Stonefly nymph patterns ? ( again )

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  1. mrgando

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    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to find some stonefly nymph step by step patterns, so far I've only found the Kauffman stone in charlie's fly box ( here )

    Kauffman's stone is very nice but it requires a lot of work, and I'm looking for alternatives. Montanafly.com show's some very nice patterns that are like the kind I'm looking for... but no step by step available, here are some examples taken from there:

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    I'm looking to tie in size 12 mainly, if anyone has some advice let me know :)
     
  2. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Try www.flyrecipes.com for step-by-step instructions; a tier by the name of Dave Carpenter, down in Lyons, OR ties for me and he has some great patterns.
     
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    Yeah, originally that was tied in black. Brad Jackson's Ugly Bug. Hard to imagine anyone else taking credit for it... Weight the thorax, and taper the shank to the weight with thread, and it can be as graceful looking as the Kaufmann. I tie them on a 200R style hook, and weight some like a sparkplug. It's a great steelhead fly dead drift and on a deep slow swing.

    http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/showthread.php?t=772424
     
  5. Norm Frechette

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    try googling for the following stone flies

    bitch creek

    montana nymph

    yuk bug

    girdle bug

    brooks stonefly

    birds stonefly

    halfback

    20 incher

    fullback

    tie up a size 6-8-10 hares ear. should make a imitation

    the patterns you include in your post are relatively easy to tie without a step by step.
     
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    Pat's Rubberlegs is a particularly good imitation of the Skwala stonefly. In the water, its mottled olive and black coloring is an unexpectedly close simulation of the natural. It also works well as an imitation of the golden stone. Choose your hook size based on the species of stonefly you're imitating. 8 to 10 is a good size for the Skwala.
     
  8. Stewart

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    mrgando, check out youtube. I have been using it more and more. I tried a quick search on youtube before I posted this and got quite a few hits on "stonefly nymph".
     
  9. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Yes, not exactly a quick tie, but one experience I had with Kaufmann's double-bead made me a fan for life. Summer, the Upper Sacramento and a Kaufmann's stone were made for each other.
     
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    best golden stone ever... i go easier on the dubbing
     
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    prince nymph anybody?
     
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