|Popular Kamloops Area Fly Patterns|
Kamloops patterns for stillwater fishing cover most species in sizes 16 to 6. In the spring and the fall we have boatman flights and chironomids from ice-off to ice-on with mayflies, damselflies, dragonflies, sedge/caddis flies and leeches plus more subspecies of each. Colors of each species can vary from time of year as it can from different lakes as can size. The general rule of thumb is the warmer it gets the bigger the bugs get. I would say year round patterns are chironomids, leeches, and shrimp. These species are only supplanted by existing hatches ie. mayflies, damselflies, so its good to have a well supplied fly box with different patterns in different colors and sizes. Along with all the natural bugs you will find that attractor patterns will work as well.
Nymph and Wet Flies
Midges & Emergers
Streamers & Leeches