Lake Flies

Try these flies for catching trout in Alaska’s lakes. Lake fishing in Alaska can be amazing if you have the right flies. These proven patterns catch everything from cutthroat to lake trout.

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  • White Electric Leeches are great for spring and early summer fishing for trout in the rivers. They a ...
    White Electric Leeches are great for spring and early summer fishing for trout in the rivers. They are also a killer flesh searching pattern during the salmon spawn. Having a selection of leeches in your fly box is critical to having success fishing Alaska's rivers and lakes.
  • Having a selection of leeches is critical to succeed in Alaskan lakes and streams. Olive is consiste ...
    Having a selection of leeches is critical to succeed in Alaskan lakes and streams. Olive is consistently one of the best for headwater trout, char and grayling or lake fishing. These are really nicely tied Flash-A-Buggers.
  • In the frenzy of salmon fishing, Alaska's lakes are often overlooked. From the rainbow fishing of th ...
    In the frenzy of salmon fishing, Alaska's lakes are often overlooked. From the rainbow fishing of the Matsu Valley to the Trophy Cutthroat Lakes of Southeast Alaska, these 32 flies will catch fish.
  • Pop's version of the Beadhead Wooly Bugger is a tricked out trout catching bad boy. It is espe ...
    Pop's version of the Beadhead Wooly Bugger is a tricked out trout catching bad boy. It is especially good for trout and grayling in lakes and ponds. Coastal Cutthroat and Rainbows jump all over this thing in Southeast, South Central and on Kodiak Island. It can be fished with or without a sink tip.


