from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- n. any insect, of the order Plecoptera, having a flattened body; they are used by fishermen as bait
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- n. primitive winged insect with a flattened body; used as bait by fishermen; aquatic gilled larvae are carnivorous and live beneath stones
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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.