Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
AK Skim

Yellow Stimulator

7 posts in this topic

DSCN5421.jpg

 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great looking tie. Does it float as well as the elk hair version? Where do you apply gink?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty tie... but I think stonefly wings are supposed to lay flat on their backs, right?

 

those reverse tied wings nearly drove me insane. How guys do the on #22 BWO baffles me. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, TGIF said:

Pretty tie... but I think stonefly wings are supposed to lay flat on their backs, right?

310-11988.jpg

Yellow Stimulator posted on the Fly Fishing Newsletter site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right, but like a caddis, it is the fishes view (looking up) that we'd want to match right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

fish_window2.jpeg

The eyes of trout and salmonoids are set flat on each side of their heads. Their vision upwards is conically shaped and called their cone of vision or the Snell Circle, which decreases in size as fish near the surface and increases as they submerge. As a trout's line of sight penetrates the surface, the cone evolves into an oval-shaped window or its window of vision. However, ten percent of each side of the window is not visible, and fish cannot clearly see the fly until it reaches the outside edge. At this stage, the entire fly is not immediately seen, and the first glimpse of the fly is of the wing, next the hackle and then the body. Fish will make their decision to strike at this moment, if the artificial closely resembles the natural’s correct size and shape. The tail has little, if any, influence on the actual take, but it is important in assisting the pattern's floatation and balance.     

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right... but stoneflies don't have upright winds, their wings lay flat on their back.  So if the wing is that important, who an unrealistic one create more of an issue?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0