When black stone flies land on the water they have a hard time getting off again. Fluttering their wings for mobility they scamper for the nearest dry land. Imitating a fluttering stone fly is a productive way to fish the hatch.
A very light CDC winged micro stonefly imitation designed to imitate the various micro stoneflies that hatch throughout the season, most notably in the winter months. Alter the sizes and colors of the body and wing and you can imitate any small stonefly adult. This video shows how to make a cdc wing using the MP magic tool
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A stonefly nymph imitation that merges realistic and impressionistic concepts together to make a rather easy fly to tie. Most of the stonefly nymphs out there are either more impressionistic or extensively elaborate. This merges the two but doesn't take forever to tie. Tie these in sizes 2-10 on a 3x long shank hook. The best color combinations are golden with gold and black wire rib, brown with amber and brown wire, and black with black and gold wire.