A great stonefly pattern to fish small streams when tied in a size 12 or 14.
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|Hook:||Hanak 230 or other nymph hook sizes 8-14.
|Body:||Dubbing - Ginger Hares Ear or color to match local stonefly.
|Weight:||Copper Tungsten bead sized to hook and 2/3 shank wrapped with .015 - .025 lead wire.
|Tail and shellback:||Brown Goose Biots.
|Antennae:||Brown Goose Biot Tip from Thorax.
|Legs:||Brown Hareline life-flex or similiar.
|Ribbing:||Brown or Golden Stone medium D-rib Stretched.
|Thorax:||Brown Goose Biots
Fish the stonefly under an indicator working it along the bottom.
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- Place the bead on the hook shank with the small eye forward.
- Wrap lead down the shank to cover about 2/3 of the hook. Shove the lead into the bead.
- Start the thread behind the lead and secure it to the shank. Return the thread to the bend.
- Tie on the D-rib to the end of the lead.
- Dub the body to about one-third the length of the shank behind the bead.
- Tie on two biots in front of the dubbing. The tips of the biots should extend beyond the bend to form the tail. Clip the excess biots.
- Holding the biots in place, wrap the D-rb forward to form the ribbing and to hold the biot shellback in place. Tie off the d-rib in the thorax area.
- Tie in two biots in the thorax area with the tips forward beyond the eye. These will form both theantennae and wing case for the stonefly.
- Tie in the life-flex to form the legs in the thorax area.
- Use the same dubbing as used on the body and dub the throax.
- Pull the biots for the wing case forward and tie off. Clip the excess biots.
- Whip-finish and cement head.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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