Little Black Stonefly

Little black stoneflies are a perfect late winter early spring dry fly. This video shows Hans Stephenson using a great technique for creating a really impressionistic wing. I have a couple tied up already for the upcoming season. I’ve tied them small, 18 and 20 to match the size of the little stones. I might be able to get away with 16 as well. The black CDC is nice and buggy. I would personally keep the CDC a bit longer and trim it streamside if necessary. The look if the fly with the untrimmed CDC looks awesome.

~ by Darren M on February 27, 2010.

2 Responses to “Little Black Stonefly”

  1. […] LBS; tied with a CDC collar. Maybe some ideas here that would help you in downsizing your nymph: Little Black Stonefly The Daily Fly Paper Blog Pocono ———- Post added at 09:40 PM ———- Previous post was at 09:33 PM ———- And […]

  2. I enjoyed that video. I was looking around today for some winter stone patterns and ran across your blog. Glad I did. I’m a new tier and this one is right up my alley.

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