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  1. I don't doubt it. Female stoneflies do lay their eggs on the water. So adult stoneflies are eaten by trout while both egg laying and when spent and dead on the water. Stonefly nymphs are also eaten but emerging stoneflies are not because they are on land. I also don't doubt that the "Suspended Stonefly Pattern" above will catch trout. Trout sample the drift and even hit strike indicators as a possible food item. The Royal Wulff is a great dry fly pattern and there is no "Royal Wulff Hatch." Fishing this past Sunday brought this old conversation to my mind, as probably 1/3 of the fish I brought to net were taken on #12 stonefly nymph pattern, fished up stream in fast water and stripped back down quick enough to draw a wake. Lots of fun because often there were two wakes, the fly and the following fish. Go figure.
  2. An abandoned mill building along one of the rivers I fish, probably textile related.
  3. You are correct, it is fishing very well right now. Nice fish, especially that brookie.
  4. Excellent, thank you. I will have to put some time aside to give this a shot.
  5. Nice, Rick. Time to get the cast iron smoking. Nice variety there, very cool looking fish. My brother and I hit two local streams on Sunday, trying to stay in the shade and in the water to beat the first real heat this season. All stocked trout, a few fallfish, and some bass and bluegills.
  6. I too was a little lost with the directions. Always appreciate your unique approach, @salmobytes
  7. While shore fishing the neighborhood lake Friday evening I struck up conversation with another fly fisher in his kayak and of course we're talking about what we have tied on. He's only here on week-ends and he forgot his fly boxes, so he fishing a piece of foam pipe insulation tied on a hook with a red feather, as that was all he could scrounge up, and he's catching bluegill and bass on every cast, LOL. So yeah, you can keep it simple and dumb it down to the very basics, but I really enjoy the read when a new member ask a question like this and everyone chimes in with their years of experience and opinions.
  8. Very nice. As are those Lindgren ties, @flytire. Thanks for posting those.
  9. That does sort of ring a bell, now that you mention it. Thanks for the additional info Kim.
  10. Funky proportions for sure, Kimba, but I can see that catching fish. Those Michiganese really like their deer hair. I always thought that parachute style originated much later than 1959, not sure where I came up with that idea.
  11. Nice backyard, Steve. Has that English cottage garden feel to it. I've always been fascinated by that bonsai thing, pretty cool.
  12. Thank for explanation, @TightFlies. The tagging seems like a good feature.
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