Thursday, March 24, 2011

Little Black Stone Fly

Little Black Stone
Depending on the weather February through April the Little Black Stone Fly is the first top water action of the season.  It happens quick so be prepared.  Trout do key in on these little morsels, especially the fluttering and skittering females returning to lay their eggs. With the recent cold spell and spring snow these bugs should be around well into April.

They range in size from this chunky size 14 down to 20.

A pattern I've use with great success is my CDC Little Black Stone tied in sizes 14 - 18.  It's best fished slightly upstream and skittering it across the pool.  This pattern works well as a black caddis imitation.


  1. These stones are all over my local TMA. Great little video.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  2. I have a couple of pictures on my last but one blog, of a pair mateing. Lets hope we get some good fishing on them?

  3. Wow, cool video. I've never seen these small black stones, but will try.