Header image
Enter a name
Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
Troutnut is a project started in 2003 by salmonid ecologist Jason "Troutnut" Neuswanger to help anglers and fly tyers unabashedly embrace the entomological side of the sport. Learn more about Troutnut or support the project for an enhanced experience here.

FredH's profile picture
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108
FredH on Sep 30, 2010September 30th, 2010, 10:33 am EDT

And here is a link to a step by step to tie it.
Martinlf's profile picture
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3047
Martinlf on Sep 30, 2010September 30th, 2010, 1:39 pm EDT
Neat Fly. I'll bet the wing looks very realistic from below. Will it withstand a few fish? I very much like the body concept and your use of markers and flexament to finish it. Gonzo's book led me to try flexament, and it's become a necessity on my table.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
FredH's profile picture
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108
FredH on Oct 1, 2010October 1st, 2010, 2:55 am EDT
Thanks Martin. This fly is very durable . I first tied it for rainbows and caught just as many warmwater fish as trout . Yes flexament makes the wing material tuff and also bouyant.
PaulRoberts's profile picture

Posts: 1776
PaulRoberts on Oct 4, 2010October 4th, 2010, 9:10 am EDT

I like that! I like the balled up hair body, and the homemade wing material. Very cool. LOVE that kind of creativity.
Aaron7_8's profile picture
Helena Montana

Posts: 115
Aaron7_8 on Oct 4, 2010October 4th, 2010, 1:13 pm EDT
Great looking fly. Very good picture. Keep up the good work.
FredH's profile picture
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108
FredH on Oct 5, 2010October 5th, 2010, 12:55 am EDT
Thanks Paul and Aaron. I got a couple hundred trout last winter in my bass pond and found I had a caddis hatch going on and these farm raised fish knew what to do with them . They would hardly take any other offering with so much natural food so I came up with this pattern.

Quick Reply

Related Discussions

Last Reply
Nov 16, 2015
by PaulRoberts
Oct 27, 2010
by AndresT
Troutnut.com is copyright © 2004-2024 (email Jason). privacy policy