Latex Beadhead Stonefly

Cheech - December, 2019

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!

Material List
  • 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
  • Tools Used: Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip, Fiskars 5" Micro-Tip Scissors,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

$5.25
Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless
Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless

Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless

$12.95
Kiley's Exo Skin
Kiley's Exo Skin

Kiley's Exo Skin

$6.25
Life Cycle Dubbing - Nymph
Life Cycle Dubbing - Nymph

Life Cycle Dubbing - Nymph

$2.75
Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip
Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip

Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip

$22.99
Fiskars 5
Fiskars 5

Fiskars 5" Micro-Tip Scissors

$14.99