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Fly of the Month

March 2017


 Sparkle Half Hog

This pattern was developed by Goren Grubich of Serbia.  This can best be called an attractor caddis fly pattern.  Begin by tying in some silver widow's web as a shuck at the bend of the hook.  Next dub a body of amber Prism SLF Dubbing to the half way point of the hook shank.  Tie in a wing of fine elk or deer hair extending to the end of the shuck.  Next dub a fuller front half of the body with Prism SLF peacock dubbing.  Finally tie in another wing of elk or deer hair equal in length to the first hair wing.  Finish off the front by clipping the ends of the hair to form a head.  Put head cement on the thread wraps.


Hook  -  Tiemco 102Y  Dry fly hook # 13-17

Thread- Light Olive 8/0

Shuck -   Silver Widow's Web

Body rear - Amber Prism SLF Dubbing

Body front - Peacock Prism SLF dubbing

Wing  -   Fine elk or deer hair



John Lazar


Fly tied by John Lazar




Sparkle Half Hog


The Lacky Sunken Stone is a variation of a salmon fly pattern created by the late Nick Nicklas of West Yellowstone MT.  Nick's pattern was tied with an orange body on a 6xl hook in sizes 4 and 6.  He also tied golden stones on size 8 hooks.  Fortunately we don't need such large flies to imitate the good yellow stonefly hatches that we usually see during May and June on the Lackawaxen.  We've slightly modified Nick's original to match our stones.  The original was tied without legs and is quite effective that way.  The fly is essentially several elk hair caddis tied in succession along the hook with rubber legs tied in "X" style as shown in the picture.  Begin by tying in the deer hair tail (which actually imitates the extended wing of the natural), cover the butts of the hair with dubbing.  Tie in a clump of deer hair so that the tips reach back to approximately the middle of the preceding clump. Cover the butts with dubbing and keep repeating the process until you reach the eye of the hook.  The last clump is finished off by trimming the butts as shown.  If  using the legs tie them in at the next to last clump.  Cover the tie in with dubbing and proceed to the final clump.



Hook  :  Dry fly; #10, 2xl and 3xl

Tail  :  Natural deer hair

Wing  :  Natural deer hair

Body  :  Yellowish dubbing

Legs  :  Medium tan centipede legs (optional)

Alan Bowers

Fly tied by John Lazar



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