Latex Beadhead Stonefly Nymph

Looks hard, but it Ain't

Stoneflies, or nymphs with pronounced appendages, should definitely be a staple in your fly box.  We fish a lot in the tailwaters of Utah where the fish are very selective, and they really prefer to feed on small nymphs.  Well...  That's what I thought for many years.  I really got into using a seine in the river to get a better look of the food options in my favorite sections, and I was really surprised at the results of the samples.  I found that there was an abundance of stoneflies and larger caddis flies, so I made some changes to my fly selection and started picking up more and more fish.  This stonefly is on the smaller side of the spectrum, but this same style can be tied much larger.  Give a bigger bug a throw, you might be pleasantly surprised!

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Hook: Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless - 12
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Dark Brown
Bead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 4.0mm
Tail/Legs: Daddy Long Legs - Tan
Body/Wing Case: Kiley's Exo Skin - Brown
Thorax: Life Cycle Dubbing - Nymph - Ginger

Other tools from the tutorial:
Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip
Fiskars 5" Micro-Tip Scissors