Little Yellow Stoneflies

I’m starting to see many natural little yellow stonefly adults on our streams and trout take these insects well and thus will take our dry flies and nymphs readily.
The two most productive areas to fish a dry stonefly are the tails of the pools where the flies which emerged in that pool are drifting and below the riffles in the heads of the pools where the naturals from the pool above wash in.
The two best areas to fish a little yellow stonefly nymph are beside the mossy boulders in the sides of the pools and below the log jams in the pools which hold dead leaves. These are the two areas which hold large populations of natural nymphs and the trout feed heavily upon them in these areas.
My favorite dry for this hatch is the Murray’s Little Yellow Stonefly Dry 16 & 18. My favorite nymph to match these naturals is the Murray’s Miracle Yellow Stonefly Nymph 16.

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