  • The Zuddler in Black is a premier searching fly for big trout. There are streams in Bristol Bay wher ...
    The Zuddler in Black is a premier searching fly for big trout. There are streams in Bristol Bay where this fly outfishes all others. The Kenai River has given up some massive winter rainbows on it, too.
  • The Zuddler in Brown is a great secondary color when searching for big trout. There are streams in B ...
    The Zuddler in Brown is a great secondary color when searching for big trout. There are streams in Bristol Bay where this fly outfishes all others.
  • We usually lead off with Black Zuddlers and if they aren't producing the Olive goes on next. A great ...
    We usually lead off with Black Zuddlers and if they aren't producing the Olive goes on next. A great sculpin-leech pattern that big trout love. Killer lake cutthroat or rainbow fly, too.
  • This unique fly has been tied with an all white body and short red throat section. We don't know whe ...
    This unique fly has been tied with an all white body and short red throat section. We don't know whether the trout see the red throat as gills or as an attractor, but we do know they slam it! Perfect for both stream and lake fishing for trout and char.
  • Find yourself out chasing lake trout, brown trout, and brook trout? The brown and yellow Dolly Llama ...
    Find yourself out chasing lake trout, brown trout, and brook trout? The brown and yellow Dolly Llama is the ideal color combo for you. Trout cannot resist the allure of a brown and yellow Dolly Llama dipping and diving past them. Montana and Wyoming anglers take note, too. This one is a high water fish magnet.
  • This unique fly has been tied with an all white body and short red throat section. We don't know whe ...
    This unique fly has been tied with an all white body and short red throat section. We don't know whether the trout see the red throat as gills or as an attractor, but we do know they slam it! Perfect for both stream and lake fishing for trout and char. Oh, and pike like it, too!
  • When it comes to trout fishing, the Dolly Llama is our top fly pattern. The Tungsten Mini version in ...
    When it comes to trout fishing, the Dolly Llama is our top fly pattern. The Tungsten Mini version in All Black is a great addition to the line up. From clear water to glacial or tannic streams, the All Black hooks em up!
  • This Mini Tungsten Dolly Llama is going to be wicked for an array of different trout. Wyoming and Mo ...
    This Mini Tungsten Dolly Llama is going to be wicked for an array of different trout. Wyoming and Montana anglers take note, the Brown & Yellow is your brown trout slayer. Grab a few and add them to your line up.
  • Turk's Tarantula in Red is a great dry fly for a dropper rig or when the trout are looking for a big ...
    Turk's Tarantula in Red is a great dry fly for a dropper rig or when the trout are looking for a big bite. Tarantulas are also very effective in the lakes when the trout are looking up. 
  • This new version of the Tarantula is even better for topwater trout. Cutthroat especially love its b ...
    This new version of the Tarantula is even better for topwater trout. Cutthroat especially love its big profile and red body. Dead drifted in rivers or stripped in the lakes, the Red Turk's Tarantula is a winner. 
  • Our new Yellow Turk's Tarantula is a more natural version of the big topwater slayer. Great for cutt ...
    Our new Yellow Turk's Tarantula is a more natural version of the big topwater slayer. Great for cutthroat in lakes and rivers, it can be dead drifted or stripped with great effectiveness. 
  • Rainbows, grayling and cutthroat are all suckers for a big dry fly now and then. Early season in the ...
    Rainbows, grayling and cutthroat are all suckers for a big dry fly now and then. Early season in the rivers or lake fishing any time, the Black Chernobyl Ant can be dead drifted or stripped with great success.
  • Our version of the Carey Bugger incorporates a hint of flash in this classic lake and stream fly. Th ...
    Our version of the Carey Bugger incorporates a hint of flash in this classic lake and stream fly. The small size and profile ideally matches leeches that trout and char love to gobble up. Make sure to have a few in you trout box.
  • The Olive Beadhead Carey Bugger is a favorite of trout in the lakes. Our version of the Carey B ...
    The Olive Beadhead Carey Bugger is a favorite of trout in the lakes. Our version of the Carey Bugger incorporates a hint of flash in this classic lake and stream fly. The small size and profile ideally matches leeches that trout and char love to gobble up. Make sure to have a few in you trout box.
  • Trout in the lakes love little nymphs. The Neon PT is super buggy and the gold bead adds a nice bit ...
    Trout in the lakes love little nymphs. The Neon PT is super buggy and the gold bead adds a nice bit of attraction. Ideally fished off of a sink tip line.
  • A super cool and deadly version of the prince nymph that works very well in the lakes as well as the ...
    A super cool and deadly version of the prince nymph that works very well in the lakes as well as the rivers. Grayling and rainbows love this fly. 
  • Beadhead Pheasant Tails have proven themselves as a favorite of trout. The Hot Belly P.T. amps this ...
    Beadhead Pheasant Tails have proven themselves as a favorite of trout. The Hot Belly P.T. amps this up with an attractor thorax that Alaskan Trout love. Great as a river or lake fly.
  • If cutthroat or grayling are on your list, the Pink Hot Belly P.T. needs to be in your box. Whether ...
    If cutthroat or grayling are on your list, the Pink Hot Belly P.T. needs to be in your box. Whether you are fishing a river or lake, the pink thorax on this fly is irrestistable.
  • The Beadhead Tungsten Thin Mint is our favorite lake fly in Alaska! Hands down. Made up of olive, bl ...
    The Beadhead Tungsten Thin Mint is our favorite lake fly in Alaska! Hands down. Made up of olive, black, and brown marabou along with a peacock body. This fly catches fish. The added weight of the tungsten head makes it that much fishier.
  • The Rootbeer & Orange Pop's Bugger is especially good in off color or tannic water. Think ...
    The Rootbeer & Orange Pop's Bugger is especially good in off color or tannic water. Think cutthroat ponds in S.E. or coastal creeks from Ketchikan to Cordova.

