Fly patterns

J fly patterns

We are looking to increase the number of patterns posted on the site. Members can submit their patterns via email to: ljraweb [at] Please include photographs (<0.5MB) and information on hook, materials and notes on how to tie. They don’t have to be new, just what you tie and works on the J. Videos welcome too! The best way to contribute a video is to upload it to youtube or vimeo and email me a link to embed the video. 

Bass flies

Fly of month- Bass flies

bass flies

With the extremely low water conditions and a non-stop heat wave in place (we have 7 more days of temps in the high 80s to mid 90s coming!), it is appropriate that the fly of the month be something used to catch bass. I recently went back to fishing for bass and its  good way to get your fly fishing fix while protecting the resource. The Upper Juanita and Raystown branch are  great places to start and fishing can be done with a 6wt. No need to tie many exotic flies or buy new materials. Heavily hackled wollybuggers and other streamers  are quite effective. Give it a shot and give our trout a rest! Visit the fly of the month page for a materials list. If you have a favorite bass fly please consider submitting the pattern for publication on the site!

BWO on the upper J


This little beauty landed on me this weekend on the upper J where Sandy Run enters near Pinecroft.  Quite a few were in the air. Signs that the upper J is rebounding?  Join our efforts to improve the water quality of the upper J and it’s hatches. Join the LJRA and monitor the website for volunteer opportunities.