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Old 04-07-2012, 04:23 PM
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Looking for new Stonefly nymphs to try out tomorrow on the yellowstone

I like this one..
Delektable Mr Rubber Legs Goldenstone

No idea what that tail is at the back.. yellow maribou?

What are your favorite stonefly nymphs? Looking for easy ties.. since I tend to lose a lot to the bottom.. lol
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: Stonefly Nymphs?

Yup, that looks like a tuft of yellow marabou. Ask Google to show you a few 'Girdle Bugs', looks easy enough and is often highly recommended.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:00 PM
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Girdle bugs.. I must have copied that pattern years ago.. never knew the name. thanks!
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This is a good one to have in your box, in various colors, a Pat Dorsey creation - simple tie and it works...

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Funny... Dan's wife, at that shop that offers the Delektable series, asked me if I was a guide when I walked in there with the kids on my way to $3.00 Bridge from Ennis...Dan is an interesting fellow and ties some nifty patterns...


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his shop's a little out of the way for us.. only been in there once.. have to make the extra few miles and check in again..
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:37 PM
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This has been a great pattern so far.. really fast to tie, and all the local species seem to like it. Not the nicest looking from a person standpoint, but the trout love it.

Trailing this with a Red Copper John, or San Juan variant.. has been working great.
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his shop's a little out of the way for us.. only been in there once.. have to make the extra few miles and check in again..
A few miles? A FEW MILES?!?!?!?

Do you have ANY IDEA how many of us would KILL to be just "a few miles" from his shop?!?!?!

...sigh... We now return you to your regular programming...

...a few miles... sheesh!
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My simplest version:

~#12 long heavy hook, 3mm bead head in whatever color.
marabou, squirrel, or hare for tail (remove the leather).
Tie in wire to match the bead.
Wrap dubbing forward 2/3 or hook for abdomen.
Wrap wire forward for segments.
Create dubbbing loop of swishers Generation X dubbing (lots of rubber leggy bits).
Wrap loop forward and tie in behind the bead. Leave room for a dubbing collar.
Finish with a dubbing collar.

Variations.:
Grizzly matuka hackle, genX collar.
GenX hackle, dub collar.
wood duck wings, dub collar.
Thin skin over entire body.
Hot bead, black dub body.
They all seem to work and are fun to tie variations with.


A more complete version has a thin skin back and a wing case.
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A few miles? A FEW MILES?!?!?!?

Do you have ANY IDEA how many of us would KILL to be just "a few miles" from his shop?!?!?!
lol.. yes I do..

the Lower Madison is 15-18 minutes away... The Gallatin, just over a mile

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My simplest version:

~#12 long heavy hook, 3mm bead head in whatever color.
marabou, squirrel, or hare for tail (remove the leather).
Tie in wire to match the bead.
Wrap dubbing forward 2/3 or hook for abdomen.
Wrap wire forward for segments.
Create dubbbing loop of swishers Generation X dubbing (lots of rubber leggy bits).
Wrap loop forward and tie in behind the bead. Leave room for a dubbing collar.
Finish with a dubbing collar.

Variations.:
Grizzly matuka hackle, genX collar.
GenX hackle, dub collar.
wood duck wings, dub collar.
Thin skin over entire body.
Hot bead, black dub body.
They all seem to work and are fun to tie variations with.

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Those look preety good.. thanks!
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Default Re: Stonefly Nymphs?

Hi Dave, it's that time of the year, eh!

I found a really simply but good fly a couple years ago for using during high water salmonfly time. It looks like a modified Brooks Stone, being fully "in the round" and meant to fish along the banks in fast water where the salmonfly nymphs are, and the fish and without much time to examine flies.

I use a 200R or similar long, curved hook.
Beadhead
Tail: rubber, or sili legs, or floss
Rib: wire
Body: heavy hare-tron dubbing or similar
Thorax: a couple Hen hackles to make a nice thick thorax

You could alter the hackle and use saddle, or palmer a saddle through the hen for more leggy look. The idea is to make the thorax out of the hen hackle so it give the fly dimension and size and also some nice movement. This is not just a collar, it should be a good section of the front 1/3 or so of the hook, less the bead.

Swing that sucker in the undercuts. You could heavily weight it with lead too.

It's such a basic tie that you can alter the color combinations easily and tie a bunch and see what works best: all black, black and orange, brown and olive...

I'm going to send a PM with a link to another site with some good stonefly patterns.
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