Hooks: Daiichi 1270 (curved shank stonefly hook).
This pattern was originally designed to imitate the smaller,
early stonefly species, but size and color can be changed to
imitate any species. Fish it dead drift. I particularly like this
pattern as a Yellow Sally imitation, in sizes 10-14.
Thread: 6/0, to match natural.
Rib: fine yarn or floss, to match natural, optional.
Body: yarn to match natural.
Thorax: Thorax: yarn to match natural.
Wing: synthetic wing material, z-wing, lacewing,
or similar, tied flat on top, to match natural.
Hackle: to match natural, palmered heavily.
Antennae: stripped hackle stems, to match natural.
1. Start tying thread on shank at a point just behind barb.
2. Tie in hackle by butt.
3. Tie in yarn then wrap 2/3 of the way up shank,
tie in and trim excess.
4. Wind hackle forward 6-7 turns to front of
body, tie in and trim excess.
5. Trim hackle on top and bottom in a "V".
6. Cut wing material to shape.
7. Tie wing in flat on top and a little past the body.
8. Tie in antennae.
9. Tie in body yarn dubbing for thorax.
10. Wrap yarn forward leaving a small space behind the
eye, tie in and trim excess.
11. Divide antennae using figure 8 wraps.
12. Form a neat head, whip finish, cut thread and cement.
Fishing the Fly:
A good wing material that I use for this fly can be purchased
at Wal-Mart. It is called Organza Ribbon Embroidery. It comes
in several widths and colors. Cut to shape and cement trimmed
edges to prevent fraying. — Matt