Bill's Soft Hackle Stonefly Nymph

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Re: Bill's Soft Hackle Stonefly Nymph

Post by letumgo » Sun May 21, 2017 5:28 pm


I got out fishing this morning, and decided to tie on one of your soft hackle stonefly nymphs. Sure glad I did. This fly is a fish magnet!
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This was the best fish I've landed this spring. I hooked and lost an even larger bass this morning, but he thru the hook after a few wild head shaking leaps. What a fish!

Both were hooked on your stonefly nymph. Thanks for the long distance assist! ;) :D
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Re: Bill's Soft Hackle Stonefly Nymph

Post by tie2fish » Mon May 22, 2017 7:41 am

That's a great looking fish, Ray. Happy to know it liked the stonefly pattern.
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Re: Bill's Soft Hackle Stonefly Nymph

Post by William Anderson » Wed May 24, 2017 5:58 am

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Re: Bill's Soft Hackle Stonefly Nymph

Post by DOUGSDEN » Thu May 25, 2017 9:46 pm

Holy Cow Ray,
One would hate to swim in water that had smallies like that swimming around in it! That is one handsome bronze back! It makes it all the sweeter catching a giant like this on one of Bills creations! I too am glad to see that stonefly nymphs are on the menu with bigger fish such as this!
Awesome fellows, just plain awesome!
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Re: Bill's Soft Hackle Stonefly Nymph

Post by Smuggler » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:52 am

Good god... Ray. I need to come up and fish some bass with you. I need some bass thumb like... yesterday.
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