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stoneflies photos / questions
Over the many years I've been fly fishing, I've been told frequently enough "that's not going to work here". Sometimes that information was correct, many times it wasn't. IMO, you're on the right trac
Can I see your surface bugs please?
Thanks for the comments! I tied most of them. There's a few in there I didn't tie. The chartreuse & black deer hair bug I didn't tie. I think I got that one in a swap. The bullet head stonefly bel
Chase's B2 Stealth Bomber SBS
Originally, a Catskill stonefly/attractor from Phil Chase; this should play anywhere. hook - Dai Riki 280 #8 thread - MFC 6/0 hot orange abdomen - woodchuck underfur (in spun loop) wing - woodchuck
Dukes Creek Flies
There is a spot on Dukes Creek where the stream goes through a rock channel. It gets very narrow and deep. It gets action but then most move on thinking nothing is there. The entire stream goes into a
Next nymphs to tie
If you want to match hatches, you have got to see what your local waters hold.   Other than that and couple good ones to try are any of the Czech style caddis, Bird's Nest and a Kaufmann Stonefly
Boulder, Co.
I fished it last fall in October, and it fished quite well for me.  I nymphed, primarily, though.  My pretty standard setup I fished that caught me a ton of fish was a size 12 heavily weight
Need Steelhead tips
Streamers. Look up the forage fish in the river and tie up some imitations. I'd bet emerald shiners would work and sculpins too.  Attractor streamers -- like Mickey Finns and black and purple or
July flies from the vise
There was some debate on another thread about a hopper/stonefly larva fly.  Then I saw another pattern SBS that I liked that was similar to the fly in question. Couldn't find the video again, so
HELP! cannot find this terrestrial in any shop
since hoppers don't have 3 legs coming out of the thorax area, it looks to me to be a foam bodied stonefly rather than a terrestrial   GOOGLE 'foam stonefly flies" and you'll find some that are r
New tying vise - Love it!
I recently purchased a Griffin Montana Mongoose tying vise for my fly and jig tying.   First impressions: This thing is awesome! Holds a hook ridiculously well, solid pedestal base, well made c-c
First try at a hopper - Chubby Chernobyl
Hey all, as i mentioned in another post id be attempting my first hopper pattern and I decided on the Chubby Chernobyl. I did end up tying one that night and it turned out pretty good, tonight I will
Smallmouth
I've caught them on many different fly patterns. Have caught them while fishing for trout on wet flies, terrestrial, nymphs, streamers & dry flies. In bigger waters, like the Susquehanna River I'v
First try at the 20 incher nymph
Here is my first go at the "20 Incher" stonefly nymph pattern   Size 6 Mustad Long Curved STD/3XL 6/0 Black thread .020 Lead-free wire Peacock hurls / brown stone dubbing Silver oval tinsel Brown
Foam caddis and stonefly.
I love how durable foam is and there is a big caddis and stonefly hatch goin on right now. I have lots of foam and I was wondering if u guys have any stonefly and caddis flies that include foam
double nymph rig?
today we experienced high, fast, dirty water with finicky trout lying within, my friend and i both did decently, he did better than i by a good margin   he had the idea to tie on a heavy stonefly
June Flies from the Vice
A New Stonefly nymph and olive caddis I've been working on
Buggy Stonefly Nymph
    Buggy Stonefly Nymph   Material List :   Deer Creek Micro Velvet Rope SLF Dubbing - brown and white Turkey Biot Goose Biot Pheasant Tail fibers Mono eye Curve Nymph hook size
Speedy Gonzales......
This stonefly was really busy as it came dancing across the stream in really high speed with the wings going like drumsticks :-) :-)   Trying to photograph it with a 300mm lens was really hard bu
My First 2 Madame Xs
+1 to the above. Madam X is supposed to be a hopper/stonefly imitatator/attractor.   After tying the original Madam X with a deer hair body, tie variations by covering the deer hair body with yel
Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Dubbing
Does anybody use this? Is it as buoyant as it seems like it would be? I saw a great FlyFishFood stonefly video where Cheech uses it but he didn't have a whole lot to say about it other than "it is a p
Put out your torches
and put down your pitchforks.  This isn't the proper venue for this, but I am in the confession mode and have to say that on some 16 mayflies, I don't tie (gasp) wings.  And on 18s, I ignore
Two Free Kindle Books for Today
Fly Fishing For Cutthroat in Northern Idaho: Selected Rivers and Tributaries    http://www.amazon.com/Fly-Fishing-Cutthroat-Northern-Idaho-ebook/dp/B00WW50RRC/   Stonefly CDC Fly Tying
Woven Body Bugs
D-Rib is some great stuff . Wrapping it around a fly gives a nice segmented look . Here's a little twist you might want to try !!! Weave It . Here 's my woven Isonycia Nymph and a Black Stonefly I t
first try - zug bug
Here is my first try at the zug bug - size 14   First fly fishing trip ever tomorrow, cant wait to see which fly is taken first if any... pheasant tail, hares ear, prince nymph, zug, stonefly? &#
buzzers tied with condor substitute
Not what I'd call a biot.  Biots come from the leading edge of a wing feather.  Here's a definition I found on the web:  "Biots are the tough, interlocking barbs on the leading edge of
Casting Class Tomorrow Morning; Need Fly Suggestions (please)!
