Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Featured Fly - Low Water Stone

Here is a small stonefly nymph that I came up with this last trip to Oak Orchard. It did very well fooling the high pressured fish. With low and clear water, we have found that small and black with a little accent color, work the best. I tie this little guy in 5 different colors; Pink, Fl. Chart., Peacock, Olive, and UV Brown.

Hook: TMC 2457 sz. 8-10
Thread: UNI Thread 6/0 Black 
Tail: Goose Biots - Black 
Body: Life Cycle Dubbing - Black Stone 
Legs: Partridge Feathers - Black 
Wing Case: Swiss Straw - Black 
Thorax: Ice Dub - Olive 

Step 1: Secure the lead wire.

Step 2: Wrap the lead wire forward

Step 3: Make a small dubbing ball, tie in the 2 goose biots as tails.

Step 4: Dub the body, up to the lead wire.

Step 5: Tie in the swiss straw.

Step 6: Dub the Thorax

Step 7: Cut a "V" in a Partridge feather, then tie in.

Step 8: Pull over the swiss straw, making a wing case.

Step 9: Repeat step 6.

Step 9: Repeat step 7.

Step 10: Repeat step 8.

Step 11: Whip finish.

Finished Fly

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