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Stonefly

Maggie valley Trip report.
Day 1 - we arrived around 6pm and got everything unpacked and settled in. The moment I opened the screen Door, a big yellow stonefly landed on it. I took a walk and found a small stream (too small for
Second trout trip. Maggie Valley NC.
Heading up to Maggie Valley NC July 24-27. Girlfriends parents own a house in the mountains there on about 15 acres of land. Planning to fish Johnathon Creek, maybe Cataloochee Creek or Little Cataloo
Colorado Trip!
Kokanee run in late summer or fall, so you're not likely to find any on this trip. You might catch the end of the golden stonefly hatch however, in the buena vista area. I did well on the Arkansas nea
Your favorite fly tying tip?
When tying for the first time, try using hooks that are 1x or 2x long, they give you more room for error when learning how to use shank space. Tying videos on YouTube often give you a warped, magnifie
Ultimate Challenge - Your Greatest Nightmare Fly Swap
I am making progress on the Red Fox Squirrel Nymphs.  They will be in Size 12, but the hooks are Daiichi, not Tiemco.  (10 and 12 were out  of stock)  I am using Hungarian Partridg
Baetis Nymph
Looks great!  In my untrained bug ID-ing eye, I always just think they look like stoneflies.  I think they would all work for a stonefly pattern where I live.
Help with a couple recipe's
Looks like a Dai Riki 700B. That's the hook I use for Pat's Rubber Legs, my go to heavy stonefly.   I use lead wraps around the lower shank, so it rides hook point up.  
May Flies from the Vise
bird's stonefly nymph  
Quills and Biots Swap
brown stonefly creeper       Brown Stonefly Creeper   Hook: Nymph Thread: Brown Weight: Lead or lead-freewire, thorax area Tail & back shell: Pheasant tail fibers Ribbing: Th
Reminiscing
Wow. Have just spent the last three hours sorting flies from swaps over the last 5 years or so.... So many awesome dries and nymphs! Even found some of my first ties... while the swap flies have larg
Made a moose antler tool caddy
 StoneFly Tyer, I've worked with moose antler before and have to disagree with you on the smell while drilling and cutting. It stinks a lot lol. Nice tool rack though.        
Stonefly adult
Adult Stonefly. Hope you like.!!!!!
March Flies From The Vise
CDC fluttering stonefly
First couple flies
Great job, that black Stonefly is exceptional for an early effort but all are very good
Feb flies from the vise
Stonefly
Dry Fly Tail Sinking
There are 3 main methods for spreading the tails on dry flies. They are the dubbing ball, thread method and the Hockley method,   FAOL explains the dubbing ball and one way to use thread to split
January Flies from the Vise
KingHap, that is a fine trout in any neck of the woods... great stonefly imitation
Your Best 12 Trout Flies?
I'm putting this in the tying section as I want as many replies as possible.   If you had to compile a list of the best dozen trout fly patterns, no matter the type, what would they be? I know th
Best Price on Goose Biots?
Honestly, this is one of the *very* few feathers where I've found that a craft store variant works just as good as the stuff from the fly shop.   Mind you, I'm just using black ones for stonefl
October flies from the vise
[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/flytire/media/Fly%20Photos/Stoneflies/Clarks%20Stonefly_zpsvrehzqht.jpg.html][/URL]   Clark's Stonefly   Hook: Your Favorite #8-10 Thread: Orange Body: F
Twisted bend hooks for tying?
Have altered hooks for bendbacks, dry flies and stonefly patterns as well as offsets hook points, etc.  Never made any observable difference on the effectiveness of the fly, but YMMV.
hook size for sm bass
I use hooks ranging from size 4 up to 2/0 depending on the type of fly I'm tying. I prefer fishing top water for smallies but use bait fish, leech and crayfish patterns also. I don't usually fish nymp
Must have flies for Salmon River trip in late Sept.?