Stocked trout love small woolie buggers be it in streams or lakes. In fact most fish like woolie buggers in general. My most strike prone woolie bugger is tied with a peacock herl body, black tail and
Stoneflies?
I attempted my first stonefly last night for no reason at all. I know stoneflies are really great for steelhead, are they used in the smaller sizes 12 and under for Brooks, browns and bows or not as m
FTF Fly Pattern - ShoneFly - Stonefly (realistic)
PLECOPTERA - STONEFLY   
FTF Fly Pattern - ShoneFly - Stonefly nymph.
PLECOPTERA - STONEFLY NYMPH
Hopper/Terrestrial Swap
tyler94, if the address is the same as when you hosted the stonefly swap last fall then I already have it, but if not then I will need the correct one please.
Northern MI Steelhead Boxes
Your egg patterns will be your "go to" flies along with caddis pupae and stonefly nymphs. If you like swinging streamers, you should have some intruders in the mix.
Odd hooks and use thereof
I used a lot of 6's for steelhead patterns although typically I'd tie a little longer shank. I'm thinking maybe a big body stonefly nymph .... say a Kaufman stone? Weight it and use it in early s
Pheasant body feather uses
Lots of stuff. Wet fly hackle, stonefly backs and legs, crayfish claws. The white and green neck feathers make interesting midge flies or a jungle cock substitute. The greens can also be used for smal
Guides Choice Hare's Ear
I thought I would start March off with a variation of one of my favorite nymph patterns. I'm sure the "Guides Choice Hare's Ear" has been around for a long time, however I just became aware of it as m
March Flies from the Vice
Tied this up as a quick stonefly nymph. I dont really like doing the kaufmann's stone back so I wanted to do a different version and this is my second edition of this fly and the insect it is intended
A caddis
And then, if you grab the resulting Caddis with one hand pinched firmly onto the end of the tail and the other at the eye and then pull outwards hard enough you can stretch it out into a Golden Stonef
Are these appropriate questions?
First, welcome to the forums! Take what Mike says at face value, but know he's got a great sense of humor too!    There's a saying that the only stupid question is the one not asked. Certain
Fly Tying at Expos, Exhibits, and Festivals
I do some tying demos every year.  I always try to something unique or what most tyers might find new.  Doesn't have to be fancy.  I have tied Stimulators and explain why I like somewha
Heavey nymphs
I use a two fly rig.  First a large Stonefly nymph weighted with a tungsten bead and large lead wire. It serves as a sinker and since most of the places I fish have Salmonflies and Golden Stones,
Greetings from the dark continent
Here are pics of the flies I mentioned earlier. These are not photos I took myself, I found them on the web. See my previous posts where I explain how I usually fish them. The legs on the stonefly I u
Right number of flies for a trip
My flies are divided up by type, one box for mayflies, one for caddisflies (with a few stonefly patterns just for kicks), one for nymphs/soft hackles, and one for streamers. If there's not a fly in th
Bitch Creek nymph
I simply wrap the whole thing with orange chenille, and use a marker to apply the back.  Stonefly nymphs need to be fished deep in rocky runs, and many will be lost.  Quicker the tie the bet
January swap club
Of all the flies out there I've never tied a stimulator, mostly because there are not any major stonefly populations where I do most of my fishing, I can count on one hand all the times I've seen adul
Scud with Ziplock Sandwich Bag Body Wrap
I use the bags that house dubbing, hooks, chenile etc....  They all work for me.  Wife is a scrapbooker so I use her cutting machine to cut up to 100 strips or more.  Like Stevegud1 ref
Looking for recommendations on flies to tie
Try fishing the Gros Ventre on the east side of the valley. You might have to go upstream a ways since there was a lot of posted areas when I was there many years ago. Slide Lake was formed when an ea
A little side project
Slips from each side of these feathers make nice wings on wet flies.  You can also use slips from these flats for wing cases on nymphs.  They are quite slippery, so I usually cut the slips t
Shucktail Emerger
I've been reading Peter Hayes book Fishing Outside the Box. It's interesting but a bit too centered on English chalk stream fishing for me. What about fishing streamers during a snow storm? Nymph fish
Looking for a Stonefly Nymph Pattern
Hi All. I'm looking for some Perla stonefly nymph patterns, you know, the brown top and basically yellow bottom type. I have patterns, but just wanted to tie something different. I can tie only about
Yellow Sally
:=)) Merry Christmas all. I was going to head up into the Park today but..............Mr Blizzaaaaaard is now out in the yard. Snow's coming down sideways. The above little stonefly adult does work we
Starting a sample collection?
InsectNet.com (if you can stomach it) is a resource, and for collecting supplies, Bioquip.com has everything you would ever need.    Got to disagree Mike,  depending on your definition
HO Candy Double X
That's a great looking pattern ... but I would rather see it without the "tail".  That just looks ... odd ... to me.   Thanks Mike,   This pattern supposed to imitate a stonefly and
Gummybear
Here's a bigger one.  Golden Stonefly style (the Jellystone Nymph). This one has lead wire wrapped on the hook, flattened with smooth face needle nose. Then soaked in CA glue (prior to attaching
UV in your flies - fact or fallacy.
RE> "just banter"That's cool. And probably right too for the most part. That's the way it should be.But some guys do get all uppity at times. On another forum I once posted the following photo of a
Stoner
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
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