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
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Rib: Brown thread
Body: Brown synthetic dubbing
Wing: Single grizzly hackle tip
Dave Hughes books used in this series