Stonefly pattern


Fly Fishing Colorado: The Eagle River

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By my third day in Colorado, my soul was ready to fish, but my body was beat from two solid days of fishing. We slept in and made a late start of our float. After a fantastic BBQ platter loaded with baked beans and potato salad at Moes Original BBQ in Eagle, Colorado, we dropped […]

Fly Tying: Little Stonefly Pattern

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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 […]

Fly Tying: Gambel’s Golden Stonefly

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Ingredients: – Streamer hook (#1-#6)- 6/0 Brown Thread- Lead Free Round Wire- Gold Bead- Tan Goose Biots- Medium Vinyl Rib (Amber)- Turkey Tail Feather- Hare Tron Dubbin (Golden Stone)- Gambel’s Quail Soft hackle feathers                

Golden Stonefly Pattern: The Splashything Stonefly

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Last summer I was lucky enough to go and visit my good friend Eric from for a beautiful week on the Deschutes River. God smiled on me and I was able to fish some big foam patterns to match the golden stonefly hatch on this great river. The one golden stonefly pattern that really seemed […]

Giveaway and New Flies in the Shop…

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There is still time to sign up for the Arizona Wanderings Giveaway. Don’t forget to post an extra comment if you like Arizona Wanderings on Facebook. The giveaway ends on Wednesday and winners will be announced on Thursday morning so make sure to check back in. Many thanks for all the kind words and suggestions, […]

Fly Tying: Splashything Stonefly Pattern

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This pattern was one of the bugs that I was messing around with on the Deschutes River in the middle of a some serious golden stone and salmonfly hatches. I tied them up in orange and yellow and had success with ┬áboth. The poor fly did not really have a name, but after Eric landed […]

Fly Tying: Smith’s Stonehopper

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Ben’s Salmon Fly This is a variation of the Mini-Hopper that seems to have taken on the identity of a salmonfly. I would love to know what you think and I believe I will need a name. Material List: – Size 10 Hopper Terrestrial Hook – 6/0 Uni-Thread – Dubbing (my personal favorite is the […]

Fly Tying: The Chubby Chernobyl

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How to tie the Chubby Chernobyl… In getting ready for a summer of fishing and a probable shot at the Deschutes River, I have started tying up some of the patterns everyone tells me to have in my fly box. The Chubby Chernobyl is at the top of everyone’s list and a half dozen different […]