Smyth Stonefly

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This fly resembles a black stonefly larva.  It’s tied to be about an inch in lenght from tail tips to the front of the antennae.  Used mainly as a steelhead and migratory brown trout fly, its also useful in smaller streams and when fishing rivers for resident trout species. [singlepic id=48 w=625 float=center] Hook size 10-12 nymph hook Thread brown 6/0 Tail Black Turkey Biot Ribbing Clear UTC viny Body Black or brown fine dubbing Thorax Hackle to match body colour Wingcase turkey feather segment (underside folded over and exposed) Head brown or black thread Bottom View [singlepic id=47 w=325 float=center] Side View [singlepic id=48 w=325 float=center] Top View [singlepic id=49 w=325 float=center] Fly Pattern Specific Rivers: Saugeen River Credit