Cheech - June, 2016
I carry WAY too many flies when I fish, and it's always a struggle to decide which boxes go in my main pack vs. which boxes stay in the backpack vs. which boxes stay home. I guess it's a good problem to have, but sometimes there is so much happening on the water that it's hard to decide what fly to tie on. I had just successfully hybridized the Royal Wulff, Madam X, Humpy, and cripple in the Grumpy Frumpy pattern, so why not try this with other flies. Next on the list was something that would fish like a big leggy, foamy, buoyant bug such as a stonefly/hopper hybrid. To the vise I went, and out came the fly now known as the Stoneflopper. Testing done, and I knew that I had a fly that would puncture fish. Field testers would send back images of flies that were chewed up like crazy, but still producing.
- Hook: Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook - 6
- Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Tan
- Tails/Legs: Speckled Centipede Legs - Speckled Clear Tan - Medium
- Body: Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing - Tan
- Rib: Life-Flex Spandex Material - Brown
- Over Body: Fly Tying Foam - 3mm - Tan
- Wing: Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk - Natural
- Indicator: Foam Cylinders - Yellow - 3/16"
- Head: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - Tan
- Tools Used: Fly Tyer's Z-Ment, Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker,