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Stonefly nymph, type heavy
By Johan Sjunnestad

Here is a fly that Johan Klingberg tied for us during one of our fishingclub evenings. The fly is supposed to be effective for fishing in Baltak and other streaming waters according to Johan, so why hesitate. Easy to tie and a real treat for the fish.

SFS - Stonefly nymph type heavy
Hook: streamer in size 6-8
Thread: black (strong)
Body: lead wire and chenille in a size 2-3
Tail: black rooster
Hackle: Black rooster
Head: black tungsten bead


Since I did not have a streamer hook in a size 6 or 8, I used another hook model in a size 10, works probably as good. Put on a heavy tungsten bead, size of your own choice, the bead on picture is a 2.5mm, but I've also tied some heavier flies using 5mm bead. Wind lead wire on body and wind the tying thread over the body to lock the head and the lead wire. Apply instant glue on top so that everything is “looked” where it should be.


Use a hackle feather, I take mine from a ruffled Indian rooster, but works with almost any kind. Cut the tip of the hackle as shown.


Attach the feather and pull the stem until it just sticking out some fibers as a tail.


None of the stem should stick out backwards, only feather fibers. Attach the feather so it ends just behind the lead wire and there cut the feather. A smoother body is obtained if the feather is continued to be wound forward on the body.


Attach the chenillen where feather ended and wind the thread back over the chenillen all the way to the tail fibers, and then forward again.


Wind a body with chenillen, wind a thicker thorax and then fit a hackle from the same rugged Indian rooster neck. Wind the thread back over the thorax. Wind the hackle back to the thread and attach the hackle behind the thorax. Then wind the thread through the hackle carefully and attach behind the head.


Finished fly ready to face Baltaks trout giants ....


By Johan Sjunnestad 2010 ©

Red's note: Baltak is a river section i River Tidan, near city Tidaholm in south of Sweden. Holds population of stocked rainbow trout.



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