Friday, October 9, 2009

Tributary Stone

Hook: Strong Nymph #6-14
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Black Krystal Flash
Body: Black Dubbing
Rib: Tying Thread
Case: Black Flash Back
Legs: Rooster Hackle
Head: Black Bead

Notes on the Fly

This is an easy stonefly nymph for the big fish from the lake. What makes a good nymph for migratory fish? Something that looks and feels like food to the trout, has some weight tied in to it, and is easy to tie so you can tie a lot of them in a short amount of time. What makes this pattern nice is the rib for the body and the hackle in the thorax is the tying thread. That eliminates the step of tying in a wire/thread rib. I will be posting this time saving step in more detail in the future, and if you can't wait just send me an email or comment and I will give you more instructions.


bfly said...

looking good! Those things should be great this spring for steelhead and browns.

Luke C Photo said...

Thanks man!