Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thumpin Jack Flash Stonefly

This is a pattern that I came up with this past winter for Steelhead and Brown Trout in the Great Lakes. So far this season it has been very successful fool all 4 species in the lakes including Atlantic Salmon and even King Salmon.

Hook: TMC 2457 Sz. 6 – 8
Thread: Uni-Thread 6/0
Body Weight: Lead Wire .025
Tails and Legs: Black Goose Biots
Dubbing: SLF Kaufmann Black Stone
Back: Scud Back Black
Rib: Mono .006
Flash: Estaz (Blue, Orange, Fl. Chart, Fl. Pink) 
Back Strip: Twisted Crystal Flash (to match estaz)
Wing Case: Thin Skin Mottled Oak Black

This Atlantic was taken on Oak Orchard in November

The Thumpin Jack Flash

Here are the 4 colors that have worked well this year.

1 comment:

  1. A must have fly for Great Lakes steelhead. Nice Jake!