Olive Stimulator Dry Fly

This very buggy stonefly imitation can be tied in several variants to match a local stonefly hatch, to imitate a terrestrial grasshopper, or even as a generic attractor pattern. Despite all the materials, it’s not too difficult of a tie and most beginners can can get the grasp of this one fairly quickly.

Hook: Curved dry, #6-16
Thread: Any color to match body/head
Tail: Elk body hair
Rib: Small wire rib
Body: Sparkle dubbing
Hackle: Palmered (any color)
Wing: Elk body hair
Head: Same as body
Front hackle: Grizzly dry

Author: Matt O