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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.
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.   http://www.johnnyspond.com/stonefly-model--sf3--rotary-whip-finisher.html   You can also use a dubbing loop tool   http://chifly.com/upload
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
HOOKS!!!!
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:   http://www.theanglingbookstore.com/troutfliesforthemichiganemergenceschedule.aspx   +1 on the Pheasan
Flies for mid-June on the Toccoa
girdle bugs and other stonefly patterns
March Flies from the Vise
Flick Stonefly Creeper [attachment=45627:image.jpg]
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
Hooks???
+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.  http://www.orvis.com/news/fly-fishing/Tying-the-Elk-Hair-Caddis    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
Comparaduns, parachutes, winged/hackle dries... what do you use?
For the various mayflies, nothing works better for me than a traditional Catskill dry fly in the correct size and color.   I can usually get by with 3 patterns in 3 sizes.  A sulpher or
My big rainbow (Fav nymph patterns)
Jimmy Leg's stonefly or Copper John for rivers, Copper John or Zebra midge for lakes. I love Copper Johns. I've hooked chinook salmon on copper johns.
Any ideas on how to use this?
it is a nymph box my dad used to have a couple of them when I was younger I had to fill it every year with hare's ears on one side and PT nymphs on the other in his green one and in the brown one he h
Stone fly critique
point the tails inline with the hook shank or leave them out entirly I guess it depends on why the tail was added in the first place. The angled tails will aid in flotation acting as outriggers. Gran
November flies from the vise
Using the new Pro Sportfishers stonefly kit and adapting it to my Stinger Stone.   And its companion the Pro Rogue Foam Stone - Golden.
Hatches Blog Post - Wired Stonefly Nymph
The Wired Stonefly Nymph is a great heavy stonefly nymph pattern. The Wired Stonefly Nymph is not only heavy, but also life like. The bright segmentation of the wired body really stands out and adds t
Synthetic dry fly wings
You can make sheet wings for Caddis patterns, and Stonefly patterns with tea bags, coated with thinned fleximent.  They work quite well, hold up, and fish like the flies.  Organza ribbon wil
UV or not to UV
Silk, I would think (always dangerous) that a surface fly would be just as apt to benefit from UV...IF...UV is really a benefit. Looking up from below a UV product would have a natural gleam to it fro
First fly & fish
This guy. Nice little wild rainbow. Caught this spring using a Fountainhead Stonefly Tenkara rod with a simple kebari I tied. Apparently I was so excited, I didn't wait for my iPhone to focus on the f
Problem: Skinny Flies
Some flies, like the naturals they represent, need to be beefier.  For example stonefly nymphs, some scuds,... But your flies look good to me. 
October swap club 2013
I am tying up some stonefly nymphs with my mystery material. They are done and will be in the mail along with last month's streamer. I apologize to everyone for not getting last month's flies out on t
RBF: Dan Craft Custom 10'4" 6wt
Here is my latest build for myself. It is another custom blank from Dan Craft. Dan Craft FTL 9' 6wt 6pc blank with custom rolled FT butt section to make it a 10'4" long 7pc rod. The blank is bare
New water, no info, what would you tie?
Elk Hair Caddis...12-16 Adams Parachute 12-18 Hares Ear Nymph 10-16 PT Nymph 10-18 Stonefly Nymph 6-10
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Great link Cheech, thanks!  That stonefly looks really nice.  Is there a recipe or step-by-step for the pattern?
Maybe too optimistic.
Maybe Colin...  Maybe...   stonefly nymph black or brown spinner dun ??  (what the hell is a Sedge / Alder??) damsel nymph floating beetle buzzer pupae??
Anyone ever give a flyfishing/tying presentation
A while back I was asked if I would do a trout fishing presentation at a trout club. I was hesitant because I had never did anything like this before.  I decided to go for it and volunteered my t
Anyone tie with India/Chinese necks?
I'm a pre-genetic tyer and I always find myself digging through the bargain bin necks when I find one ...there are some treasures can be in there. Lot's of browns, gingers, and badgers, and a few vari
Foam Extended Abdomen Stonefly X
  Here is the next... EA Stonefly X 2.0 which is simplified and quicker tie for fishing...       Step by step is also up on the blog... http://dronsworld.blogspot.com/2013/08/ea
Hemaitite bead on a pin
ive seen these methods   surface stonefly   http://oakorchardflies.proboards.com/thread/681/surface-stone-fly-step?page=1&scrollTo=2471   tri lobal leech   http://www.flytyingb
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