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Mar 25 2009

Spring Break Stonefly Contributor: dcarp
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Classification: Freshwater
Category: Dry
Bugs & Baits: Caddis Salmonfly Stonefly
Fish: Steelhead Trout
Color(s): Brown Orange Red
Recipe viewed 3223 times. Recipe ID: 987655575

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Spring Break Stonefly


Hook
Dry 3x long - sizes 6-10
Thread
Red 6/0 - Head Brown 6/0
Tail
Coastal Blacktail Deer
Body
Laminated Closed Cell (orange) and Furry Foam (Brown)
Underwing
Orange or Red Krystal Flash
Wing
Coastal Blacktail
Legs
Rubber Legs (verigated)

This fly imitates the spring hatch of stoneflies here in western Oregon. A fairly large bug up to 1 1/2" in length. Dark Brown segmented body with Orange/Red separating the segments. Large translucent wings. These are bank hatchers that climb stream side vegetation and occasionally fall back into the water. Tie the segmented body by pinching the foam with your thumbnail and index finger nail, make 3 or 4 tight wraps. Repeat for each segment. Note: The foam body is made from laminated (3M adhesive spray) orange closed cell foam and Brown Hareline "Furry" foam glued together. This pattern is "reversible". For the spring stonefly hatch tie with the brown furry side down. For the Fall October Caddis hatch, tie with the orange closed cell foam down.

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  • By: Inconnu
  • Date: 05/30/09
Stoneflies Rock.

I love stoneflies. This looks like a great pattern to fish. I use one called "The Thing from Uranus." tied with two wings but essentailly the same pattern. I like the crystal flash underwing, nice touch. I have found that they actually do waterlog but they seem to work as well in the surface film as they do floating high. Nice pattern, thanks for sharing!