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A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by trevally:

 

Early Black

 

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Great little flies. They look mean enough to bring`em back themselves !

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YO! i was just thinking...........you might wanna try usin' a purple dubbing in that pattern.........you'd be surprised at what an effective color that is for steelies............maybe a purple/black blend or whatever........i've found that stoneflies work very well for steelies..........not as a food source take........but as a threat to their territory..............they do NOT like anything "invading" near their beds/reds.........and a stonefly is something they are used to seein'...............and i think the color purple just pisses them off. :D

Lemme know. mark..... ;)

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Actually steelies enjoy small stones as a food source in the Midwest, and I'm sure other areas of the country. Been tying and using flies quite similiar to these for over 20 years and always carry some other variations as well, with either purple thorax dubbing or metallic blue too, just to change things up a bit.

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Yeah, I have a whole box of small stones; black, blue, brown, purple, peacock, red, pink, orange, etc..

 

The one shown above has produced the best (a little hint of blue from the estaz lights).

 

 

Another one I've done quite well with is a tiny articulated stone (sz.12-14).

 

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