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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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I did coat the turkey feather with a head cement, is that not good?
Yea, I wonder why I made the legs the opposite, hmm... Well will make sure switch them around. Should have picked up some different colored silly legs, when we were at evening hatch.
J.J. type in Ben Turpin stonefly into you tube. I would link, but I am on my phone.

Posted on: 2011/12/4 10:08
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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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If you need some stonefly patterns, may I recommend the "Chain Gang" as created by our very own Dean Myers. Lots of motion in the water!

http://hatchesmagazine.com/blogs/Hatc ... efly-nymph-by-dean-myers/

Posted on: 2011/12/4 11:35


Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Heritage-Angler wrote:
Excellent suggestion. I'd also be tempted to coat the wingcase with some Fabric Fusion, to improve durability (since I know he doesn't have a UV light and some UV cured stuff).


Uv lights can be had on amazon for under 5 bucks.

Get one, Becker.

Posted on: 2011/12/4 11:54


Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Overall very nice, but beefier is better, IMO.

Loren Williams used to have a great tutorial on his site for stone flies. He'd take thick lead and tie it parallel to the shank on each side, then wrap more lead around that so you would get a real thick, flat body. He'd even take pliers to it to make it flatter.

Also, I agree with Chimmy, golden stones have been more productive in my experience.

And also what afish said, rubber side legs, +1!

Posted on: 2011/12/4 11:54


Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Updated...... Just do not have rubber legs in a normal color.

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Posted on: 2011/12/4 12:23
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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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To get a better bend in the biots, touch them with a hot needle. I think mkern gave that tip on here before, and it works well.

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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Thanks J, never heard that before.

Posted on: 2011/12/4 12:32
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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Quote:

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To get a better bend in the biots, touch them with a hot needle. I think mkern gave that tip on here before, and it works well.


Knotted pheasant tail fibers work well too.

Posted on: 2011/12/4 13:29


Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Two more suggestions....

Do the bend in the legs so they cant forward - looks more realistic.

Also, when you dub the abdomen, make the first wrap of dubbing behind the rib, then move it in front. This will prevent the rib from sliding down the hook bend, and it won't mess up your tails.

I gotta go to Wally World shortly - ya want me to pick up a bottle of Fabric Fusion for you? It's awesome stuff, and far more durable than head cement. You can even mix it 50/50 with water to make a very good non-toxic head cement. It also makes a good feather fixative, to keep them from splitting. Fabric Fusion is flexible when it dries, unlike Sally Hansen's.

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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Yep, pick it up lol

Posted on: 2011/12/4 13:49
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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Bwhahaha... Thanks Ed for stopping by today! I made this golden with a blend of three dubbings. Fly Dk (Slovokia) Spectra Yellow, Spectra Orange, and Beaver pale yellow. I wrapped some lead on the body behind the first bead and flattened it with a pliers. It gave the body a real nice flat and wide body once the dubbing was wrapped. Thanks whoever gave me that idea. I ribbed with silver wire, and Ed brought me up some rubber legs. Thanks

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Posted on: 2011/12/4 17:26
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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Nice tie.

I like to mark them up with a dark permanent marker, too.

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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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Mr.Becker,may I ask a question?

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Re: Double-Bead Stonefly

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I'd have stuck with the brown v-rib. The silver wire gets "lost" in there. Thick brown sewing thread would also work...

Also, be more generous with the Fabric Fusion - it shrinks down quite a bit once it dries. You can add more at any time - play around with it some. Run it right up over the thread head, too. A bodkin or needle helps to spread it around.

Oh - I forgot to tell you. Don't use that liquid floatant on cdc. It rocks for everything else though.

This thread is a good example of the good things that can happen on the fly tying forum. We'll all be better off if we work together, instead of beating each other up.

Posted on: 2011/12/4 17:57
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