Here is the fly pattern sheet for Dennys Stillwater Nymph.
Daiichi 1710 or TMC 5262 2xl, size 12 – 14
Black or olive
010 or .015 lead – 6 to 8 wraps
Olive or burnt orange marabou
Olive seal substitute
Copper wire – brassie size
Olive or burnt orange marabou tied down full length over the hook
- Wrap lead around hook leaving 2 hook eye lengths clear.
- Tie on the tail about 1 ½ times the length of the hook and leave the butts long. Fold back and secure with a few thread wraps. This will become the wing case.
- Tie in the copper wire rib at hook barb.
- Tie in hackle by tip at hook barb.
- Create dubbing loop with thread.
- Insert seal substitute dubbing in loop and wrap forward. Pull out excess dubbing for a slim profile.
- Wind copper rib forward with 8 – 10 wraps.
- Wraps hackle forward with 3 – 4 turns.
- Pull the wing case over the top and tie down.
- Trim hackle from each side, leaving it on the bottom of fly.
- Whip finish head.
Note: Denny uses this fly as an imitation for damsel flies and scuds. Vary marabou colors.