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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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Hairy Drake by Tim Neal

This unconventional dry fly was designed by Michigan guide Earl Madsen. It’s a fly designed to mimic a hex or brown drake hatch. The fly is pretty big, but the heavy application of hackle and the poly body should keep this floating pretty well.

Hairy Drake Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: 2xl dry fly hook
Thread: Yellow 3/0
Post: White deer hair
Tail: gray squirrel tail
Rib: Brown dry fly saddle
Body: Yellow yarn or polypropylene
Hackle: Grizzly and brown hackle

Sources:

Youtube: Tying Michigan’s Best Trout Flies

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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
Zap-A-Gap

Sources

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

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