As promised, Riseform has published more content for us fly tyers to consume. The second pattern is J.C.’s Black Bead Stonefly by John Collins. Finally a worthy use for all those dollar store beads I bought so long ago. Here we are with a nice little winter stonefly pattern. I’ve often seen these in the early spring hatching on the western streams.
Hook: Dai-Riki 285 curved nymph sizes 18 – 20
Thread: 8/0 Black
Abdomen: 5 Black size #15 round glass beads
Tail: 2 Dark Moose Body Hairs
Wing Pads: Black Domestic Turkey Feather
Thorax: Black Rabbit Dubbing
Legs: Black Ring Neck Pheasant Head Feather