Matt Wilhelm is an educator and guide in Livingston, MT. You can find out more about him at This pattern was originated by Paul Stimson and can be good as a hopper pattern, a bigger golden stonefly pattern, as a salmon fly, and as a skwala. This tutorial has some nice tying tips as well. Subscribe for more new fly tying videos here:



Hook:                sz 6-8
Thread:             3/0 or 6/0 thread depending on hook size brown
Wing:                elk hair
Body:                Tan foam
Hackle:             Dyed brown grizzly
Under body:     Orange dubbing
Legs:                Medium rubber bands

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