The beginning, but the end

by Brian Zinger on April 16, 2019

With the beginning of the 2019 trout season comes the end to the 2019 Cast Away flies, hot stove fly tying club meetings. Tomorrow evening will be the last time we’ll get together at Earthlogic to make creature creations to fool fish. Now is the time when we can put all the hours behind a vise this winter to use. We twisted up a ton of flies over the past 4 months so now we can just go fishing. I’ll still be tying on my own, particularly on days I can’t go fishing. Hopefully I can get the gang together for a pre Ditch Pickle meeting to get ready for that event.

One of the reasons that I will continue to tie is that I just received a couple of orders with flies I don’t have in inventory. No problem, I’m always happy to get people folks the flies they need. If you find yourself in need of flies, give me a call, I’ll get them ready and out to you.

One of the flies I’ve got to tie for my friend, Don Martin, is a brown stone fly nymph. I know there are brown stone flies, but I have only ever fished/tied gold and black. He said he never fishes gold. He loves brown and black for steelies when he fishes the tribs of Lake Ontario. So, I’m going to tie up some browns for myself as well and fish them this year, and he is going to give gold a try. I tie all stones the same way just change the colors of body parts.

Brown Stone nymph

hook: size 8-12 curved stone fly hook

thread: 6/0 brown

antenna/tail: brown goose biots

rib: thin copper wire

legs : brown/orange rubber

wing case: thin skin

abs/thorax: med brown dub


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