Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bird's Stonefly Nymph

Bird's Stonefly Nymph


Thread: orange
Hook: 6-12 long shank
Under-body: lead wire
Tail: brown biots
Body: brown dubbing or yarn
Rib: orange floss
Wing case: turkey feather 
Thorax: peacock herl
Hackle: brown hackle

A Cal Bird original from the 50's

For the dubbing, I used Singlebarbs Free Range Dark Chocolate and the rib is Orange Wooly Nylon surger thread. 

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