The must-have weighted stonefly pattern that works all season long, hatch or no hatch, to out-fish all other non-weighted flies. Weighted just right to get to where the big fish are in deeper runs and heavier water, with a blend of natural materials for the most lifelike movement and profile. A proven killer pattern to catch trout during both eastern stonefly hatches and western stonefly and salmon fly hatches. Also a great prospecting fly when no hatch is on. In golden.Sizes 8, 10.
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Rating Snapshot(2 reviews)
2 of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
"This is a beautifully tied fly. On a recent trip to the Pigeon river in NC I was very anxious to use it even though smaller midge and stonefly patterns were being productive. At the end of the day I decided it was time to try it out. I tied it on and was very pleased with the weight of it. It cast well and got down deep as advertised. On my second drift through a deep run I got a very hard take from what turned out to be a beautiful wild brown trout. I had caught 10 decent but stocked rainbows and specks along this same stretch throughout the day -- this large, weighted and realistic stonefly pattern convinced the big brown to come out of his comfort zone to eat. Naturally, I recommend this fly.
The realism comes at the expense of durability. The delicate wings were gone after 2 casts and one fish. While worth it, I would expect slightly better durability. I will buy more of them, but ultimately I will try to try to tie a similar but more durable pattern of my own to match this fly.
Overall I highly recommend, but be aware this fly won't last."