Tying a Shimmer Stone

Producer: Richard Strolis

How To Tie a Shimmer Stone Fly from MidCurrent on Vimeo.

Rich Strolis: “This is the latest medium to large stonefly nymph pattern I came up with. The fly is two-toned like a natural and takes on a woven-fly look without the weaving. Colors and sizes can be altered accordingly, but as a rule of thumb I tie these in a 12-14 and the golden color in the video is my preferred color scheme as of late.”


Hook: TMC 2302 or Curved Nymph (Daiichi 1760)
Size: 12-4
Tail/Antennae: Life Flex
Underbody: Lead Free Wire+ Uni Stretch
Bead: Copper or Gold
Abdomen: D-Rib
Flashback/Wingcase: Flashy Back
Legs: Brahma Hen
Thorax: Hare Tron Dubbing

Rich Strolis started fishing at an early age in western Massachusetts. By the age of 11 he was introduced to fly fishing and fly tying and never looked back. Rich has been guiding for nine seasons now as well as professionally tying and selling some of his unique fly patterns, which have appeared in several fly fishing publications. To see more of Rich’s work visit his Web site at www.catching-shadows.com.