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New Flies for 2015 from Murray’s Fly Shop

This year I’ve developed 15 new flies that will help you catch more trout and bass throughout the country. Here are the photos of these flies and information when, where and how to fish them.

1. Murray’s Mini Trout Skater- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction to the Mini Trout Skater

I developed this trout skater because of my great respect for Ed Hewitt’s Neversink Skater. I fish this in all type trout streams from April to November, both to rising fish and to cover the water where I often fish it on a greased leader with a slow skating action.
Murray's Mini Trout Skater Dry Fly for Trout - Murray's Fly Shop

2. Murray’s Purple Dun Dry- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction to the Purple Dun Dry Fly

For reasons I can’t explain, this fly often catches more trout than the standard hatch-matching flies. This is especially true when the trout seem reluctant to take other searching patterns. I use this throughout the day from March to November from tiny headwater streams to the Yellowstone River.
Murray's Purple Dun Dry Fly for Trout Fishing - Murray's Fly Shop

3. Murray’s Drake Fly, Yellow- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction to the Murray’s Yellow Drake Dry Fly

From May until late fall there are many yellowish mayflies on many streams which the trout feed upon that will take this high-floating drake well. These include the Cream Cahill, Sulphur, Pale Evening Dun, Light Cahill, Yellow Drake and Little Yellow Quill. Most of these are heaviest on the streams from mid-afternoon until dark.
Murray's Yellow Drake Dry Fly Fishing

4. Murray’s Drake Fly, Brown- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction of the Murray’s  Brown Drake Dry Fly

From the March Brown Hatch for trout to the Brown Drake Hatch for smallmouths this dry fly will give you many hours of great fishing. It is superb when the Isonychia hatch is on throughout the east and when the Brown Drake (Ephemeridae) is on in the west. Generally good from April to October.
Murrays Brown Drake Dry Fly Fishing - Murray's Fly Shop

5. Murray’s Drake Fly, Olive- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction of the Murray’s Olive Drake Dry Fly

This is outstanding throughout the country in all types of water from March to November. The large trout from the AuSable in New York to the headwater streams in the Smokies take this readily in size 14 when the green drake hatch is on. Likewise the beatis feeders throughout the country in our tailwater streams rise confidently to this in size 16.
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6. Murray’s Near Nuff Mayfly- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction to the Murray’s Near Nuff Mayfly

The great H.G. Tapply used to send me some of his wonderful flies and this mayfly is my version of one of his. Although I would call this a searching pattern, I take many trout from March to November with this even when there are heavy hatches. This floats like a cork.
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7. Murray’s Horsefly Dry- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction to the Murray’s Horsefly Dry

From May until November there are many horseflies along all of our trout streams. Fish these along the shaded banks and under overhead cover. These present a silhouette to the trout they seldom see in other dry flies and are thus very effective on heavily fished streams.
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8. Murray’s Oakworm Dry- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction of the  Murray’s Oakworm Dry Fly
I discovered the extent to which trout gorge on natural oakworms by accident when a rotten log on a stream bank produced a chum line of them. For a long distance downstream dozens of trout fed heavily upon them. All streams with timber along the banks will have trout feeding on natural oakworms from May until fall. Cast your fly upstream tight to these banks and fish it back downstream dead drift.

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9. Murray’s Yellow Jacket Dry- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction of the Murray’s Yellow Jacket Dry Fly

I developed this dry fly because of the increasing numbers of natural yellow jackets we are seeing along trout and bass streams. From April to November fish these in against the banks with a delicate two inch long line hand stripping action. On small trout streams an upstream presentation is best.
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10. Murray’s Wasp Dry- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction of the  Murray’s Wasp Dry Fly

Fish these Wasps along the banks close to the thick shrubs and below overhanging tree limbs on mountain trout streams and spring creeks from May to October. A splashy presentation followed by a slow twitching action often brings solid strikes.
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11. Murray’s Moth Dry Fly- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction of the  Murray’s Moth Dry Fly

This dry moth will take both trout and smallmouth bass in all types of water from May until October. Trout take this quickly when fished in back eddies close to the banks at dusk when fished with a slow twitching action.
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12. Tapply Dry Cooper Bug Dry Fly, Black- size 14, 16 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction of the Black Tapply Dry Cooper Bug

The original Cooper Bugs that Mr. Tapply gave me are still on my desk today. These durable high floating dry flies will take trout and bass from all types of water from April to November. Often a firm splashing presentation and a kicking action is outstanding.
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13. Bass Skater Streamer, Shad- size 6 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction of the  Shad colored Bass Skater Streamer

Available mid January 2015. I developed these skater streamers to mimic a minnow struggling on the surface when fished with a riffle hitch. From may until November fish these in the back eddies, pool tails and along the shaded banks in all bass streams.
Murray's Bass Skater Streamer - Shad color imitates fleeing minnows - most effectively fished when tied with a riffle hitch and fly fish down and across current

14. Bass Skater Streamer, Flash- size 6 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction of the Flash Bass Skater Streamer

Available mid January 2015. I developed these skater streamers to mimic a minnow struggling on the surface when fished with a riffle hitch. From may until November fish these in the back eddies, pool tails and along the shaded banks in all bass streams.
Murray's Bass Skating Streamer - Flash Color - Imitates young sunfish fleeing an aggressive smallmouth bass

15. Bass Skater Streamer, Gold- size 6 – Buy Now
Check out our Video introduction of the Gold Bass Skater Streamer

Available mid January 2015. I developed these skater streamers to mimic a minnow struggling on the surface when fished with a riffle hitch. From may until November fish these in the back eddies, pool tails and along the shaded banks in all bass streams.
Bass-Skater-Streamer-gold Murray's Fly Shop - Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Streamer pattern - tie with a riffle hitch for the most effective skating action