Hook: TMC 2302 sz. 10-14
Thread: UNI Thread 6/0 - Black
Bead: Cyclopes Black - Sz to match hook
Tail: Goose Biot - Black or Brown
Rib: Ultra Wire - Brassie - Brown
Body: SLF Dubbing - Black Stone or Brown Stone
Shellback: Swiss Straw - Black or Brown
Legs: Mallard or Partridge - Black or Brown
Wing Case: Swiss Straw - Black or Brown
Thorax: SLF Dubbing - Black Stone or Brown Stone
Antenna: Goose Biots - Black or Brown
Step 1: Make a thread base, tying in the ultra wire at the same time. Once at the hook bend, make a small thread ball. (this will help split the biot tails)
Step 2: Tie in the 2 goose biots in front of the thread ball.
Step 3: Move your thread to the front of the fly, tie in a piece of swiss straw. (for the smaller flies split the straw into 3rds length wise)
Step 4: Add the dubbing the the thread and dub moving forward, about half way up the hook shank.
Step 5: Pull the Swiss straw forward, pull tight, then tie down.
Step 6: Rib the body with ultra wire.
Step 7: Dub the back of the thorax.
Step 8: Take a partridge feather and split the tips of the feather forming a "V". Then lay the feather down with the fibers sticking out each side, making the first set of legs.
Step 9: Fold the swiss straw forward making a wing case.
Step 10: Repeat step 8 and 9.
Step 11: Tie in goose biots out the front forming the antennas.
Step 12: Trim the goose biots, then whip finish.
Here are a couple fish that fell to the Winter Stone this past fall and winter:
|This Oak Orchard Brown fell to the Winter Stone|
|This Salmon River Steelhead fell to the Winter Stone|