line. Use slow 4-6 inch pulls.

 

Price: $2.75 qty

Denny’s Callibaetis Nymph - $2.50

This is such a deadly fly when trout are feeding on Callibaetis mayflies on or in the surface film. I prefer the grey Callibaetis in size 12 or 14 fished with an intermediate or 7 foot clear sink-tip with slow 4-6 inch pulls. The Peacock Callibaetis or Olive Peacock Callibaetis is extremely consistent for me which makes it my first choice when probing shallow water or in depths of 1-4 feet. The same two fly lines apply here as well. I like this fly is sizes 10 and 12.
Color Patterns
  Body Hackle Tail Wing Case
1 Grey Hareís Ear Grey Grizzly Wood Duck Wood Duck
2 Black Peacock Black Black Black
3 Olive Peacock Burnt Orange Olv. Wood Duck Olv. Wood Duck
4 Peacock Peacock Burnt Orange Wood Duck Wood Duck
5 Black Peacock Peacock Burnt Orange Black Black

 

Price: $2.50 qty

Denny’s Diamond Weighted - $2.50

The Diamond is a mayfly imitation. I use it for exploring depths of 2-6 feet when no insect activity is present. This pattern is best fished on the Camo intermediate line in sizes 10 or 12 with jerky 4-6 inch pulls. This is a good fly for dark days, rippled or off-colored water.

 

Price: $2.50 qty

Denny’s Midge Larva  - $2.50 

Basically a chironomid pupae or larva pattern, it depends on the depth and angle you choose to fish it. I find this fly an outstanding choice for brown trout especially in the fall. On many days, it’s my best fly when probing depths of 8-10 feet or when midges are working.

Price: $2.50 qty

NEW! - Denny’s Damsel Nymph - $2.50

Damsels are a key food source for trout from June through September. This pattern was tested extensively throughout 2006 to find out if the trout would accept it as food, regardless of what itís supposed to imitate. They did, and Iíve added it to my arsenal of stillwater patterns. I tied numerous variations before settling on these two versions, which are basically the same except for the thorax and hackle color. Both worked well, at times, one a little better than the other, but no significant difference.

Remember, this pattern should be fished in the top 12 inches with a slow 4-6 inch pull and pause or hand twist retrive.
Color Patterns
  Tail Wingcase Thorax Hackle
1 Olive Clear Skinny Skin Peacock Herl Olive
2 Olive Clear Skinny Skin Peacock Herl Burnt Orange
3 Burnt Orange Clear Skinny Skin Peacock Herl Burnt Orange

Price: $2.50 Sizes 10-12 qty

Denny’s Dragon Weighted - $2.50

Dragonfly nymphs are common in most nutrient lakes in the western states. They are found on or near the bottom and crawl out on shoreline rocks or vegetation to hatch. My dragonfly nymph is close to a Carey Special except I changed the body from chennile to seals fur or you can use a suitable substitute. I believe this makes the fly more suggestive and the trout seem to agree. Use a full sinking line to get the fly on the bottom regardless of depth.

 

Price: $2.50 Size 8 qty


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