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My first Stones

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I was inspired by a FishIdiots LBS ties and decided to give it a shot with a little different pattern.
I welcome any suggestions for improvements of the flies. Each has a small difference, whether its black and grizzly hackle, some crystal flash in the wing, or goose biots vs. Black elk hair for tails.
I had to do some treasure hunting since I had to send my travelers jaws back to renzetti. Found a standard cabelas vise that my father used to tie sucker spawn for Erie on (only pattern he ever tied). It got the job done, but I definitely miss being able to turn my fly to inspect all side.

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Posted on: 2012/2/29 23:03
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Re: My first Stones
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Thats the same pattern I tie, you don't need the tail.

Posted on: 2012/3/1 15:54
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Re: My first Stones

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Thanks for the info Maurice. Off with the Tail!! Do you think the proportions look alright? I really tried to make the body as slim as possible

Posted on: 2012/3/1 19:30
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Yeah, ditch the curved hooks too. I like a more gray wing though. Although in the past years I've used the white z-lon. Keep in mind this pattern works best skittered down and across. Better hurry though they will be done soon.

Posted on: 2012/3/1 19:35
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Re: My first Stones

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Just use standard dry hooks like TMC 100?

Posted on: 2012/3/2 10:38
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Yes standard dry.

Posted on: 2012/3/2 19:21
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Re: My first Stones

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leave the curve hook, tie the hackle at a angle back towards the wing, then add a 4-6" tippet on rear of hook and add a size 18 pupa hook with a small ball of white dubbing. great imitation of an egg laying stone..

Posted on: 2012/3/2 19:55
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Re: My first Stones

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leave the curve hook, tie the hackle at a angle back towards the wing, then add a 4-6" tippet on rear of hook and add a size 18 pupa hook with a small ball of white dubbing. great imitation of an egg laying stone..


I don't follow what you mean by tying in the hackle at an angle back towards the wing. Do you perhaps have a picture?

Posted on: 2012/3/5 10:10
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Re: My first Stones

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the best way I can describe it is as you wrap keep the top hackle back and the hackle unde a little forward so it lays back at the top slightly towards wing..here is what I tie with the egg.

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Posted on: 2012/3/5 12:40
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Re: My first Stones

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Not to "H J" but cool idea with the egg trailer, and I like the slightly curved hook myself.

Posted on: 2012/3/5 19:12


Re: My first Stones

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Yeah thats definately worth a shot. But as someone else mentioned my time for stones is running out.

Posted on: 2012/3/6 8:03
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