Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 9 reviews
9 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Quality tied fly -
By: gunner95b from Georgia
Haven't had chance to use this fly, yet. But impressed by the quality of it.
Wortk great for Trout!!! -
By: BLT1 from Clifford, Pa.
Top 100 Contributor
Much better than I could tie !!! Looks so solid and sound !! Great buy !!
Cool looking fly. Can't wait to fish it on the current river in missouri.
Why it was created -
The fly was created in 1991 for fishing Saranac River which at the time had excellent Alantic Salmon, Rainbow / Brown Trout and Small Mouth Bass fishing by M.W. & R. M. I have been reading the review for some time and I am glad other anglers have used and found the same enjoyment we did after creating it. For added enjoyment fish a size 2 or 4 at night at the head of deep pools and let it dead drift into the hole and hang on! Thight lines to all.
A MUST for my fly box -
My buddy and I each had three of these in our fly boxes on our trip to Canada. They were murder on the smallmouth bass. I lost two the first morning to rocks - then the third to a Northern Pike. My buddy was able to keep his last one out of the rocks till the next morning. While he was using it, he out-fished me about 3 to 1, no matter what i used. We were both wishing we had another dozen or so. This is about the best smallmouth fly i've ever used.
Hook Up A Small Mouth Bass -
When I first purchased this product last year and I decided to target Small Mouth Bass, I traveled to the St. Joe River in Michigan and consistently caught Small Mouth bass. The color works well in warm water lakes. This fly pattern really works. I recommend giving this pattern a serious look. I keep it as a mainstay pattern in my fly box.
3 for 3 -
By: maineguide from Greene, ME.
I started using the Stonefly Bugger early this spring. It's been in my fly box for a while but I always passed it over. Usually, instead of adding weight to my tippet I use a cone head wolly bugger with a nymph on a dropper. After loosing all my coneheads I tried this fly. On the first cast a fat salmon ingnored the dropper and slammed the Stonefly Bugger. Later, on an early July morning, I walked in to the confluence of the Wild and Androscoggin rivers in western Maine. The wind was blowing a gale, no signs of fish or insects except for the husk of a stonefly on an exposed rock, I tied on the Stonefly Bugger. With the wind blowing upriver I had no choice but to cast in that direction and let the current take my line downstream. Just as the line straightend at the end of the drift a big rainbow slammed the fly and took off on three drag spinning runs. Nice fish! The next two cast produced a fat rainbow as well, 3 for 3! Fishing slowed as the sun came over the mountains but I hooked 6 more rainbows and landed 3. Six fish before 8AM on a Sunday in July, it was already a good day.