Rowley Stone

In streams where salmonfly, golden stone, and other large stonefly nymphs reside this pattern is deadly! If tied in smaller sized (10-14) it can also represent large mayfly nymphs such as the green drake. It is tied with peacock semi-seal dubbing which is made up of long stringy fibers. As fish chew on this fly it becomes buggier and buggier which I think stimulates strikes. However, after a while it may start looking like a hairball hacked up by your kitty cat, at that point simply trim the dubbing a little and continue catching fish. It is a very durable pattern that isn’t too difficult to tie. You can adapt this fly to match other specific species by changing the color of dubbing. Such as, yellow ice-dubbing instead of the peacock dubbing to represent a golden stonefly nymph.

Step by Step

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Hook: Any nymph hook size 6-14 (Tiemco 5263)
Bead: Gold Tungsten
Thread: Olive 6/0
Weight: Lead wire .020
Tail: Natural or black goose biots
Rib: Large copper wire
Flash: Black Flashabou
Abdomen: Peacock Semi-Seal dubbing
Wing case: Black Swiss Straw
Thorax: Peacock Semi-Seal dubbing
Legs: Black-dyed hen saddle
Collar: Bighorn orange Sow-Scud dubbing

2 Responses to “Rowley Stone”

  • Jim Faber:

    I’ve tried to get to the tying instructions for the Rowley Stone, but apparently I can’t hit the right link. Any suggestions? Thanks. Jim Faber

  • dgtying:

    Hey Jim, sorry about that. For some reason that tutorial is not working. I’ll try to put together a video tutorial soon on the Rowley Stone. Thanks for your patience!

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