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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Little Winter black Stonefly Nymph

    Jonathan,

    I think that Goose biots are definitely the way to go for smaller hooks; the other side of the rachis (stem) may be an even better solution for barbs for a #18 or smaller.

    If you get it working on a #18.................. and if you just happen to have a spare dozen or so just sitting around, I have an address that you can use to lighten your load.

    Pocono

    ---------- Post added at 09:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:17 PM ----------

    Second message - here's an adult LBS; tied with a CDC collar. Maybe some ideas here that would help you in downsizing your nymph:

    Little Black Stonefly The Daily Fly Paper Blog

    Pocono

    ---------- Post added at 09:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:33 PM ----------

    And a little more for you on small LBS nymphs:

    Pennsylvania Fly Fishing - Early Stone Fly Patterns [Forum - Fly Tying]

    Pocono

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Little Winter black Stonefly Nymph

    Cool! I was ready for bed, but had to tie one of these after seeing it. I tied it on a Mustad 9671 #18. No problems with the smaller hook, but I just happened to have a pack of small black goose biot.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Little Winter black Stonefly Nymph

    JJ, very nice looking pattern, and great step by step.

    Dan

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    Default Re: Little Winter black Stonefly Nymph

    Thank Pocono, those links were great to see. That Wally wing is always a cool feature and floats surprizingly well...allowing the body to hang under the film with the wing sitting flat on top of the water.

    Heres the same #12 with Gold flashback and brown ribbing


    ...and the size 20 went well enough, no lead in this one.



    JJ

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    Default Re: Little Winter black Stonefly Nymph

    Ooooooo..............I'll take a dozen of the #20's, Jonathan! Nice looking LBS!

    That will work here in the Poconos starting about the first of March!

    Pocono

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    Default Re: Little Winter black Stonefly Nymph

    halfway through your dozen Pocono...6 #18's and 6 #20. PM me your addy!

    JJ

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    Default Re: Little Winter black Stonefly Nymph

    Another member asked about the dry I fish so I'll just post it here since I already uploaded to the gallery.

    #16 Adult little winter black Stonefly
    Tail - black deer hair
    Body - mink & (wide gap) palmered grizzly hackle
    Thorax - Dark Antron dubbing
    Wing - Black Deer hair
    Grizzly hackle



    I use the same mini stemulator pattern for yellow sallys as well...just all yellow.
    JJ

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    Default Re: Little Winter black Stonefly Nymph

    Quote Originally Posted by peregrines View Post
    Great job and an excellent imitation -- like Pocono mentioned that's one of the first winter hatches around here (they're also smaller here too around size 18)--- it looks like it might be a good winter steelhead pattern too for some of the GL tribs.
    Deadly! For GL steelies, real short slow swing tight to the bank or close to anything and everything sticking in or out of the water. A few more weeks and they'll be all over the place around here! Really cool pattern! Thanks for posting this.
    Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave

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