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Drifthook Pro Guide Set

In the session we will go over every box and give a quick explanation about the patterns provided—the names and what they represent. As your boxes and your abilities progress, you will see that they start to vary more in size and quantity. But here at Drifthook, we wanted to start with the most successful patterns and sizes and then give you the opportunity to build your collection for extended fun on the water.  

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So why did we break out the PRO Guide Set?

Because not only is the PRO our most comprehensive set, but it also will bring your fly fishing to a new level. In addition, with your purchase, you get to help build and mold new techniques in the Drifthook Fly Fishing System.

I believe that if you do not learn at least one new thing a day, then that day is wasted. What better way to harness the vast knowledge of a dedicated fly fisherman than to be able to give you an open forum to become the “PRO” at your technique?

The flies in the set were chosen based on a combined knowledge of over 45 years of fly fishing, but I feel that any system can be improved, and I want to continuously improve Drifthook.

I believe that each one of you is a PRO because you have found this system and are committed to learn and to continue learning—or you most likely would not be here.

If you purchased the PRO Guide Set, you will be receiving an email with information on how to get involved with this program and the additional benefits included.

But don’t worry if you didn’t get an opportunity to purchase the PRO Guide Set at its extremely discounted price when you first discovered the Drifthook Fly Fishing System.

Because I want to build my program to be the best that it can be, you can go ahead and still become a part of the Drifthook PRO Guides by clicking the “shop” button on the home page. And good news—it’s still extremely discounted off the retail price. So let’s dive into the two boxes in this amazing fly set—200 flies!

Box one of the Pro Guide set is the GUIDE NYMPH Box. This is a vast collection of nymphs for any season or situation. These flies are broken down into the same manner as our introductory fly box.  

Midges
Mayfly
Worms/Eggs
Caddis
Caddis-Mayfly
Mayfly-Stonefly
Stonefly

Side A, Row 1 starts our Midge patterns. It includes:
(1) Mercury Midge, Black – Size #16
(1) Mercury Midge, Black – Size #18
(1) Mercury Midge, Black – Size #20
(1) Tungsten Bead-head Zebra Midge (Curved), Black – Size #16
(1) Tungsten Bead-head Zebra Midge (Curved), Black – Size #18
(1) Tungsten Bead-head Zebra Midge (Curved), Black – Size #20
(1) Tungsten Bead-head Zebra Midge (Curved), Red – Size #16
(1) Tungsten Bead-head Zebra Midge (Curved), Red – Size #18
(1) Tungsten Bead-head Zebra Midge (Curved), Red – Size #20
(1) Juju Bee Midge – Size #18
(1) Juju Bee Midge – Size #20
(1) Juju Bee Midge – Size #22
(1) Juju Bee Midge – Size #24

Side A, Row 2 continues your Midge collection:
(1) Rainbow Warrior – Size #18
(1) Rainbow Warrior – Size #20
(1) Disco Midge, Pearl – Size #18
(1) Disco Midge, Pearl – Size #20
(1) Rojo Midge – Size #18
(1) Rojo Midge – Size #20
(1) Micro Larva, Fluorescent Red – Size #16
(1) Micro Larva, Fluorescent Red – Size #18
(1) Micro Larva, Fluorescent Red – Size #20
(1) Micro Larva, Fluorescent Red – Size #22
(1) Micro Larva, Fluorescent Brown – Size #18
(1) Micro Larva, Fluorescent Brown – Size #20
(1) Micro Larva, Fluorescent Brown – Size #22
(1) Micro Larva, Fluorescent Brown – Size #24
(1) Brassy – Size #20
(1) Brassy – Size #18

Side A, Row 3 moves into the Mayfly collection:
(1) RS2, Gray – Size #20
(1) RS2, Gray – Size #22
(1) RS2, Olive – Size #20
(1) RS2, Olive – Size #22
(1) Lightning Bug, Red – Size #14
(1) Lightning Bug, Red – Size #16
(1) Lightning Bug, Red – Size #18
(1) Lighting Bug, Pearl – Size #14
(1) Lighting Bug, Pearl – Size #16
(1) Lighting Bug, Pearl – Size #18
(1) Flashback Pheasant Tail (Bead-head), Gold – Size #18
(1) Flashback Pheasant Tail (Bead-head), Gold – Size #20
(1) Flashback Pheasant Tail (Bead-head), Gold – Size #22
(1) Flashback Pheasant Tail (Bead-head), Green – Size #18
(1) Flashback Pheasant Tail (Bead-head), Green – Size #20
(1) Flashback Pheasant Tail (Bead-head), Green – Size #22

Side A, Row 4 continues your Mayfly imitations collection:
(1) Hare's Ear, Black – Size #18
(1) Hare's Ear, Black – Size #20
(1) Hare's Ear, Black – Size #22
(1) Hare's Ear, Natural – Size #18
(1) Hare's Ear, Natural – Size #20
(1) Hare's Ear, Natural – Size #22
(1) Hare's Ear, Olive – Size #18
(1) Hare's Ear, Olive – Size #20
(1) Hare's Ear, Olive – Size #22
(1) Barbless Flashback Hare's Ear – Size #12
(1) Barbless Flashback Hare's Ear – Size #14
(1) Barbless Flashback Hare's Ear – Size #16
(1) Flashback Hare's Ear (Bead-head), Natural – Size #18
(1) Flashback Hare's Ear (Bead-head), Natural – Size #20
(1) Flashback Hare's Ear (Bead-head), Natural – Size #22
(1) Flashback Hare's Ear (Bead-head), Olive – Size #18
(1) Flashback Hare's Ear (Bead-head), Olive – Size #20
(1) Flashback Hare's Ear (Bead-head), Olive – Size #22

The last row on Side A is finished with egg patterns and annelids (worms):
(1) Sparkle Worm, Red – Size #8
(1) Sparkle Worm, Red – Size #10
(1) Sparkle Worm, Red – Size #12
(1) San Juan Worm – Size #8
(1) San Juan Worm – Size #10
(1) San Juan Worm – Size #12
(1) San Juan Worm – Size #14
(1) Glo Bug Red Dot (Egg), Orange – Size #10
(1) Glo Bug Red Dot (Egg), Orange – Size #16
(1) Glo Bug Red Dot (Egg), Peach – Size #10
(1) Glo Bug Red Dot (Egg), Peach – Size #16
(1) Glo Bug Red Dot (Egg), Pink – Size #10
(1) Glo Bug Red Dot (Egg), Pink – Size #16
(1) Glo Bug Red Dot (Egg), Yellow – Size #10
(1) Glo Bug Red Dot (Egg), Yellow – Size #16
(1) Nuke Egg, Alaskan Rose – Size #8
(1) Nuke Egg, Alaskan Rose – Size #10

Let’s go to Side B of the Guide Nymphs.

The first row on Side B goes into the Caddis imitations:
(1) Caddis Larva (Bead-head), Green – Size #14
(1) Caddis Larva (Bead-head), Green – Size #16
(1) Caddis Larva (Bead-head), Tan – Size #14
(1) Caddis Larva (Bead-head), Tan – Size #16
(1) Holy Grail-Tungsten, Hare’s Ear – Size #14
(1) Holy Grail-Tungsten, Hare’s Ear – Size #16
(1) Holy Grail-Tungsten, Hare’s Ear – Size #18
(1) Hot Wire Caddis (Bead-head), Olive – Size #12
(1) Hot Wire Caddis (Bead-head), Olive – Size #14
(1) Hot Wire Caddis (Bead-head), Olive – Size #16

The second row goes into patterns that imitate both Caddis and Mayflies. (Deadly!):
(1) Prince Nymph (Bead-head) – Size #12
(1) Prince Nymph (Bead-head) – Size #14
(1) Prince Nymph (Bead-head) – Size #16
(1) Hot Wire Prince (Bead-head), Green/Yellow – Size #12
(1) Hot Wire Prince (Bead-head), Green/Yellow – Size #14
(1) Hot Wire Prince (Bead-head), Green/Yellow – Size #16
(1) Hot Wire Prince (Bead-head), Red/Copper – Size #12
(1) Hot Wire Prince (Bead-head), Red/Copper – Size #14
(1) Hot Wire Prince (Bead-head), Red/Copper – Size #16

The next row on Side B is also a double combination imitation. This row imitates Mayflies and Stoneflies:
(1) Copper John (Bead-head), Copper – Size #12
(1) Copper John (Bead-head), Copper – Size #18
(1) Copper John (Bead-head), Copper – Size #22
(1) Copper John (Bead-head), Red – Size #12
(1) Copper John (Bead-head), Red – Size #18
(1) Copper John (Bead-head), Red – Size #22
(1) Copper John, Green – Size #12
(1) Copper John, Green – Size #18
(1) Copper John, Green – Size #22

