Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Stonefly Nymphs?

  1. #1

    Default Stonefly Nymphs?

    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
    Dave
    406

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    840

    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.
    Good luck.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Stonefly Nymphs?

    Girdle bugs.. I must have copied that pattern years ago.. never knew the name. thanks!
    Dave
    406

  4. #4

    Default Re: Stonefly Nymphs?

    This is a good one to have in your box, in various colors, a Pat Dorsey creation - simple tie and it works...

    Charlie's FlyBox - Colorado's Best FlyShop and online Fly Tying Tutorials

    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...


    PT/TB
    Daughter to Father, " How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"

    http://planettrout.wordpress.com/

  5. #5

    Default Re: Stonefly Nymphs?

    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..
    Dave
    406

  6. #6

    Default Re: Stonefly Nymphs?

    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.
    Dave
    406

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Northern California, USA
    Posts
    357

    Default Re: Stonefly Nymphs?

    Quote Originally Posted by dhayden View Post
    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!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Myrtle Grove, NC
    Posts
    1,023

    Default Re: Stonefly Nymphs?

    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.

    Instagram page @tblom77

  9. #9

    Default Re: Stonefly Nymphs?

    Quote Originally Posted by stimmy7 View Post
    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

    ---------- Post added at 10:51 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:50 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by tbblom View Post
    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.

    [/IMG]
    Those look preety good.. thanks!
    Dave
    406

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Western Montana
    Posts
    4,608

    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.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-13-2011, 05:20 PM
  2. Little Black Stonefly
    By mcnerney in forum Share Patterns
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-22-2010, 03:44 PM
  3. Stonefly books
    By axle27 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-08-2010, 05:11 PM
  4. Stonefly
    By BlueBird in forum Share Patterns
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-09-2009, 04:50 PM
  5. Stonefly
    By BlueBird in forum Share Patterns
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-28-2008, 02:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •