The People's Stonefly

Created by Jeff Morgan


Imitates a salmonfly nymph. This fly must be fished on the bottom. Period. That's why it's weight AND has a beadhead. For slower flows, you can skip the beadhead.

Jeff Morgan developed this pattern when he became tired of tying the usual go-to imitation, a Kaufmanns Stonefly.

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: Dai Riki 700BB, sizes 6-10

THREAD: To match body color

UNDERBODY: Lead wire or tape, flattened and cut to shape

TAIL: Golden-brown goose biots, tied in a "V"

BODY: Tan Kaufmann's blend

BACK: Brown Body Stretch

RIB: Fine brass or copper wire

THORAX: To match body

LEGS: Two pairs of black rubber legs

WINGCASES: Three sections of brown body stretch, cut into "Vs"

ANTENNAE: Golden-brown good biots, tied in a "V"

HEAD: Brass bead