We continue our Mayfly/Stonefly imitations with additional variations of the Copper John:
(1) Copper John (Bead-head), Black – Size #12
(1) Copper John (Bead-head), Black – Size #18
(1) Copper John (Bead-head), Black – Size #22
(1) Copper John Hot Wire (Bead-head), Red-Gold – Size #12
(1) Copper John Hot Wire (Bead-head), Red-Gold – Size #14
(1) Copper John Hot Wire (Bead-head), Red-Gold – Size #16
(1) Copper John Hot Wire (Bead-head), Zebra – Size #12
(1) Copper John Hot Wire (Bead-head), Zebra – Size #14
(1) Copper John Hot Wire (Bead-head), Zebra – Size #16

We finish the Guide Nymphs box with Stonefly imitations:
(1) Twenty Incher – Size #10
(1) Twenty Incher – Size #12
(1) Twenty Incher – Size #14
(1) Kaufman Stone, Golden – Size #6
(1) Kaufman Stone, Golden – Size #8
(1) Kaufman Stone, Black – Size #6
(1) Kaufman Stone, Black – Size #8

This collection is deadly. Before we dive into the second box in this set, I would like to let you know again that we will go into how to choose what fly to use and what types of setups to use when we get into the water in the next videos. But I want to make sure you know what you have, so when you do land that MONSTER Trout, you’re not asking yourself the next time you go fishing, “What the heck was I using when I caught that?”

Let’s dive into Box 2:
This set is your PRO Emergers Box. These flies can be swung, sunk, or floated on top, and we will go into details on how to use these in combination with the other Drifthook sets to ambush any pressured Monster. Like the Pro Nymph guide box, it is organized into seasonal categories— Midges, Mayflies, and Caddis.  

Because Stoneflies are significantly larger as adults, we grouped these flies into our Dropper Rig box. If you didn’t get a chance to purchase that set when we first introduced it, go ahead and check it out in the “shop” section of the members’ site. It is a great box that complements both PRO boxes and is highly recommended for any fisherman.

Side A of your Pro Emerger box holds true emerger patterns. These are flies that are heading to the surface and are about to sprout wings for flight.

Side A, Row 1 starts off with your Midge Emergers. One thing to note on these Midge patterns is they can be floated on top or used as nymph. I have had lots of success with the next three rows combined with a deadheaded nymph. I will go into specific combinations in the next lesson, but just keep that in mind.
(1) CDC Midge Pupa, Olive – Size #18
(1) CDC Midge Pupa, Red – Size #18
(1) CDC Midge Pupa, Red – Size #20
(1) Crystal Midge, Black – Size #18
(1) Crystal Midge, Black – Size #20
(1) Crystal Midge, Olive – Size #18
(1) Crystal Midge, Olive – Size #20

Row 2 moves into our Mayfly emergers collection. You will see the acronyms BWO and PMD. BWO stands for Blue Wing Olive and PMD stands for Pale Morning Dun, both common patterns in the Mayfly collection.
(1) Baetis Barr Emerger, Plain – Size #20
(1) Baetis Barr Emerger, Plain – Size #22
(1) Barr Emerger BWO (Bead-head) – Size #20
(1) Barr Emerger BWO (Bead-head) – Size #22
(1) Barr Emerger PMD – Size #20
(1) Barr Emerger PMD – Size #22

Side A, Row 3 of the Pro Emerger Box is also Mayfly emerger patterns:
(1) RS2 Emerger, Olive – Size #16
(1) RS2 Emerger, Olive – Size #20
(1) RS2 Emerger, Olive – Size #22
(1) RS2 Emerger, Gray – Size #16
(1) RS2 Emerger, Gray – Size #20
(1) RS2 Emerger, Gray – Size #22

Side A, Row 4 moves into the Caddis emerger patterns:
(1) Graphic Caddis Pupa, Green – Size #16
(2) Graphic Caddis Pupa, Green – Size #18
(1) Graphic Caddis Pupa, Tan – Size #16
(2) Graphic Caddis Pupa, Tan – Size #18

