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(Little Inyo Win. Stone)…#16-#18…

Or, one of those obscure little bugs that I pursue –  often overlooked by the Fly Fisherman…but, never by the Trout…these little guys were first observed in 1987, about a mile and a half above where my two favorite Bozos are standing…

Ally and Michael in the creek – studies and observation group (SOG)…

Their range..USGS Map…Inyo Snowfly

These little stone flies were discovered down here…

LITTLE INYO WIN. STONE…side view…

HOOK: Tiemco 2302, # 16-#18
THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Brown
TAIL: MFC speckled centipede legs – Mini- Brown
UNDER ABDOMEN: Krystal Flash, Rusty Brown
OVER ABDOMEN: D- Rib, Small, Brown
THORAX: 50/50 Mix, Chopped Hare-Tron, Dark Brown / AZ Simi Seal #.19, Canadian Brown
CARPACE: Thin Skin, Mottled Oak
HACKLE: MFC Henry’s Fork Hackle, Brown (CDC)
LEGS: Same as Tail
BEAD: Tung. Copper 5/64 or 1/16 for # 18

LITTLE INYO WIN. STONE…tilted view…

These Stone Flies live deep in the stream bed until they are ready to emerge as adults. They move to the margins of the stream, crawl out of the water and escape as adults. The Trout feed on the nymphs and adults…a number of them will always be present in the late winter and spring depending on water temperature and elevation…I carry these in Brown and Black…The Black are tied down to size # 20 on a TMC 200R hook…

It pays dividends to have some in the fly box…

Location, location, location…

NEXT: Some larger soft hackles…to imitate Stone Flies and some other stream side bugs..

PT/TB

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