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Hey gents: New to this forum...looks like some awesome stuff to sort through here... Timely, given the snow...   Thought to post up a version of the stonefly...hope it meets with the approval of
What are you're go to late fall/winter steelhead flies?
THE go-to fly here in Michigan is egg patterns. After that it could be any number of patterns depending on how you like to fish. For streamers, wooly buggers/egg sucking leaches heads the list followe
a body like daddies, and wings too please
I don't tie dragonflies very often, but have used the same idea as some of the foam bodied Stonefly & hopper flies are tied with. Don't need a cutter, just strips of foam. http://www.flyangle
Secret Santa Swap time is here
Vicrider, I intended to send mine this morning but I think I had a brain incident or something.  I had to go to one post office on top of the mountain where I always mail the swap flies from, I h
Stonefly Swap
I'm in - I will tie a Little Black Stonefly
Best flies for crappies
FlaFly, I don't generally fish for Crappies specifically, because there are other panfish species too in the tidal rivers I fish most often. I'll take them when I catch them. When I'm targeting panfis
Measuring how much deer hair to use
Mike has made a good point.  Buck tail is used for a lot of different patterns, but most (not all,) of the hair is not hollow, and will not flare or spin well.  The very bottom center hair o
Different dry flies
I looked over the previous posts and the patterns named are mayfly patterns and the two dry flies you have tied are mayfly patterns.   There are several ways to categorize dry flies. I categorize
Autumn Mottled Sedge pattern
Fletchfishes,   That is a really nice Yellow stonefly imitation.  I have been seeing them around a lot lately. I have some very light feathers on a set of mallard wings maybe ill give t
tying a fly with Slow Death hook?
Around here (Kansas that is)  that hook is deadly with a night crawler rigged behind a bottom bouncer for deep walleye. Very clever to make a fly out of it.  Oh,  I already know that
Classic Adams Dry 1st attempt
   If you are going to tie flies, why not try to tie the best flies you can and try to make each fly perfect?   please post some of YOUR flies so we can all know how they are sup
The Mannon Collection
interesting photos above (I cant see flikr photos at work)   looks like theres a fan wing royal coachman (fly #4)   a grizzly king wet fly (#2) and a grizzly king streamer (#6)   fly #1
"Trout & Feather" website introduction
Tim Being new to fly tying I find your videos the best on YouTube and your site is awesome. Getting ready to tie some scuds and UT killer bugs for use after the high flow event at Lee's Ferry in a c
Spade hackle for caddis wings?
In my copy of the book, on the bottom of pages 132 & 3 are illustrations of tying the fluttering caddis.  He is using the spade hackle there as a wing by tying in a bunch of hackle barbs that
My hopper floats on its side
I tie and fish a lot of A.K. Best's hoppers, which are basically Dave's Hoppers minus the knotted pheasant tail fiber legs. My thoughts on why your hopper is laying down on the job:   1. You
Making deer hair bass bugs durable
  There was another thread that brought up the difference between hard head flies and deer hair flies.  I don't remember if it was on this site or another. I believe the fish's sense of
Elk & Deer Hair Caddis pattern wing question
In my opinion it would depend on the pattern, ie... Goddard vs Elk Hair or the tier's appeal. Some wingless deer hair Goddard caddis are shaped to look as if it has a wing beyond the hook bend with a
Largest Aquatic Insect
I was moving around some river rocks one day and apparently a Giant Black Stonefly nymph ended up in my clothing. I was awakened in the early dark morning by my wife in a state of panic, yelling for m
Turning curious into biter.
The most common insects are small sedge, midge and small upwing flies. So larvae I've seen tend to be mayfly family, stonefly and caddis. I think it may have been just one of those days.
Jack-of-all-Trades Swap
I would like to be in with the Burk's Aggravator. This has been a great pattern that can work as a damselfly nymph, stonefly, minnow or crawdad. It has fished well on the west slope of the Sierras in
Having trouble splitting microfibetts
Simple and elegant Hockley Tailing Method   Bud Hockley of Baltimore Maryland devised a  method of tying spit or fan tails which is both elegant and simple . This method was described in the
Southern Appalachian Trout Variety Swap
I'm In with Kevin's Stonefly if there is room.
Barr's Graphic Caddis
Another great video HammerCreek, I actually just watched your woven fullback stonefly on YouTube, I may actually give that one a go one of these days as well. Great job
Nymph Swap For Pan Fish And Trout
I'm in stonefly Nymph
Question for Smallmouth 'Experts'
So one of lakes I fish frequently was illegally stocked with smallmouth bass a few years ago. Since then their population has grown and spread. Currently most local anglers, guides, and the DIF&W
Lacking Inspiration today. Looking for a suggestion.
Lightning Bugs and Rainbow Warriors. Stonefly nymphs are fun too.