And we finish side A of the Pro Emergers with additional caddis patterns:
(1) CDC Caddis Emerger – Size #14
(1) CDC Caddis Emerger – Size #16
(1) Spotlight Caddis Emerger, Olive – Size #14
(1) Spotlight Caddis Emerger, Olive – Size #16
(1) Spotlight Caddis Emerger, Tan – Size #14
(1) Spotlight Caddis Emerger, Tan – Size #16

On Side B of the Pro Emergers Box, we move into our more traditional Dry Fly patterns. The reason I combined these flies with the true emergers patterns is because when fish are rising, there is nothing better than combining side B and Side. We will go into detail about this setup in the next few videos. But if fish are rising, this box will keep you landing them all day long.

Side B starts with the Mayfly collection. Because we covered the Midge collection on Side A, we felt it would be best to give you a larger arsenal of Mayfly and Caddis patterns to use on the water.

Row 1 includes:
(1) Baetis Vis-A-Dun – Size #20
(1) Baetis Vis-A-Dun – Size #22
(1) Baetis Vis-A-Dun – Size #24
(1) Trico Dun – Size #16
(1) Trico Dun – Size #18
(1) Trico Dun – Size #20
(1) PMD, Pale Yellow – Size #18
(1) PMD, Pale Yellow – Size #20
(1) PMD, Pale Yellow – Size #22

Side B, Row 2 goes into additional Mayfly patterns and sizes:
(1) Parachute Adams – Size #12
(1) Parachute Adams – Size #14
(1) Parachute Adams – Size #18
(1) Parachute Adams – Size #22
(1) Comparadun PMD – Size #14
(1) Comparadun PMD – Size #16
(1) Comparadun PMD – Size #18
(1) Comparadun PMD – Size #20

Side B, Row 3 is a unique row. These Mayflies are called “cripple” or “spinner” patterns. I know, not the most politically correct naming conventions, but the names accurately describe this row. A cripple or spinner pattern is a fly that did not make it to the surface. It might have capsized in the water, or it might not have fully developed before reaching the surface. Either way, Trout look at these patterns as an easy meal.

Your set includes:
(1) Last Chance Cripple Callibaetis, Brown – Size #18
(1) Last Chance Cripple Callibaetis, Brown – Size #20
(1) Last Chance Cripple, BWO – Size #18
(1) Last Chance Cripple, BWO – Size #20
(1) PMD Spinner, Olive – Size #16
(1) PMD Spinner, Olive – Size #18
(1) Trico Spinner – Size #18
(1) Trico Spinner – Size #20
(1) Trico Spinner – Size #22

Side B, Row 4 moves into our Caddis patterns. I am a huge fan of the Hot Wing patterns because in low light or cloudy days these extremely easy to spot on the water. They act almost as an indicator for you to follow. If you have never dry-fly fished before, I recommend these patterns for ease of visibility.
(1) E-Z-Caddis, Olive – Size #16
(1) E-Z-Caddis, Olive – Size #16
(1) E-Z-Caddis, Tan – Size #16
(1) E-Z-Caddis, Tan – Size #16
(1) Hot Wing Caddis, Olive – Size #12
(1) Hot Wing Caddis, Olive – Size #16
(1) Hot Wing Caddis, Tan – Size #12
(1) Hot Wing Caddis, Tan – Size #16

We finish the Drifthook PRO Emergers Box with traditional but tried-and-true patterns—the Elk Hair Caddis and Goddard Caddis fly patterns. These patterns are not as easy to see on the water, but if Caddis are hatching, these patterns are a sure bet to land you a MONSTER TROUT.
(1) Elk Hair Caddis CDC, Olive – Size #14
(1) Elk Hair Caddis CDC, Olive – Size #16
(1) Elk Hair Caddis CDC, Olive – Size #18
(1) Elk Hair Caddis CDC, Tan – Size #14
(1) Elk Hair Caddis CDC, Tan – Size #16
(1) Elk Hair Caddis CDC, Tan – Size #18
(1) Goddard Caddis, Natural – Size #12
(1) Goddard Caddis, Natural – Size #16
(1) Goddard Caddis, Natural – Size #18

WOW, that is a ton of flies! You might be thinking to yourself, “How will I know what to use with this many flies? I could be tying on new patterns all day.” Good news; the next video will go over the portion of the Drifthook System that teaches you which fly to choose in any given situation.

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