Stoneflopper

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.

Material List
  • 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,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing

Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing

$2.95
Fly Tying Foam - 2mm
Fly Tying Foam - 2mm

Fly Tying Foam - 2mm

$1.99
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

$9.49
Speckled Centipede Legs
Speckled Centipede Legs
Speckled Centipede Legs

Speckled Centipede Legs

$3.50
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

$7.95
Fly Tying Foam - 3mm
Fly Tying Foam - 3mm

Fly Tying Foam - 3mm

$1.99
Life-Flex Spandex Material
Life-Flex Spandex Material

Life-Flex Spandex Material

$3.50
Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk
Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk
Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk

Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk

$4.25
Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook
Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook

Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook

$6.99
Foam Cylinders
Foam Cylinders

Foam Cylinders

$3.25
TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook
TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook

TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook

$8.25
MFC Foto Foam
MFC Foto Foam

MFC Foto Foam

$4.99
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker

Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker

$14.99
Renzetti Master Vise
Renzetti Master Vise

Renzetti Master Vise

$699.99