Matarelli whip finisher: Interesting difference in patent
ROTW, Stonefly offers one of a like design.   You can also use a dubbing loop tool
Another Mystery
Just wondering where do the patterns go that appear in "Most viewed" at the top? I was just reading the menu for the bead chain stonefly nymph and weent back to the top to save it to my boomarks -- an
FTF Fly Pattern - Realistic Stonefly nymph - Shonefly
FTF Fly Pattern - Realistic Stonefly nymph - Shonefly
First flies, home sourced materials, input wanted
I like your inventiveness.   I suggest try furling some fly bodies using some found yarn. Here are some photos and instructions.                 http://w
FTF Fly Pattern - Bullhead fish - Shonefly
FTF Fly Pattern - Bullhead fish - Shonefly   Stonefly,       My grandfather used to live up in Arnold's Park, Iowa and they caught bullheads all the time.  I liv
Made me some Road Runners...My first fly using dubbing
The Road Runners, are good well done.  The head on the other pattern could be one third as large, but as it is, will make a good area to add some eyes.  There are a few more biots in the tai
Stonefly (yellow sally)
Stonefly nymph - yellow sally 
Stonefly adult (plecoptera)
Stonefly (plecoptera) adult          . Tail turkey Biots .Abdomen - yellowbody thread #8-2 (lacquered ) .Grizzly hackle.Underwings - 2x CDC .Wings - 2x rooster feath
Western Branch Ausable River
I'll be there on the 23-25.  Wading or floating?   Hendricksons for sure.  I'd tie both light and dark this far in advance.  Also, a killer fly to churn up big fish midday is the e
I've used Saber hooks and like them.  Started with the stonefly profile a couple years ago and picked up some dry fly hooks at the Denver Fly Fishing show this past year.  For small flies I
Fourth Annual Evolution Swap
Welcome aboard Horseshoes and Henrick!   Henrick, since you are a new participant to this swap I will summarize the rules: You have 48 hours to "mutate" Sharon's pattern. You may change one (1) o
Hopper problems
I had a problem with a large foam stonefly pattern, but have not had a problem with hoppers. That Stonefly had a double wing, with a cut foam material & bucktail. Every time it landed it would fal
Need some Carp help.
Clear water I would look at muted olive, yellow, or softer Brown natural colors. Try a rough dub craw or a hammerhead rough dub. Also with minnow forage give a shot to a small zonker or other minnow i
Need help figuring out these flies
The back on the stonefly is a Pearlescent Sheet from Yellowstone Fly Goods (or something very similar).  I don't know even know if they are still in business but I have some of that stuff and hav
Stonefly size
The big stoneflies of the west, are best imitated with a size 2 or 4 hook.  The brown stoneflies with a 4 to 10, the females are bigger than the males.  The goldens are a 6 or 8.   
Salmon Flyswap
Well if i need to tie a stonefly then i will tie a size 8 Golden Stone
Few patterns vs. Allot of patterns.
I tie far too many different patterns, but I only FISH a very small number for trout.  If you define a "pattern" as the same type of fly in different sizes and colors, then I usually only fish on
Newbie question (trout flies)
Here's what you need to get your dry fly boxes loaded for spring and summer:   +1 on the Pheasan
Flies for mid-June on the Toccoa
girdle bugs and other stonefly patterns
March Flies from the Vise
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Helgramite Imitation
I tie this Stonefly pattern on a longer shank hook sometimes to imitate Hellgies, but frankly not sure the longer hook is really necessary. I've caught plenty of Smallmouths on it, and it really doesn
Wings on Dry Flies
It depends.   On a mayfly imitation? Well, on a comparadun, the deer hair is sort of playing the part of the wing and legs, so, in my opinion, it has wings. That being said, as long as it has som
+2 particularly like their stonefly hooks, great profile and great prices.  Have yet to order online but they've been sold at the Denver Fly Fishing show so I stock up
Fly collection
Wow!  Those are some really nice flies !!!  I love the frog and the crayfish !!!  Looks like a killer stonefly, too.   I am going back to read the original post ... glad everything
Soft Hackle Tip From Al & Gretchen Beatty
[quote name="bowmike" post="580111" timestamp="1392322918"]Man that is exactly how I ty my stone flies. I was like, Who put my fly on the cover of a magazine. LOL Didn't think that many people used th
Mr Alderfly and Mrs Stonefly lives in the same building............
Mr Alderfly and Mrs Stonefly lives in the same building, but on different floors :-) :-) :-)   @   Terje
February Flies from the Vise
Simple Stonefly thats been working for me     [attachment=45101:IMGP0185.JPG]
Critique first dry fly (Elk hair Caddis)
OK, here's a reasonable video that covers most of the points I mentioned.    I should note that I rarely bother with the
Savage River, MD
Troutbum do you ever fish the North Branch or Town Creek. Town Creek has a fantastic Little Black Stonefly hatch.    Kevin
Early Brown Stonefly
Early Brown Stonefly  
Goose shoulder
Goose shoulder is off the top of the secondary flight feathers.  These are the medium sized feathers that backup the actual flight feathers below the first bend (wrist) in the wing.  (The pr
January Flies from the Vise
Been messing around with a new hopper pattern, then decided to turn it into a stonefly. From top to bottom: an indicator style hopper for bigger water hopper dropper rigs, a skawala stone, a salmonfly
Flies to tie in the future
Pt nymphs are most often "dead drifted" under an indicator ( assuming your fishing moving water) I like to run a two nymph rig using a sz. 6 or 8 weighted stonefly, to a sz. 14-18 pheasant tail unweig
Gator Fleas
I spent many hours as a kid catching them Hellgies! I had as much fun catching bait sometimes as I did fishing back then!    Captkenroy is certainly correct about that, they are an excellent
A Winter Stonefly Search (Educational Documentary in Michigan)
This Educational video was produced in 2011 and highlights the search for the winter stonefly in the Month of January on some local Michigan rivers and creeks. There are also some fish species collect
help selecting vise
Kokoek9, A rotary vise wouldn't be too big or too much for the tying you do.  I realize you said you don't tie many small flies but gradually your most common tying size for flies other than attr
Your basic go-to trout flies...
My season is  winter: spring creeks Spring: Lakes Summer: N.ID and W. MT streams Fall: steelhead   Looking on at trout in streams, I love soft hackles and often use them as a dropper.  
Hoppers Patterns
I like some of the foam patterns. Even stonefly patterns often make good hopper imitations.                   In the past, and because I primarily u
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