Stonefly nymphs are perhaps the most exciting food in a trout's diet. This perfect Stonefly Pattern is just right for matching the hatch and tying them is almost as exciting as feeding them to the fish! This weighted nymph is very easy to tie and can be made to imitate all of the stoneflies that crawl around the rocks where you live and fish.
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Watch how to tie this fly:
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I use strong hooks with my stoneflies, you never know what might eat it! I usually tie this stonefly pattern with a #4, #6 or #8 Stonefly Hook
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Finally, I use a bit of glue to seal the fly and make it last for many, many bites.
First, shape your hook like this...
Then, wrap it with lead wire
Tie on thread to the top of the bend
Now add tails
Work forward and tie in three sets of legs
And finish this step by tying in the antenna
Now wrap the chenille forward to the eye
Trim and whip finish
(Preliminary side view)
Use a permanent marker to "perfect" the stonefly
Finish with a top coat of super glue
Enjoy your Perfect Stonefly Nymph!