[attachment=58430:P1092392.JPG][attachment=58429:cluster box.jpg][attachment=58428:082710_13242.JPG][attachment=58427:082710_13241.JPG]Chris, as Frank said above - eggs, comets , buggers, and stonefly
A Dry Fly
I found one more thing you might like... on Red's Fly Shop website, he has a fly tied just about like yours, with a dubbed body (I think), a wing of foam, and upper wing of deer hair (like a caddis),
Popper Size for Smallmouth and Largemouth
I like those Triple Decker & other large foam flies as well for bass. Size 4 or 6 works great for SM bass.     Here's a large Adult Stonefly foam pattern I tied. Basically the same tyin
Best nymphs
A small black stonefly pattern. A large yellow/golden stone
Pics and Winners of "One FLy Tourney"
Well I tied an unweighted nymph with dry fly hackle for legs, so add floatant and it will float most anywhere. Skip the floatant it will sit right in or under the film (most productive on a slow swin
July Flies from the vise
may fly dry humping a stonefly?
June Flies from the vise
But what is the body made of???   could be beads, or foam coated with resin or epoxy? Maybe a SBS or video would answer all our questions at once.   Here's a recipe to hold you off
update from a year ago: Hopper? nope, it's a Stone!
Aggie, my only comment is the body profile. I think that most stonefly imitations lay flat or flush on the water as the name of this one implies. Your extended body is more of a mayfly profile. Yours
Haystuck Emerger SBS
Very cool, just wanted to make sure you knew. Keep up the great work. Your posts are very helpfulJoseph,Yeah, he was all on the up-and-up, unlike Orvis - they poached one of my pics of a Gypsy King st
May Flies from the vise
Clark's Lady Stonefly           Gravid version of an old standard.   hook - TMC 5212  #6 thread - UTC 140  burnt orange tail/egg sac - Amherst pheasant  
Mustad Keel hooks gone :( Replacements..?
I tie stonefly nymphs on a Dai Riki 700b. They ride hook point up with some lead wrapped on the shank. You may need to bend the shaft a bit or modify the pattern. I found them in the local fly shop,
Failure of Modern Fly Design
I understand his premise, I just think he's wrong.The first Trudes were tied as a practical joke in the early 20th century and they've been catching fish ever since- they spurred the development of ev
Nymphs
Yes I can see that. Is there zone thing I can read? Nymphs are easy.   1) Find a hatch chart for your area/water.   2a) For every entry that is a mayfly, substitute the name of the mayfl
April Flies From The Bench
My favorite jig nymph for the next couple of months. Pulls multi duty as small stonefly or green drake nymph. Who knows what trout think it is but it's been my top producing general searching guide fl
Thin Skin alternative…..??
I still have a few hackle capes from the early days before we had all these girly Whiting saddles.     As everyone knows things were much bigger back in the day.  All the fish I caught
Stonefly Nymph Body Width
draper stonefly hooks (no longer made but still available. just gotta GOOGLE for them)     why so wide when they arent really that wide to begin with?  
Dry Fly Hackles
Generally speaking, cutting down any hackle, dry fly or hen, is not a good idea. One thing about stimulators is they are a kissin' cousin to some flies called Sofa PIllows, or another I can't think of
March monthly swap
Sorry if I've been kind of lax in posting for the monthly. That's what happens when you have a few who are prompt on getting there flies and then we're into March and I only have a half dozen of Febru
March Flies From The Bench
playing with twisted wires     variation of a stonefly in the round ala charles brooks
Deer Hair Razor Blade Tool
Stonefly ... model sf29 hair-trimmer   This was the only thing I could find ... on E-bay or any other site.
Deer Hair Razor Blade Tool
Else try this: https://www.anglingactive.co.uk/stonefly-hair-trimmer.html
Could the Clouser be the most versatile streamer ever made?
