Posts Tagged ‘Stonefly’
They Lay Down Sally is a Sally dry fly pattern to be fished during peak activity. We have a fertile river in our neck of the woods (in Utah) that produces great Yellow Sally hatches throughout the summer months.
Realistic flies can be intimidating a first glance. With more detailed step and a few unique material, they are now different that nay other flies. Kyle Hanna breaks down in detail the steps for a great realistic stonefly.
Carl Pennington Fly Tying Demo at Ghillies Fly Shop in Colorado Springs, CO. The D-Rib Golden Stone is one of the coolest flies I have seen. It is a perfect match to our local stones and is a very durable fly. Try this in any of the stretchs of the S. Platte River. Carl is [...]
Davie McPhail shows how to tie his Golden Stonefly Nymph. The detailed instruction shows a fly that is not only a productive, but is very realistic.
Jason Galloway’s ties his “Black Widow”. A great stonefly nymph, the body is built from beads. This allows for a clean looking segmented body, but also allows the weight to be varied by the type of beads used.
Grant Bench ties his Rosetta Stoned Stonefly nymph. A fast sinking and easily adaptable Stonefly pattern.
A while back we came across a fly pattern created by Dean Myers, a commercial fly tier from southeastern Pennsylvania, called the Chain Gang Stone. As you can see, Dean has taken an innovative approach to creating
The latest medium to large stonefly nymph pattern I came up with. The fly is two toned like a natural, and takes on a woven fly look without the weaving. Colors and sizes can be altered accordingly, as a rule of thumb I tie these in a 12-4 and the golden color in the video [...]
A simple in the round tie for the Eastern March Brown but serves dual purpose as a medium sized stonefly. This particular fly is moderately weighted and designed to be fished as an anchor in a “euro-style” nymph rig. I personally like to tie this in 2 sizes and weights as explained in the video. [...]
X-Caddis Material List Hook: Gamakatsu R10 #14 Thread: Griffith’s 14/0 dark brown Shuck: Z-lon dun and amber mix Rib: x-fine gold braid Body: antron mix Wing: Coastal deer hair Tying Instructions This is an easy caddis. Use colors to match your caddis flies. Tie in the shuck about as long as the hook shank. Tie [...]
At Hatches Magazine, we’re always on the lookout for unique or innovative fly tying techniques, but especially, new talent. We found Aileen Ellis via the Fly Flinger’s Pattern Swap group on Facebook. While it was Aileen’s tying ability that first attracted us to her, we have also learned that she is a very talented artist as well. In the article below, Aillen shares how she ties her MK Stonefly Nymph.
Sorry Victoria, the secret is out: underwire support is the key to a flattering figure. Strategically placed and properly fashioned, short segments of wire are an excellent foundation for the broad, flattened abdomen characteristic of large nymphs. The shapely bulk of underbody wire makes an attractive chassis for subsurface flies, providing just the right visual [...]
As the light slowly fades, a lone Mayfly appears on the surface of a large Canadian lake, signaling the beginning of annual event that has taken place for millennia. The emergence of aquatic macroinvertebrates from their immature nymph or larval phase to the airborne adult stage marks the midpoint in a life cycle filled with [...]
Flymen Fishing Company adds unique new anodized colors to the Nymph-Head™ and RealFlyColor™ bead ranges * Expanded product ranges represent the market’s leading choice in terms of fly tying bead colors, sizes and quality. * New “Attractor” colors provide fly tiers with exciting possibilities to create new fly patterns. * Hook & Bead Compatibility Guide [...]
I have never been afraid to experiment when it comes to using different materials in fly tying. Sometimes it’s almost been like the experimenting has been more important than the function of the fly, but more often the end result has been surprisingly good! I will advise anyone to think a bit outside their normal [...]