by Tim Flagler via TightLineVideo
hard to think of a nicer, simpler, great surface footprinted, Wonder-Winged, low-riding adult stonefly pattern.
harder yet to think of anything else i could add to what looks like the end-all stonefly imitation except for… enjoy !
ps- well ok, just one thing. try not to crowd the hook eye so much with excess materials when you’re tying your own… 😆
some super-cool ‘Predator-Like‘ stonefly nymph shucks from my local trout spot.
Stonefly exoskeletons (order: Plecoptera) found near a french Pyrenean river. it’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly but i believe them to be of the Leuctra ariega species even if they seem to be a bit too big for that particular bug.
whatever they are they’re beautiful and i know the trouts like them too…
these stonefly nymph exoskeletons (shucks) where split all the way down the back allowing the adult insect to mute for the last time and fly away to do whatever bugs do.
by Davie McPhail
you’ll have guessed by now that i’m a great fan of Davie McPhail’s tying skills and videos. just about every evening i’ll go through his video channel, just one tie at a time, watching sometimes over and over until i feel confident i’ve assimilated the techniques. observing…
this bug is a fine blend between realistic and ‘fishable’ flies. vary sizes and colors and this stonefly will catch fish anywhere in the World. enjoy.