The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Tyer's Round Table > Share Patterns

Share Patterns List your favorite and selfmade fly patterns. Share with other tyers. Learn how to tie various flies...

Like Tree31Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2014, 12:36 PM
calftail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Denver, Co.
Posts: 593
calftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Big Bad Stonefly

"Jacklin's Salmonfly" on the left......

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2014, 01:04 PM
dean_mt's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Western Montana
Posts: 2,826
dean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant future
Default Re: Big Bad Stonefly

Really nice ties, ct. As usual, I should add. I like them both and am excited to get that Jacklin's for the swap. I really like the nymph too, basic enough but with the attention to detail that makes it stand out. I've tied a variety of salmonfly nymphs that are similar to this one, but not as nice. Seems like every year about this time I start making up more nymphs and dries for the early stones, I am constantly morphing with different materials when ever I get bored. I do not have a single salmonfly pattern that I "go to," it seems like fishing the hatch is so hit or miss and timing is everything.

But this does make me want to do a salmonfly (stonefly) swap, nymph or dry. I wonder if there would be enough interest if it started after the deer hair swap, so end of March. It would kind of be a specialty swap as not everyone is near a hatch of this things, it could be a small group.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2014, 01:47 PM
calftail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Denver, Co.
Posts: 593
calftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to beholdcalftail is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Big Bad Stonefly

Quote:
Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
it seems like fishing the hatch is so hit or miss and timing is everything.
I think you are so right and gave up with the dream of hitting it years ago. We used to have a pretty good hatch on the Colorado River but with all those bugs everywhere the fishing was disappointing to say the least.

I look at it this way too, the stoneflys are available to the fish all the time and with that I have fished them whenever I'm in the right water with good results even though it wasn't their time to be hatching.

Jacklin's Salmonfly just looks so buggy to me I'm putting it in my box and will fish it with some confidence this coming year. We'll see what happens.

Stonefly swap would be a good idea....everybody likes to tie the big flies ! Most rivers have stoneflies in one form or another all across the country. Even if they don''t the flies are buggy enough to represent other food fish eat.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2014, 03:23 PM
dean_mt's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Western Montana
Posts: 2,826
dean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant futuredean_mt has a brilliant future
Default Re: Big Bad Stonefly

I have had some pretty disappointing days tossing salmonflies with no fish taking them. I've been out when the naturals were all over the place, good water conditions and no fish anywhere. You have to have the time to fish the hatch for a week because it is truly day to day. With 5 days in a row I think I could hit one or two really good days...maybe. And there are just so many people on the rivers that it exacerbates the frustration. I no longer anticipate salmonfly time.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2014, 04:02 PM
Liphookedau's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: AUSTRALIA
Posts: 2,450
Liphookedau is a splendid one to beholdLiphookedau is a splendid one to beholdLiphookedau is a splendid one to beholdLiphookedau is a splendid one to beholdLiphookedau is a splendid one to beholdLiphookedau is a splendid one to beholdLiphookedau is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Big Bad Stonefly

A nice Big Fly unfortunately we don't get The Stone Fly Hatches I'll just have to turn up in The States one year they are on as I have great fun catching Browns & Rainbows when The Beetles are around & can only imagine what it would be like to use & catch Fish on one of these Flies also even though our Winters aren't as Cold or as Long as in The States The Cold Weather can be Cruel.
Brian
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2014, 03:59 PM
lv2nymph's Avatar
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Statecollege, Pa.
Posts: 788
lv2nymph is just really nicelv2nymph is just really nicelv2nymph is just really nicelv2nymph is just really nicelv2nymph is just really nice
Default Re: Big Bad Stonefly

Nice looking stones, really like the thorax coloration. Nice job.
__________________
There is a need to fish, to be in the water. It soothes the soul.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Irideus Custom Golden Stonefly Nymph Steelhead Fly Fishing Flies Trout Stonefly Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 01-19-2014 06:00 PM
Irideus Custom Golden Stonefly Nymph Steelhead Fly Fishing Flies Trout Stonefly Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 05-26-2013 11:40 AM
Irideus Custom Golden Stonefly Nymph Steelhead Fly Fishing Flies Trout Stonefly Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 12-09-2012 06:51 AM
Irideus Custom Golden Stonefly Nymph Steelhead Fly Fishing Flies Trout Stonefly Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 12-02-2012 04:11 AM
Irideus Custom Golden Stonefly Nymph Steelhead Fly Fishing Flies Trout Stonefly Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 08-26-2012 04:12 AM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.