Bow River Hatch & Imitation Chart

 

We understand that some fishermen like to tie and fish their own patterns. Here is a list of the Bow's most popular patterns.

 
Dry Flies
Hatch  Month  Pattern  Size
Caddis all season
(May to Oct.)
Trailing Shuck Caddis
Elk Hair Caddis
CDC Caddis
Parachute Caddis
Peacock Caddis
Stimulator
Humpy (black)
12-14-16
Blue Winged Olive Spring and Fall Parachute Adams
Parachute Olive Hares Ear
Olive Adams
Parachute BWO
Sparkle Dun
16-18-20
Pale Morning Dun June and July Sparkle Dun
PMD Hairwing
Cahill Quill
PMD Cripple Hairwing
Thorax PMD
16-18-20
Trico late July till
end of
September
Parachute Adams
Adams
Trico Parachute
Red Flying Ant (honest)
Black Ant
Trico Spinner
18-20-22


18-20
 
Terrestrials
Hatch  Month  Pattern  Size
Terrestrials July - Sept Gord's Hopper
Dave's Hopper
Madam X
Turk's Tarantula
Double Humpy
Stimulators
Black Ant
Red Ant
Beetles
6-8-10



8-10-12
6-8-10-12
14-16-18

12-14-16

Hopper Time is everybody's favourite time on the Bow
Nymphs - Weighted or Unweighted
Theo's Red Pheasant Tail (Beadhead) 12-14-16
Hare's Ear (with or without Bead) 12-14-16-18
Pheasant Tail (with or without Bead) 14-16-18
Prince Nymph (with or without Bead) 12-14-16
Atomic Worm (with or without Bead) 6-8-10
Squirrel Nymph (with or without Bead) 6-8-10-12
Soft Hackle (with or without Bead) 12-14-16-18
Girdle Bug (olive-black-brown) 6-8-10-12
Brook's Yellowstone (with or without Bead) 6-8-10-12
Brook's Black Stonefly (with or without Bead) 6-8-10-12
Caddis Pupa 12-14-16-18
 
Streamers - Weighted or Unweighted
Bow River Bugger (olive-black-purple) 4-6-8
Clouser Minnow (black/white - white/olive) 4-6-8
Wooly Bugger (black-olive-brown) 4-6-8
Gander 4-6-8
Gartside Leech (black-olive) 4-6
Mohair Geek Leech (olive-black-purple) 4-6
White Marabou Leech 4-6
Zonker (natural-black-olive) 4-6-8
Girdle Bugger (olive-black) 4-6
Bead Head Wooly Bugger (black-olive) 4-6-8
Cone Head Wooly Bugger (black-olive) 4-6-8
 
 

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