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Introducing the StoneFly Evolution Collection Assortment - Your Ultimate Fly Fishing Companion!


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The StoneFly Evolution Collection Assortment that comprises 20 patterns Boxed

The stonefly is an ancient insect belonging to the order Plecoptera. It is named after its preference for rocky habitats and its nymphs' ability to cling to rocks in fast-flowing streams and rivers. Stoneflies are an essential part of freshwater ecosystems and play a crucial role in the food chain as both nymphs and adult flies are a food source for fish, birds, and other predators.

Stonefly Life Cycle:

1. Egg: The life cycle of a stonefly begins when the female lays eggs on the water's surface or attaches them to submerged rocks and vegetation.

2. Nymph: Once the eggs hatch, stoneflies emerge as nymphs. The nymph stage is the longest and can last for several months to a few years, depending on the species. Nymphs have a flat body shape, six legs, two cerci (tail-like appendages) at the rear end, and usually, gills on the abdomen to extract oxygen from the water. They are adapted to an aquatic lifestyle and are excellent swimmers and crawlers. Nymphs feed on algae, detritus, and small aquatic organisms.

3. Instar: During the nymph stage, stoneflies undergo several molts, known as instars. With each molt, the nymph sheds its exoskeleton and grows a new, larger one. The number of instars varies among species.

4. Emergence: When the nymphs are fully grown and ready to transform into adults, they leave the water and crawl onto nearby rocks or vegetation. The emergence is often triggered by environmental cues like water temperature and daylight. Stoneflies typically emerge from the water during dusk or nighttime to avoid predators.

5. Subimago: Once out of the water, the stonefly nymphs transform into winged subimagoes or dun stage. These subimagos have cloudy or milky wings and are not yet sexually mature. They rest on rocks or vegetation near the water's edge to allow their wings to dry and harden.

6. Adult Imago: After their wings have fully developed and become clear, the subimagos molt again, shedding their skin to become sexually mature adult imagoes. The adult stoneflies have two pairs of membranous wings, long antennae, and their distinctive "V" shaped set of wings when folded at rest. They resemble small, slender moths and have poor flying capabilities compared to other insects. The primary purpose of the adult stage is to mate and lay eggs, and they often live for only a few days to a few weeks.

The stonefly's life cycle is fascinating, and each stage plays a vital role in freshwater ecosystems. For anglers, understanding the various stages of the stonefly's life cycle is essential for effective fly selection and successful fishing.
These patterns are designed to imitate the stoneflies and are effective in attracting trout and other fish species during their active feeding times. Remember that the success of a particular pattern can vary depending on the specific stonefly species and the waters you are fishing in. It's always a good idea to have a variety of stonefly nymph patterns in your fly box to adapt to changing conditions and fish preferences.

The StoneFly Lifecycle Assortment will include a selection of the following Stonefly Nymph Patterns:

1. Kaufmann Stonefly Nymph
2. Rubber Legs Prince Nymph
3. Rubber Legs Stonefly Nymph
4. Rubber Legs Copper John Stonefly Nymph
5. Beadhead Stonefly Nymph
6. Montana Stone Nymph
7. Tungsten Bead Stonefly Nymph
8. Golden Stone Nymph
9. Black Stonefly Nymph
10. Brown Stonefly Nymph
11. Yellow Sally Stonefly Nymph
12. Frenchie Stonefly Nymph
13. Realistic Stonefly Patterns

For Stonefly Dry Fly Patterns (Adult Imitations):

1. Stimulator Rubber Legs (often used as a general stonefly pattern)
2. Chernobyl Ant (can imitate stoneflies and other terrestrials)
3. Large Elk Hair Caddis (can also imitate stoneflies)
4. Sofa Pillow Stonefly
5. Adult Realistic Stonefly Patterns

This comprehensive assortment covers a wide range of stonefly patterns, from nymphs imitating the aquatic life stages to dry flies mimicking the adult stoneflies. Each pattern has its unique characteristics and is designed to be effective in attracting trout and other fish species during stonefly hatches and feeding periods. Having this collection will give fly anglers the versatility and options they need to adapt to various fishing conditions and locations.

if out of stock patterns will be substituted


Product Code: INTHN74352

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