Golden Stonefly Stimulator Fly Pattern

Once the end of May and the beginning of June are here, my go to fly pattern for large trout is the golden stonefly stimulator pattern.  These are big, bushy flies that have many uses.  Not only will they imitate large stoneflies well, but they also imitate grasshoppers, beetles, bees and even small mammals such as moles that may fall into the river.  Keep a good inventory of these bushy fly patterns in your fly box all summer long.

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  • Hook various sizes of stimulator hooks
  • Thread brown 6/0
  • Tail stacked elk hair
  • Abdomen Hackle Red Cock
  • Ribbing gold wire
  • Body yellow dry fly dubbing
  • Wing Stacked Elk Hair
  • Thorax Orange dry fly dubbing
  • Hackle grizzly
  • Head thread

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