    Coastal Cutthroat and Rainbows jump all over this thing in Southeast, South Central and on Kodiak Island. It can be fished with or without a sink tip.
  • Our custom White UV Mini Leech is a killer lake fly or micro Egg Sucking Leech to fish during the fl ...
    Our custom White UV Mini Leech is a killer lake fly or micro Egg Sucking Leech to fish during the flesh season. At 1.5" in length it is stealthy but deadly.
  • Black is the first color to try in Alaskan lakes. A beadhead black bugger with a little flash will g ...
    Black is the first color to try in Alaskan lakes. A beadhead black bugger with a little flash will get the job done. This is also a classic standby river pattern for trout, char and grayling. 
  • Cherry Chocolate can be outrageous in the lakes and slow moving stretches of river. It is also a sol ...
    Cherry Chocolate can be outrageous in the lakes and slow moving stretches of river. It is also a solid color to try if Black and Olive are not working.
  • The Beadhead Bugger Midnite Fire is tied with a body that has just a touch of red and black. It real ...
    The Beadhead Bugger Midnite Fire is tied with a body that has just a touch of red and black. It really makes this bugger pop. A great lake or headwater trout fly.
  • Get down with the Brown! Alaskan lakes are full of leeches and brown is a great color to have i ...
    Get down with the Brown! Alaskan lakes are full of leeches and brown is a great color to have in the fly box.
  • A deadly little attractor pattern for cutts in streams or lakes. Also works as an attractor/searchin ...
    A deadly little attractor pattern for cutts in streams or lakes. Also works as an attractor/searching fly for rainbows and dollies in the rivers.
  • Trout in Alaska's lakes love leeches and they love eggs. The Bead Belly Leech is a subtle but deadly ...
    Trout in Alaska's lakes love leeches and they love eggs. The Bead Belly Leech is a subtle but deadly combination of the two. Try this fly near the in-flow creek during spawning season. The Blood Black version is ideal in tannic or off-color water.
  • Trout in Alaska's lakes love leeches and they love eggs. It is hard to beat an olive leech and this ...
    Trout in Alaska's lakes love leeches and they love eggs. It is hard to beat an olive leech and this one takes it up a notch. Try this fly near the in-flow creek during spawning season.
  • The Olive/Black Bead Belly leech has been vacuumed up by many a trout, Dolly and grayling. Fish it d ...
    The Olive/Black Bead Belly leech has been vacuumed up by many a trout, Dolly and grayling. Fish it deep and slow or strip it out of the weed beds.
  • The Black UV Mini Leech is a prime little lake fly or grayling fly in the headwaters of large rivers ...
    The Black UV Mini Leech is a prime little lake fly or grayling fly in the headwaters of large rivers. At 1 1/2" in length it is small enough to look natural but with a bright orange bead to attract attention.
  • Need a micro Egg Sucking Leech? Here it is. If you are fishing the headwater stretches of a river, t ...
    Need a micro Egg Sucking Leech? Here it is. If you are fishing the headwater stretches of a river, this is the fly to search with. Try swinging this little killer for grayling, char and rainbows.
  • We don't know what it is about little pink leeches in lakes, but trout can't stay off them. An outst ...
    We don't know what it is about little pink leeches in lakes, but trout can't stay off them. An outstanding sea run cutthroat fly in both rivers and lakes.
  • The Egg Sucking Leech on steroids! The Black Pearl lead eye version lets you fish salmon on a floati ...
    The Egg Sucking Leech on steroids! The Black Pearl lead eye version lets you fish salmon on a floating line, gives the fly extra action in the water and the sparkle chenille gives it a little extra pop. In #2 and #4 it is a very effective salmon and steelhead fly. The #6 is the all-around trout player. The #8 is one of the best lake flies for cutthroat trout going. 
  • The Wintergreen Egg Sucking Leech is a solid searching pattern for trout in the creeks. Especially i ...
    The Wintergreen Egg Sucking Leech is a solid searching pattern for trout in the creeks. Especially in the spring. It is also is a good leech/attractor in the lakes. 
  • If you are going to fish sub-surface for pike, you would be hard pressed to find a better fly than t ...
    If you are going to fish sub-surface for pike, you would be hard pressed to find a better fly than the Cockroach. At 4" in length, it will get their attention. It is a superb Lake Trout fly, too.
  • Johnson's Freaky Frog is a killer on pike in the late spring and early summer. Armed with a spring-w ...
    Johnson's Freaky Frog is a killer on pike in the late spring and early summer. Armed with a spring-wire weed guard, this bad boy can be fished in all kinds of weedy conditions.

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