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#1 Mickalo

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 05:40 AM

I've been looking at different stonefly patterns, there must be 100's of them smile.gif I'm looking for kind of a "All Purpose" stonefly pattern, if you will, that will work in our area, Central US/Iowa area. Anyone have any suggestions for pattern(s) & colors that'll work in my area ?

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#2 gaeronf

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:10 AM

Try searching the pattern database. There are many patterns in there.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:39 AM

use your favorite hook in the size you catch most your fish on and just start tying stoneflys work
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#4 Mickalo

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:45 AM

think I'll try a couple of the foam stonefly patterns and see how they work out and maybe a golden stone I think we've got those around here smile.gif

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:54 AM

brooks stonefly tied in colors that imitate the colors of the stoneflies in your area.

check out hatch charts for the streams in your area or the area you are going to be fishing and tie accordingly

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#6 Mickalo

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:31 AM

thx's flytire. I was actually looking at that pattern the other day on the Sierra Flybox patterns website. A pretty easy tie too smile.gif

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:36 AM

more ideas

fullback

halfback

birds stonefly

bitch creeks

kaufmanns stonefly

stimulators

sofa pillows

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:32 AM

Pat's Rubberlegs is a killer...Coffee Black variegated chenile with brown legs for the Pteronarcys #8-#4, and variegated gold/brown with gold legs for the goldens..usually #6 or #8. Cheers.




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Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:34 AM

The Fly Fishing entomology web site lists 44 species of stoneflies found in Iowa.

http://flyfishingent...butionQuery.php

Hatch charts for Iowa only list about 4 patterns, all are relatively small size 10 to 16. They are brown black, and the yellow sally would be a yellow body as an adult, and a fairly light color as a nymph.

Brooks stone fly nymphs in black, brown, and tan, should cover most of what you may encounter. Tie these on 3 or 4 xl hooks in sizes 10 to 16. For dry flies, a stimulater with orange, than and yellow bodies should do the trick. Or just an elk hair caddis. Again size 10 on down to 16.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE (utyer @ Mar 21 2011, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Fly Fishing entomology web site lists 44 species of stoneflies found in Iowa.

http://flyfishingent...butionQuery.php

Hatch charts for Iowa only list about 4 patterns, all are relatively small size 10 to 16. They are brown black, and the yellow sally would be a yellow body as an adult, and a fairly light color as a nymph.

Brooks stone fly nymphs in black, brown, and tan, should cover most of what you may encounter. Tie these on 3 or 4 xl hooks in sizes 10 to 16. For dry flies, a stimulater with orange, than and yellow bodies should do the trick. Or just an elk hair caddis. Again size 10 on down to 16.


Great info utyer, thanks. this will be really handy to have.

Mike

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