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    Default stone fly pattern suggestions?

    hey guys,

    what pattern do you guys suggest for stone flies? im looking for a quick tie that looks decent... for some reason i have the hardest time with these buggers, and of coarse, i just got a order for a bunch...

    here is a poor picture of the best attempt ive had so far, and yes, 10 minutes after hitting the water, it resides in a tree.

    DSCF0524.jpgDSCF0525.jpg

    any suggestions?

    thanks,
    spoof
    if every cast caught a fish, it would be called "catching" not "fishing"

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    If you're just talking nymphs the North Fork Special has worked pretty well for me:



    Stuff like the Pickle/Rubberlegs series are very effective, too, and easy to tie so you don't cry so much when you break them off fishing down amongst the rocks; Brooks Stone, as well.
    If you're talking dries, I had real good luck a few weeks ago with various bullethead patterns for the skwala hatch:











    Regards,
    Scott
    Last edited by ScottP; 05-14-2013 at 11:41 AM.

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    Pat's rubber legs for the larger size 6 stone fly nymphs

    http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/fly...m?parentID=178

    and wired stone for size 10 to 14 stones , change the wire colors to match your stones http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flyt...080403fotw.php

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    This one has been very good to us this spring...

    http://www.flyfishfood.com/2013/04/masked-marauder.html

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    You could go old-school. Bird's Stonefly Nymph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayatwork View Post
    You could go old-school. Bird's Stonefly Nymph.


    Sweet fly, very nicely tied.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Barr's Tungstone in various sizes and colors.

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    biot abdomen stonefly in small sizes works well
    Last edited by rainbowchaser; 05-14-2013 at 08:54 PM.
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    I see nothing wrong with the flies on your rod handle. In fact I like them!

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