Lets See Some Stoneflies

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by ambassadeur10000, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. ambassadeur10000 Member

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    How about it. Lets see some stoneflies
  2. Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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  3. GAT Active Member

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    Okay... here's one....

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    Unless you're talking about the ones with pointy metal things sticking out the butt...


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  4. ambassadeur10000 Member

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    that last pic is sweet
  5. Alexander Fishon

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    Left overs
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    Old flies I tied, I hardly fish rivers anymore and when I do it's mainly with streamers or foam dries.
    They are all wire bodied to get them down fast. I used to fish them in tandem with other nymph or caddis patterns. I'd rather use another fly for weight and attractor (more efficient) as opposed to split shot.

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  6. ScottP Active Member

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    salmonfly

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    Regards,
    Scott
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  7. Alexander Fishon

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    Nice and beat up! I like! :)
  8. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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  9. Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    Some of them already have nice teeth prints:)
    Great flies!

    Mike
  10. Travis Bille Active Member

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  11. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Nicely done imitation. I like it!
  12. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    There's two fly pattern adults, Golden and Salmonfly, both my own pattern.


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    Mercer's Beaded Biot Poxyback Golden Stonefly, and Beaded Biot Salmonfly.
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  13. Brad Niemeyer Old School Member

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    My Rubberbandit stonefly, it bounces and sinks like a stone should!;)

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  14. silvercreek Active Member

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  15. GAT Active Member

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    My gosh!!! Lot's of good look'n patterns up there!!
  16. GAT Active Member

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    Not that it matters because if a pattern works, regardless of the representation of the genuine bug, then it works. Who cares if the proportions are off? Evidently, not the fish.

    However, while I was raising my golden stonefly nymphs, I noticed that the genuine nymph is built much differently than we tie the patterns to represent the nymphs.

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    For example, the head is large, blunt and fat. The antenna are not really very long. The thorax extends almost the same distance as the abdomen. The tail, again in relation to the body, is not very long.

    I'm one of those who also do not follow the actual dimensions of the genuine bug... I don't really know where someone came up with the idea that the thorax is only the forward third of the total size of the bug.... I was taught to tie all my nymphs like that and the majority of bugs I'm trying to imitate do not have a 1/3 body length thorax. Usually, the thorax is half the length of the entire bug.

    Oh well, like I said, it doesn't matter that our proportions are off... as long as the flies catch trout... close enough... besides, traditional dry flies don't look the least bit like a real dun or adult so evidently the fish are not paying that much attention. (chances are, antenna is not needed)
  17. ambassadeur10000 Member

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    Definitely true on our tying for the most part. My stones don't look anything like the real deal and they catch plenty of fish which is good for me since I'm not the best at tying flies
  18. Norm Frechette Active Member

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  19. Alexander Fishon

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    You see, personally I like to fish patterns that look the same (in shape) but aren't the same in coloration. (not all the time but some times). That way your "junk" will stand out from the rest and get attention as opposed to just blending in with the rest. It may work if you're sight fishing, but I've seen fish move to get to an attractor pattern over the norm. Just throwing that out there...
  20. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I've raised bunches of stones in my aquarium, and I try to tie my patterns just like the real deal, but that's just me.