July 25, 2008

Simple Stone Fly

This is one of my favorite nymph patterns, it's small and drab, but it's deadly. When steelhead are pressured in low and clear water, this pattern can produce. I've tinkered with it over the years and it's one of my favorites. This pattern is also effective on carp.


Materials

Daiichi 1530 #12 - 14
Black 6/0 thread
Black or ice dubbing
Micro-wire - black or copper
Goose biots - black
Krystal flash or flashabou - pearl, yellow, pink




Wrap the thread around the hook until you reach the end of it. Then take a goose biot and place it on the side of the hook. Make sure the boit flares out and tie it in securely. Repeat the same process on the other side.

Cut a section of micro-wire. Place it under the hook and tie it in securely.


Spin some dubbing on the thread and start to wrap it around the hook until you reach the midsection of the hook. You can use either strands of flashbou or krystal flash as the thorax. In clear water the strands often reflect light, which gets the fish's attention. Place the strands on top of the hook and tie them in securely.


Wrap the wire evenly around the hook until you reach the strands. Wrap the thread around the wire several times and cut the excess. Spin some more dubbing on the thread and warp around the hook. The body should be slightly larger than the abdomen.


Pull the strands over the dubbing and tie them in securely. Cut the excess, form a head and whip finish.

The end result is a very simple easy to tie nymph that works very well. You can tie different sizes and colors schemes depending on what type of water you in fish in.

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