Fly Tying a Little Brown Stone – Classic American Stonefly Pattern

From Dave Hughes’ 1986 “American Fly Tying Manual,” this Little Brown Stonefly is an easy-to-tie but super effective stonefly pattern. In the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, this stonefly is often the first major hatch to emerge.

Hook: #12-14 1x long dry fly
Thread: Brown
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Rib: Brown thread
Body: Brown synthetic dubbing
Wing: Single grizzly hackle tip
Hackle: Grizzly

Dave Hughes books used in this series

“Essential Trout Flies,” by Dave Hughes.
American Fly Tying Manual,” by Dave Hughes.

Author: Matt O