Cool post, 900 and an effective looking fly.
When I've used other materials, they'be been easier to work with, but never look as good as goose biot.
The goose biot flies seem to fish better too.
Funny that all the local stoneflies I've seen are small - prob #10-#12 hook size, but the stonefly ptrns I tie/fish are usually #8's.
Some of my best fly fishing surprises have been with a 5wt rod and a #8 stonefly ptrn.
You tying these on #8 nymph hooks?
Thanks for posting this.
I tie something similar I call an SOS (standard ol' stonefly)... but also because it saves the day and puts a fish on the line when things get tough. I usually go with a soft hackle collar instead of the biot legs and skip the antenna. Your definitely looks super buggy!
Interesting point about the sizes 6x. I do tie a lot in the 10 to 12 size, but I've also had good luck with 8s and 6s. They're like a trout Big Mac!
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Ya - that's a Big Mac Attack I can stand plenty of - and don't exclude steelies!
I tied up some stoners, big ugly fat flies on #6 streamer hooks with those dull, gray dumbbell lead eyes and slung one on the Anchor one slow Fall day. Holy Cow - out of chute #4 came a fish I never did see, but we had quite a ride together until he walked me and my 8wt down to the bend rapids and spit the hook. Larger Grayling will take a big stonefly ptrn too. I always carry a couple to try esp when things get slow. Few more months...
i believe that particular hook is a size #8 scud/egg hook. dont know for sure was in my hook box from last years batchs i think. def gonna have to try and find which ones exactly cause i like the way it looks. and it was the only one i had left.
Would that be the McKinley Mac???
Stonefly nymph, never leave home with out.
Nice tie 900. Hope to see some more people sharing their ties.
900fusion Thanks for the tutorial. I have to try it
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I have been away from my vise for about 2 months now. Unfortunately I am down in California until April or May. These posts are making me jealous but I love checking them out. I have found time to spend money at a local Bass Pro shop. Their fly fishing department is making some money off me.