Theo’s Stonefly Nymphs

Theo Baakelar, a good friend from Holland, has been using his winter hours to tie flies for next season. Here are a couple of great looking stonefly  nymphs made with flexie body or thin skin material. They look good enough to eat, don’t they? He says they are particularly tasty with a little garlic.

Notice the bead heads? Theo is “Mr. Bead Head.” He introduced them to the US in 1990 at the first International Fly Tying Symposium, organized and operated by Chuck Furimsky.

Chuck is also the originator and operator of the Fly Fishing Shows. I will be presenting fly tying demos, casting demos, and PowerPoint presentations at several of his shows this year. The first one will be in Denver, January 4, 5 , 6, 2013. That’s right, this coming weekend. See you there.


Theo’s Brown Stone.


Theos Green Stone.