Well you asked about the most versatile fly ever made. The Clouser to me would not be it because it basically only imitates minnows. It might be able to be tied to imitate minnows in fresh and salt wa
Show off your Cape/saddles.
I agree with DazWah on the Collins saddles...they're nice feathers, but not what I'd call excellent [i]dry fly[/i] feathers.  Small buggers, wet flies...maybe large stonefly dries that are also u
Favorite stonefly pattern(s)?
I haven't fished much where I needed stonefly patterns, but when I was in CO for a few days two years ago, I used the 20"er stonefly nymph with a lot of success.  I mostly nymphed out there and u
Guide's Choice Hare's Ear Variant
You know tc the only fly I've tied with a jig hook is a slump buster. But I like this fly very much and plan on tying some. I like the variant concept and all its possibilities like even an all blac
Febuary Monthly beadhead swap - Need Swapper
Flies in the mail; they will arrive at your box Tues latest. Giant stonefly nymphs; season for them is coming up, they are good for river trout, but smallmouths as well.
Opening Day Trout Swap
Corn husks make great stonefly wing cases
February Flies From the Bench
Bead Bodied Stonefly Nymphs:   [attachment=55733:DSC_0908.JPG] [attachment=55734:DSC_0922.JPG] [attachment=55735:DSC_0923.JPG] [attachment=55736:DSC_0921.JPG]   I tie these in a variety of c
Old Mustad Hooks
I still use some of these:   The 7957B is a 1X long, standard wire hook and can be used for wet or dry flies. (I prefer these for my Wulff flies as they are forged and very strong for their weigh
Itty Bitty Streamers
If you nymph fish, they will make great stonefly nymphs, especially little black stones. Will probably make good hex and iso nymphs.
Stonefy adult
Hi all. I send a photo of two adult stonefly. Two styles, realistic and for fishing. I hope you like it.   [attachment=55601:ambas stones.jpg]
Illegal fly tying ring busted!
Got my vote ... put those useless small people to work !!! "You want dinner?  Go tie 5 dozen Stonefly nymphs, then we'll see !!!"
Top Winter Trout Patterns
Size 8 black wooly bugger (streamer hook) with pearl Krystal flash tied in, and size 2 Brown stonefly nymph.
I Just Found A Treasure
well if you are located in new york then take a drive over to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in livingston manor and they should be able to tell you its a wulff or not   he had the id
Tryed a stonefly
Looks pretty good though. What I have found important on stonefly nymphs is the tail. And it's not even so much that it has to have the exact split with biot look as it just needs to keep it's tail. I
January flies from the vise
KG's Boogie Man and a broken dookie stonefly missing two biots haha   [attachment=55481:boogieman.jpg] [attachment=55482:stone.jpg]    
Hatches Blog Post - Morrish’s Iron Sally – Juan Ramirez
Juan Ramirez ties Ken Morrish's Iron Sally nymph fly pattern. This is a great stonefly nymph for golden stones or yellow sallies.[url=http://hatchesmagazine.com/blogs/Hatches/2015/12/01/morrishs-iron-
large fly guy trying my hand at nymphs need critique!
Flytire is correct silvercreek it is a stonefly imitation maybe a re critique based on that knowledge? Thank you     Sorry that  I missed the 20 incher reference in your original
Some recent flies
Been taking a break from tying monster articulated streamers and I"m enjoying it. Part box filling, part r&d, part custom orders.    Rainbow Warrior using Veevus Thread, Veevus Tinsel, a
having trouble with stonefly/mayfly tails?
geared for the realistic fly tyer but could be good the newbies struggling with split tails       definitely not for the nay-saying purists   https://frostyfly.com/shop/category/
December Flies From the Bench
stonefly's for shop
Let's talk about European nymph techniques...
Lots of very cool information here. Thank you for posting!    I like to keep things as simple as possible. My rig is 30' of 15lb mono, tied to a 12' section of 40lb Suffix braid (hi-vis). Fr
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