American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous weak-flying insects of the order Plecoptera, whose flat, elongated nymphs live under stones along the banks of streams. Adult and larval stoneflies are used as fishing bait. Also called plecopteran.
- n. primitive winged insect with a flattened body; used as bait by fishermen; aquatic gilled larvae are carnivorous and live beneath stones
“Nymph: A size 10 or 12 black stonefly is standard, but Hare's Ears and others work.”
“The Nant Fawr Stream that threads through the site provides a haven for further insects such as mayfly and stonefly and also a home to brown trout, eels and even the odd otter.”
“I also found that a tan stonefly nymph with a bead head will make bream go crazy.”
“Nymphs: Pheasant tail, * gold ribbed hare's ear, stonefly”
“He runs 17 to 24 inches of line from the eye of this fly, then attaches a stonefly nymph [c].”
“Nice, bring lots of big black anything, the stonefly hatch is usually good right now.”
“Yes | No | Report from rdorman wrote 6 weeks 3 days ago the black/gold stonefly hatch, just like to watch them divebomb there eggs into the stream”
“I've even hooked fish with a stonefly in rivers where there aren't any naturally occurring stoneflies.”
“I've hooked countless trout on a stonefly, and I never leave home without one.”
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