Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Simplebugger, Feb 2, 2013.
yes Pat another good one
Like Johnny Cash said...Da trout'll get fat come Skwala time
Need to get a black marker for the egg sac.
one tied for the profile
Hmmm, I wonder if that large egg sac as pictured in Preston's photos would work as a trigger?
Gettin' ready for Skwala Madness 2013.
Here are some dries I've been tying up for the coming weekends...
Used ScottP's hopper SBS to come up with this. Thanks for that Scott!
Nice tie Mcnasty, and thanks for the great pics Preston. I am going to spend some time at the vise this winter to tie adults and nymphs for the early and late hatches. Thanks again guys, super thread.
I have my own set of adult stonefly patterns called the Supernatural Stones. I only have Salmonfly and golden stone, but I look forward to making a Skwala adult. I'll have one tied up within a few months.
It takes a few months to tie the fly? Sounds a bit too complicated for me.
so since this thread's been dredged back up, how'd everyone's patterns do earlier this year?
This one worked pretty well
Rogue's were good but a bit fragile
This was the best combination of durability/visability/catchability
Well Scott, I meant I'll have the materials within that time frame, and I'll tie it by then. It'll be a really cool lookin' fly. Instead of a #8 hook, I'll use a #10, do a dark olive body, and that should be it. This is what the Supernatural Stonefly pattern looks like.
Hope you know I was kidding; that's a very nice fly.
I know u were kiddin'. Hopefully this years Skwala hatch on the Sacramento River here in California will be bigger, the Summer Stonefly hatch was pretty big this year, same for the pteronarcys. And actually Scott that MCM Foam Stone pattern; I got my idea for the Supernatural Stone from that pattern. I liked how the MCM was durable. I added antennae, tied in the legs in a different spot, used moose hair for the wings, and put Krystal Flash in the wings. How did you exactly do the extended body? Every different segment on the extended body I would whip finish, so it ended up being about 4 whip finishes on the extended body.