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Tying the After Hours Stonefly

It’s later in the season, but not too late for stoneflies. Below, TU’s Nick Halle ties his After Hours Stonefly, a solid “tweener” of a bug that could be seen by trout as either a smaller Yellow Sally or even a larger, nocturnal stone.

Even more likely? This pattern, at least this time of year, could easily be mistaken for a terrestrial bug — likely a hopper or a beetle. It’s a quick tie at the vise and doesn’t require anything too special. Chances are, if you tie terrestrials at all, you have everything you need already at your tying table.

Give it a shot and see what you think.