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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Giant Stone

Here's a Giant Stonefly Nymph I came up with recently. The Nymph Skin, as it always does, gives patterns realistic segmentation. Excellent stuff.

Hook: #10 All Purpose on this one, but any standard nymph hooks you would use for stones will work.
Thread: 6/0 rusty
Tail: Brown biot
Underbody: Dubbing to bulk the body up.
Body: 3mm Nymph Skin colored brown. Nymph Skin isn't sold in many fly shops.
Wingcase: Pheasant Tail. Turkey, Nymph Skin, or even 2mm foam will work (use plenty of weight to counteract the buoyant foam. I've found that foam is good on nymphs, as it produces tiny air bubbles that shine and attract fish.)
Thorax: Hare's Ear dubbing picked out with a brush.
Legs: Brown round rubber legs
Antennae: Brown biots


Dustin's Fly Box said...

looks really good!