Bill Boyd’s Tennessee Stonefly Nymph is one of the most significant patterns to come on the scene of southern fly fishing for trout. Known to many fly tiers, as “Nick,” he is part of the famous Dubbing Teasers Fly Fishing Team out of Dayton, Tennessee. Knack and Nick are the Featured Fly Tiers in the soon to be posted Feb/March 2017 issue of Southern Trout Magazine.
This is the original recipe of an often copied and modified trout catching pattern.
Hook: Tiemco TMC5263, sizes 16 to 10.
Thread: Brown or tan 6/0 (140 denier).
Weight: Medium lead wire.
Tail: Two brown goose biots.
Abdomen: A blend of angora dubbing containing burnt orange, cream, brown, tan, black, and olive.
Rib: Copper wire.
Thorax: More blended dubbing.
Legs: Orange barred Sili Legs.
Wing case: Dark mottled turkey quill and clear Thin Skin.