Jul 14, 2010

A Summer On The Fly

Another joint post with AYearOnTheFly.

Golden stone-fly Nymph
(click to enlarge)

The golden stone fly Is an important insect to the system here in western Colorado. undoubtedly the majority of the large fish I've bumped in to were taken on the gold stone. This is a big one tied on a size 10 to match the naturals, the smaller ones seem to take more fish. I think the gold stones have heart, and the biggest ones try like hell to crawl out of their mouths. on a 14 or 16 is choice.

Hook- 200r size 10

Thread- Tan 6/0

Tail- wood duck mallard flank

Legs- flex floss, or elastic from an old pair of skvies.

Wing case- Thin skin carefully folded back and forth

Dubbing- Tan and gold antron mixed

Ribbing- Brown wire
Top view.
This Is Where You Want To Click For a Painted Version Of the Gold Stone
The golden stone fly Is an important insect to the system here in western Colorado. undoubtedly the majority of the large fish I've bumped in to were taken on the gold stone. This is a big one tied on a size 10 to match the naturals, the smaller ones seem to take more fish I think the gold stones(actual insect) have heart, and the biggest ones try like hell to crawl out of their mouths. on a 14 or 16 is choice.

Interesting bit.. the fly in the picture never got fished. I dropped into a deep spot while wading and the whole can floated out of my pocket, My turn to loose something I guess. That's what I get for not putting things where they belong.

3 comments:

Midgeman said...

I like it! Nice tie and it's got that "fishy" look. I do real well on the smaller stone fly nymphs as well and I think thats because it takes from a couple of years to about four years for the nymph to grow to the point of being ready to leave the river and morph. The trout see these things year round and in every size of development. Kind of like having a bowl of chocolates on the table. They just can't leave them alone.....

AYearOnTheFly said...

It's to bad you dropped it in a pool, it looks great to me and I can only guess how good it looks to a trout.

Jay said...

If I had a dollar for every time a fly box floated out of my pocket... well, I'd have about 20 bucks. Once I actually recovered my box thanks to a bass I had just caught. I have a picture of me holding both the fish and the recovered box proudly. In all honesty, finding the box was much more of an accomplishment than catching the 14 inch bass. I've caught more fish than I have recovered lost fly boxes.