Stoneflies

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Stoneflies

Postby Inconnu on Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:53 pm

I love fishing Stoneflies, either adults or nymphs. This one I adapted to a Draper style hook to give it that wide bodied look typical of the insect. Anyone else have a Stonefly pattern they wouldn't mind sharing?

Draper Hook by Partridge:
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Finished fly:
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Re: Stoneflies

Postby TroutJournal on Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:20 pm

Wow, I'm impressed that looks awesome!!
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Re: Stoneflies

Postby Inconnu on Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:38 pm

I use a wing burner and the church window feathers from a ringneck, just make sure you do it outside, it is a bit smelly. I picked up the dubbing from Ronn Lucas who is the only person I have found that supplies the golden stone dubbing of that type.
The Draper Hooks are a hunt and buy thing. Sometimes I get them on e-bay and sometimes up the street at the fly shop (or what passes for one here.)
The medium amber swannundaze or v-rib is meant to let some of the dubbing poke through and give it a buggy feel.
For weight I use a tungsten impregnated sheeting you can buy now, and stretch it over the fram and wrap a few layers of thread over it and give it a coat of clear nail polish.
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Re: Stoneflies

Postby flyguy on Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:30 pm

Nice looking fly. Cool hook too.
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Re: Stoneflies

Postby Stripper on Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:03 am

I saw some of those hooks at the local Orvis shop. I shoulda bought them, they were half price :roll:
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Re: Stoneflies

Postby Inconnu on Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:13 am

If you want to add weight to this hook, the best way I have found is to use the tungsten impregnated sheeting available in the tying section these days.
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Give it a coat of clear nail polish when you are done....
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