Kaufmanns Stonefly Nymph
Created by Randall Kaufmann
Imitates a salmonfly nymph. This fly must be fished on the bottom. Period. So weight it heavily under the body, then flatten the weight with pliers. For extra weight, put on a beadhead. Yes, you're going to lose a lot of flies.
Variationsgolden stoneflies are more of a mottled tan; use size 8-12 hooks for them.
How to Fish
Dead drift on the bottom with an trout indicatoror tight line presentation. The best areas are bouldery sections, riffles, and just below riffles. If you find a moderatre drop-off just below a riffle, consider yourself blessed.
HOOK: 5263, sizes 2-6; weighted
ANTENNAE: Black turkey biot
TAIL: Same as antennae
RIB: Black Schwannundaze
ABDOMEN: Make a blend of angora goat in various colors to look iridescent; use black purple, claret, red, amber, brown, blue, and orange. Mix 2:1 with black Haretron
WINGCASES: Three sections of turkey quill. Coat with Flexament and clip to shape before tying
LEGS: Round black rubber
THORAX: Same as abdomen
HEAD: Same as abdomen