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Mega Prince Nymph by In The Riffle

This Mega Prince nymph fly pattern is a first-rate dark stonefly pattern for freestone river systems. I’ve been following the videos at In The Riffle for years and always appreciate that the flies that they tie are built with durability in mind. Prince Nymphs can be finicky little flies with all the goose biots, but this super-sized version, developed by Dan Delekta, keeps the legs and biots nicely separated with dubbing.

This type of fly would be ideal as the top pattern in a dropper rig, perhaps with a smaller prince nymph tied off the bend 12-18 inches apart. The Mega Prince has a lot of movement built into it with the barred rubber legs and marabou.

Mega Prince Fly Pattern recipe

Hook: #06-10 Tiemco 5262
Bead: Copper Cyclops Bead or Copper Tungsten Bead
Thread: Black Veevus 8/0
Tail: Brown Grizzly Marabou
Legs: Olive/Green Flake Barred Crazy Legs
Body: Peacock Herl
Rib: Copper Brassie Wire
Collar1: Natural India Hen Back
Wings: White Goose Biots
Collar2: Peacock Ice Dub

Sources

Youtube Channel: In The Riffle
Youtube Video: Mega Prince fly tying video
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Instagram: InTheRiffle
Website: intheriffle.com

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Stone Bugger by Don Freschi

The Stone Bugger is a cold fusion of a bugger and a stone nymph pattern from Sport Fishing on the Fly (SPOTF) and Don Freschi. This pattern comes from the season 8 episode 4, “Spring on the Columbia”. There is a pictorial step by step here. This should be a great pattern for both stream and stillwater fishing. Brown, olive, and golden colors should be tied, and a range of sizes in #12-#4, should be a good fit. I’m off to the vise to try a few of these right now.

Stone Bugger Fly pattern Recipe

Hook: Size 6 TMC 2302
Thread: Wapsi UTC 70 Black
Tail: Brown Marabou
Weight: 0.020 Lead Wire
Wingcase: Flexcement covered Turkey feather
Body: Fiery Brown Angora Goat Dubbing
Legs: Hungarian Partridge

You can follow Sport Fishing on the Fly on Youtube and visit the show website for more fly tying information by heading to SFOTF.ca.

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Foamulator tied by In The Riffle

I can think back to when I first started tying flies, and I remember with a lot of fondness, tying up Stimulators for use on the local lakes. The flies were nice and substantial, piling up quickly on the bench. Even on the water, the flies performed quite well, but with new materials, comes new ways to seat them onto a hook. The Foamulator is a fully loaded take on the classic Stimulator pattern used to imitate stoneflies and salmonflies. The fly includes a strip of foam into the design, a hi-vis indicator in the wing, and some action imbuing rubber legs. The densely wrapped hackle and foam should keep this fly floating high for hours. The video shows the GoldenStone version of the fly being tied, but it can be tied in a number of colors to match the naturals.

Via: In The Riffle on Youtube

Foamulator Fly Tying Recipe

Hook: #04-10 Tiemco 5212
Thread: Orange Veevus 14/0
Tail: Golden Brown Dyed Deer Body Hair
Back: Gold 2mm Thin Foam
Rear Body: Golden Brown Ice Dubbing
Rear Body Hackle: Brown Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash
Underwing: Yellow Web Wing
Overwing 1: Golden Brown Dyed Deer Body Hair
Overwing 2: White McFlylon or Poly Yarn
Legs: Yellow Medium Grizzly Barred Rubber Legs
Head: UV Red Ice Dubbing
Head Hackle: Grizzly Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape

You can find In The Riffle via: InTheRiffle.com,
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