January Fly Salon - Stonefly Nymph

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Brian Thomas, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    when they become dislodged they do curve
     
  2. Brad Niemeyer

    Brad Niemeyer Old School Member

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    Here's my RubberBandit stone fly In a couple of versions. It sinks fast, is durable and looks like the genuine article. For those who believe movement is key, substitute hen hackle or rubber legs for the biot legs.

    As for the curve, the jury is still out. I remember my dad and Eric Leiser arguing that one back in '79. Dad always said "curved nymphs are dead nymphs". But perhaps a dead nymph is just as tasty to a trout? Seems like they would squirm a bit if dislodged and drifting.
     

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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Because I've caught fish with both curved and straight body stonefly nymph patterns, it makes no difference to me if it makes no difference to the fish.
     
  4. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    winner? anyone interested in keepin these goin?
     
  5. Brian Thomas

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    Lots of nice flies this time around , but I have to go with Brad Niemeyer`s submissions .
    Congrats , and apologies for being untimely .
     
  6. kelvin

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    go Brad!
     
  7. kelvin

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    whats on the menu for February?
     
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  8. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Damn, nice ties Brad. SBS requested :)
     
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