So I know that this pattern cannot be new, but unfortunately I don’t know a better name than “little stonefly pattern.” I was sitting down at the vise trying to tie just that – a little stonefly pattern and out came this. I fished these on the Ausable River back in New York and did really well with them. This pattern holds up so well to abuse and you are more likely to lose it on the bottom as opposed to it falling apart. The pattern is very easy with a very simple recipe.
Hook: #16-#12 Curved Caddis Hook
Bead: Size to hook
Thread: 6/0 Uni Thread (Color of your choosing)
Tail/Wing/Leg: Goose Biots (Color to match)
Rib: Small UTC Ultra Wire
Thorax: Haretron Dubbin (Color to match)