Category Archives: Stonefly

Northshore Stonefly Nymph

I started tying the Northshore Stonefly Nymph for a client but have been fishing this simplified stonefly nymph pattern designed for trout and steelhead. I tie the fly on a 3xl curved hook like the Mustad C53s, Tiemco 200R or the Partridge K12ST. You could also bens a 4 or 5xl streamer hook if you are in a bind. I use a custom blend of dubbing this fly that is similar to Hareline’s Senyo’s Laser Dub. The process to make your own dubbing is pretty straightforward so if you want to try it out yourself, you can check out the process here. I tie this in black, brown (this version in the video), olive, and golden.

Northshore Stonefly Nymph Fly pattern recipe

Hook: Mustad C53s #6-10
Bead: 4.5mm black brass bead
Thread: Olive 6/0 (140 d)
Tail: Goose biots
Body: Laser dubbing
Rib: Mono or Stretch Magic
Legs: Silicone or rubber strips
Antenna: Goose biots

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Sources

Youtube Channel: Piscator Flies
Web: Piscator Flies
Instagram: piscatorflies
Twitter: piscatorflies
Facebook: piscatorflies

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Tying the Shimmer Stone Nymph with Brian Wise

This Rich Strolis pattern is tied by Fly Fishing The Ozarks’ Brian Wise. It’s a nice break to see Brian finally tying a fly under 6 inches for a change. Speaking of changes, the channel has a slick new intro for the videos and seems to have adopted a looped soundtrack in favor of the dubstep we’ve seen in the past. This is the first nymph in the series, and we are hoping to see more patterns from Brian again after a bit of a hiatus. This is a great pattern, just sub in darker materials if you need dark stones rather than the golden version presented here.

Rich Strolis’ Shimmer Stone Nymph fly pattern recipe

Hook: Dai Riki 270
Bead: 5/32″
Antennae: LifeFlex
Underbody: Lead Wire .025
Tail: LifeFlex
Body/Wing Case: Flash Back
Body: D-Rib amber
Thorax: Hare’s Ear Plus – gold
Legs: Hen

Sources

Youtube Channel: flyfishingtheozarks
Website: flyfishingtheozarks.com

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Jimmy Legs by Bow River Troutfitters

Jimmy Legs is a simple weighted stonefly pattern. The variegated chenille imparts a natural appearance to the damp fly and the 8 flexible legs help to suggest living prey item for searching fish. While the fly will work wonderfully on Alberta’s Bow River, I’m giving this one a whirl on some of the Great Lakes tribs this summer.

Jimmy Legs Fly Recipe

Hook: Mustad Nymph Sproat S82 3399 #8
Thread: Semperfli Nanosilk Olive 6/0
Legs: Round Rubber Legs Brown/Chartreuse
Body: Variegated Chenille Olive/Brown
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Sources

Youtube Channel: Bow River Troutfitters
Web: BowRiverTroutfitters.com
Instagram: brtroutfitters
Twitter: BRTroutfitters
Facebook: BRTroutfitters

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