“ST” Stonefly

This is a stonefly nymph imitation that I devised that merges realistic and impressionistic concepts together to make a rather easy fly to tie. Most of the stonefly nymphs out there are either more impressionistic or extensively elaborate. I tried to come up with a fly that merges the two but doesn’t take forever to tie. Try this one out, it’s worked wonders for me the last few seasons on my home waters, and waters far away. Tie these in sizes 2-10 on a 3x long shank hook, the best color combinations are golden with gold and black wire rib, brown with amber and brown wire, and black with black and gold wire.