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Michigan Stonefly… Easily Stoned

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Michigan Stonefly… Easily Stoned by Phil Cusey

Easy to tie and very effective is Phil's Easily Stoned pattern.  This is Phil's go-to stonefly patterns for his home river of the Muskegon but would also be an effective patterns for any stream.  As good size and profile match to the spring stoneflies that hatch throughout Michigan.

Best For… steelhead and trout

***Materials listed in tying order

Hook… Daiichi 1530, size 8
Tail… black goose biot
Body… small black V-Rib
Thorax… pearl/black estaz