Dark Stonefly

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Ruard
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Dark Stonefly

Post by Ruard » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:25 am

Dark Stonefly,

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Last year I cought most of my trout on the river Aar in Germany on this fly/nymph.

Hook: stone #12
thread: claret sheer 0/14
head: copper black bead 2.6 mm
tail: tips of pheasant tail
body: one ply corded no 6 BWO dark Oliver Edwards sparkle yarn
thorax: tups dubbing
legs: silly orange legs
wingbuds: pheasant tail fibers

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Re: Dark Stonefly

Post by tie2fish » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:08 am

I can see why this was so successful, Ruard. It is very suggestive of a medium sized yellow stonefly nymph, and well constructed. The proportions are just right for this insect, and the corded abdomen nicely approximates segmentation. Well done.
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Re: Dark Stonefly

Post by DUBBN » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:15 am

Very well done Ruard. Your pattern would imitate the Golden Stones on my local waters. Both in size and color. You do good work sir.
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Re: Dark Stonefly

Post by tjd » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:28 am

Hi Ruard,

Great looking stonefly nymph with lots of built-in movement. I like it!

I hope you have been doing well!

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Re: Dark Stonefly

Post by letumgo » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:46 am

I wish I had a few of these during my recent trip to Roscoe. I'd have confidently give them a drift. Wonderful nymph Ruard. I can see why it is such a catching fly.
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