A couple of years ago, I started fishing a realistic stonefly
to match the spring Skwala hatch on the Bitterroot River here in western
Montana. (Click on photos for larger sizes.)
stonefly pattern proved so successful, I decided to release set of
realistic foam body cutters to match our
Spent Stonefly Wing, and
Universal Bug Wing cutters. With these
cutters, you can tie anything from Salmon Flies to small Winter Stones!
The level of realism you can achieve depends on the level of your
desire, but in any event, these patterns are really fun and fast
to tie. Trust me, only a little practice is needed to crank out any type
of stonefly you want to fish!
tying video by Curtis Fry using the
Stonefly Foam Body Cutter and Stonefly Wing Cutters to create an
extended body salmonfly. He has some really great tying tips that you
will not want to miss!
Fly/Photo: Curtis Fry©2011
And here is a photo of actual stoneflies
collected by Capt. Scott Graham, just in case you're interested in tying
a truly realistic fly..... or just want to get the sizing "right."
Capt. Scott Graham
Stonefly Foam Body Cutters..........$8.35
One small cutting pad included with each individual cutter purchased
|Cutter Hook Size
||47 x 10 mm
||41 x 7 mm
||35 x 7 mm
||29 x 5 mm
||24 x 4 mm
||20 x 4 mm