Saturday, January 28, 2012

Stonefly Patterns

In doing some research about stoneflies I stumbled onto an informative and interesting website, The Aquatic Insects of Gunnison County, Colorado at URL:   
For tying instructions for the patterns email me. I have been tying these patterns for several years and they have been productive for me..

LoJ’s Gunny Willow Fly Nymph
By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: Daiichi D1730 or Dai-Riki #700B
Size: 8 ~ 12
Thread: Tan 6/0 UNI-Thread
Tails & Antenna: 2# ~ 8# Monofilament
Colored Brown With A Brown Magic Marker
Rib: Brown Copper UTC Ultra Wire
Underbody: Lead or Lead Free Wire Sized To Match Hook Shank
Abdomen Material: Dark Tan Superfine Dubbing
Wingcase: Brown Thin Skin
Legs: Natural Whiting Brahma Hen Saddle
Thorax: Rusty Brown Ice Dub
Head: Gold Bead Sized Appropriately
Permanent Marker: Brown Sharpie
Optional: Super Glue and Water-based Head Cement

By using lead free wire for the underbody this pattern may be fished anywhere. For example Yellowstone National Park where the use of lead is prohibited.

LoJ’s Gunny Willow Fly
By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2312 or Dai-Riki #280
Size: 6~10
Thread: Fluorescent Orange Flat Waxed Nylon
Antenna & Tails: Speckled Tan Mini Centipede Legs
Optional Underbody: Monofilament Sized To Match The Hook Shank Diameter
Body: Orange and Brown 2mm Closed Cell foam
Underwing: Tan Midge Flash
Overwing: Mottled Web #522 MFC Wing Material
Legs: Orange & Black Barred Medium Centipede Legs
Optional: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails® “HaN” and Water-Based Head Cement

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