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by eddiewardo » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:05 pm
I was curious if any tiers have any stonefly patterns and/or recipes they would be willing to share? Here are a couple I have tied up recently. Anyone interested may reply here or PM me.
by oncorhynchus mykiss » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:16 pm
do you mean speys or nymphs? I have a spey pattern that I've caught a few steelhead on. Here's the recipe
hackle: black saddle
wing: mallard flank
I usually tie some gray ostrich herl behind the saddle hackle.
by eddiewardo » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:05 am
You have to use public server, like photobucket.com. It is free and all you have to do is upload your image there. Then use the Img button and the Img under the image there.
In regards to nymph or spey, I am not very good spey casting, so nymphs for now. Once I get better maybe spey. Thank you for the information.
by fontinalis » Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:56 pm
sat down for lunch streamside around 11:30am and saw a HUGE stonefly hatch going on, they were cralling everywhere! All #16 black, I looked in my box to find not a stone under #8. Just goes to prove you never have a pack big enough. I almost alway carry a "clear water" box but yesterday I took it out as I expected high water and a sandwich made more sence, bad call.
All in all it was a great day to be out, I learned alot about the new rod and nailed some casting time down so in (insert time here) days/weeks when the water fishs again I will be set.
this is a quote from ssg steelhead who was fishing ohio on friday I guess its a good idea to tie some small stones and some big ones
by fontinalis » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:07 pm
saw them too and did extremely well on my size 14 black stones. the ones i saw were mostly 16 but i did see a few stones in the 12-14 size range. Does any one know the latin classification for the stones. There seems to be two types. The ones that hatch on sunny winter days especially if there is snow on the ground (afternoon hatch) and the ones that hatch early afternoon/late morning in the spring after a cold night and warming up morning
another stonefly quote from autumchrome from the same thread
by fontinalis » Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:28 pm
I looked in my new Ernest Schwieberts Nymphs volume 2 and he says on pg70 "There is another large member of the Capnidae that is widely distributed throughout the upper Middle West and according to Carl Richards its nymphs are an important but largely overlooked part of the diet ingested by steelhead...Paracapnia angulata...little winter black is recommended in stzes 12 and 14"
on pg 56
Little Winter Black
Hook: 1x long nymph
Tails: 2 dark grey duck pointer quills dressed long
Body: Black synthetic dubbing material ribbed with dark brown buttonhole thread
Thorax: Black dubbing
Wing pads:2sections dark grey duck make front and back wing pads
Legs: dark sooty grey hen-hackle
He also ties this pattern in size 16 to 20 to imitate some earlier hatching smaller stoneflys I guess if you fish out west in the winter the smaller ones are good to have
by eddiewardo » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:51 pm
I was away from my computer pursuing steel all weekend and saw the same thing. Lots and lots of stones in the smaller sizes. I couldn't pick up any hits on the larger ones I had tied, but it was still fun to go and tangle my line.
I really appreciate the additional information and recipe. It is always good to have a little advice or other perspectives on tying. The fun about tying flies is you can always change the pattern just a bit to suit your ability or style or whatever. Also, when you get a fish to take your creation the feeling is always great. Thanks again.
by eddiewardo » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:05 pm
No problem, I hope it helped.
I haven't had much experience with spey flies yet, but I know I will get into them eventually. Anything that works, I will try sooner or later.
by FlyBuff » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:42 pm
I have a huge stack of tying mag's and books, but cannot seem to find this pattern...Try looking up [[size=12]size=18]Gab's Trumpet. [/size][/size]This little fly looks like one of the best stones I have every tied. On a strong small hook I bet it as the best all around stone --'Gills to Steels!
by eddiewardo » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:37 pm
FlyBuff, I attempted to find the pattern for hours today and had no luck. I am curious what the you use to tie it? Any ideas? i appreciate the information too. I am going to ask a couple of other guys who tie a lot if they have any idea. I appreciate the help.
by gFish » Thu May 15, 2008 12:30 pm
I know this thread's a little old, but ran across it and wondered if this is what you're talking about http://www.troutflies.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=N2088&Category_Code=new
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