Parachute Black Stonefly

Uses

Small black stoneflies (which are members of the brown stonefly family; don't ask) hatch in winter. Likes nearly all stoneflies, they hatch on dry land and are not available to trout when they emerge. But when they return to the water to lay their eggs, trout are eager for them.

How to Fish

Dress with floatant and use standard dry fly presentations.

HOOK: TMC 100, sizes 12-14

THREAD: Black

WING: White calftail, tied as a post

TAIL: Moose mane or black-dyed deer hair

BODY: Black Superfine

HACKLE: Black-dyed grizzly, wound around wingpost parachute-style