Frosty Fly is a “standout” custom fly company out of Toronto, Canada. Founder Boris Cetkovic has the market on Hemingway’s Fly Fishing Product for Canada and is producing some of the most realistic flies to touch North American waters! I almost want to keep some of these insect replica-like flies a secret. I’ve shown them to my “guide buddies” in the Southern Appalachians and get responses such as: “ It’s just like tying a real cricket or hopper on the line, too easy. I feel like I’m cheating.” If you’re into fly tying, this online shop has you covered for some amazingly buggie stuff to play with. One of the most innovative custom fly companies we’ve come to work with. A must see website for fly anglers.
Hopper and Cricket Flies
These hoppers have been my summer and early fall workhorses. I use the larger size for heavier water and to run a dropper off the back. I like the yellow-brown or just brown color as my hopper- dropper because they are so easy to see.
I have been casting Frosty Fly’s beetles and firefly patterns to wild trout in the Great Smokies National Park. These trout (including my favorite the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout) love these terrestrials! These feisty little trout explode on these two flies, just as if they were the real thing. The legs help the flies sit correctly on top of the water for the best possible drift. So realistic, trout can’t resist an easy buggy meal! These flies are easy to see on the drift and float well on the water.
The firefly is a little more difficult to see because of the black back, but you won’t miss the explosive takes this fly can produce. I like the firefly pattern for high elevation speck fishing in tight quarters and small creeks.
Stonefly Nymphs & Mayfly Nymphs
I first found Frosty Fly by doing an online search for realistic stonefly nymphs. After weeding out all the sex nymphs sites, I eventually found Frosty Fly stoneflies and was immediately impressed. There was nothing else online that could fill my need for a great realistic stonefly pattern. I’ve fished both the stonefly and mayfly patterns for almost two years now. They have caught countless trophy trout and some really nice smallmouth bass on the largest stonefly. We dead drift them deep with a little weight through those dark holes and swirling pockets of water. I’ve noticed that healthy rainbows in faster runs struggle to pass up the a smaller stonefly or mayfly.