Clark’s Stonefly: How to tie a golden stonefly video

Clark’s Stonefly is a great pattern for fly fishing our McKenzie and Willamette Rivers. This is an easy golden stonefly imitation — it only takes Barrett four and a half minutes to tie it. FYI… if you click on the “HQ” button on the player you can watch this in video higher quality if you have a fast internet connection.

Clark's Golden Stone

Clark’s Golden Stonefly
Hook: Size 8 TMC 2312
Thread: Black 6/0 uni
Body: Gold Tinsel
Underwing: Orange and yellow poly yarn
Wing: Elk hair
Hackle: Brown

Scott Richmond at Westfly has a great article on fishing big dry stonefly patterns:

Generally, a short, heavy tippet–3X or even 2X–will help you cast big, bulky flies more accurately. You also want a strong leader because a few errant flies are going to land in the trees and grass along the riverbank. A heavy leader gives you a better chance of pulling the fly out of the brush.

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2 Responses to Clark’s Stonefly: How to tie a golden stonefly video

  1. Arlen says:

    Hey guys, you should add this article to the “McKenzie and Willamette River fly tying library” section, so it will be easier to find.

  2. Matt Stansberry says:

    Thanks for the heads up Arlen. I’m behind on adding these to that page!

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