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These are a few of the different color variations of stoneflies you'll find in the salmon rivers I fish.
I know...... How dare I fish a nymph......
But what really, is a salmon fly?......................
Thanks for looking.



 

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I see no reason why those wouldn't get grabbed, especially that black/orange unit! Those JC's on top look cool. That white spot on top might just be the ticket for attracting a downward-looking chromer!

good luck!

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+1 here.

I see no reason why those wouldn't get grabbed, especially that black/orange unit! Those JC's on top look cool. That white spot on top might just be the ticket for attracting a downward-looking chromer!

good luck!

Bob
Great looking ties.

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I tie 'em differently, and my largest ever Atlantic (pushing 30lb) came on a green one (borrowed fly at the time!) a few years ago...

These are real beauties!

...are we allowed to say we fish 'em from time to time?? :Eyecrazy:


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I would fish

Those in a Heartbeat

Hitcher any chance of a recepie or over the top SBS
 

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To be honest the orange and black I would happily use as a general pattern; we don't have the big salmon/ stoneflies here but I think that one is also excellant as a krill/ small shrimp pattern. In late season especially that is a deadly colour combo.

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Very nice and yes I do swing nymphs, that chartreuse one will do nicely for steelhead
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A yeoman's work made special my friend. Great to see that you're getting ready for the season and back on the forum

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These are great John !!
A friend from across the pond tied a couple for me very similar to these in 12's and 14's. He mentioned during the late season on the River Esk these little flees are all the salar are interested in :smokin:
Give them a swing and hang on brother !!


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Yes those are great the brown and yellow would sub well for a golden stone out west here. Cool flys!!!
 

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Thanks very much all!
Glad to see others are fishing nymphs for atlantic salmon & steelhead.

Wayne, I was too lazy to set up the camera so I did this SBS with my phone. hope it is clear enough.

hook: partridge single salmon # 6
tag: small gold oval tinsel
tail: few fibers of chartruese badger hackle
rib:6 to 8 turns of small gold oval tinsel
abdomen: hot green uni floss
thorax: chartreuse seal fur
legs: 3 turns of chartruese badger hackle
wingcase: jungle cock nail
head: 8/0 green thread




Tie in thread & tag


Tie in tail, rib, & floss


wrap floss body & rib. Then tie in body hackle


dub in the seals fur & wrap forward.


wrap forward 3 turns of hackle tightly making sure the rachis digs deep into the dubbing.


Compress the hackle above & below with your index finger & thumb. Cut away any fibers that don't cooperate.


Tie in the wing case.


build up a head with your thread.


tie off & varnish head.
 
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