Conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold water fisheries and their
Fly of the Month
From late May on, if I arrive at the Lackawaxen just as the water level is dropping
after power generation, I've found that the Isonychia Thorax works well on sporadically
rising trout. This style of dry fly presents a realistic silhouette and provides
a stable upright float. When tying, the hackle is tied in at the 1/2 point of the
abdomen before the body is dubbed then palmered to the head after the body is completed.
Also note that the upright wing is tied in approximately 1/3 back from the eye of
the hook. Two or three turns of the hackle behind and in front of the wings is sufficient.
The final step is to cut a "V" in the hackle underneath the body.