This week we bring you a great nymph pattern that my good friend and regular fishing partner, Vincent Caffarra, developed. The Isonychia, or Slate Drake as it is commonly known, is very abundant in our Eastern freestone rivers and streams and this pattern mimics the natural well. In the video, the fly looks somewhat light in color, but once it gets wet it looks like the real thing. Again, thanks go to Tightline Productions - Tim and Joan Flagler - for another well-produced video.
Fish them all year 'round in sizes #10 down to #16, and sharpen the hook every so often.