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Discussing fishing flies, trout flies, salmon flies, fly fishing gear and equipment, Idaho and Montana fishing rivers, NW rivers, fly tying and fly fishing trips. Over 50 years experience in fly fishing, best flies, fly tying, fly fishing techniques, fish stories, directions to rivers and lakes and great fly fishing tall tales with special communications from area guides.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Skwala Stonefly

The Skwala Stonefly is written and tied by YellowStoneFly for the Idaho Fly Fishers blog. This is a really great spring, green stonefly for a lot of the Northwest's big waters. Simple to tie and very effective. This one is almost unsinkable.

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.020 lead wire entire length. Olive thread.

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Brown grouse biots for tail.

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Red D-Rib.

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Dark olive dubbing to mid-section.

Evenly wrap D-Rib to middle - secure.

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Add brown & black hackle + olive ostrich herl. 
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Brown grouse biots for antenna.
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Dark olive dubbing forward to antenna.

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Wrap hackle / herl forward.
Tie in and whip finish.
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