Vise Squad! 1/13/15 Soft Hackle Golden Stone
Golden Stoneflies are one of my favorite flies to tie and fish. You can go for big and wiggly like Pat’s Rubberlegs, or go Pro Stonefly and make ’em real.
This Vise Squad! session I’m going to tie a D-Rib Golden Stone Softhackle which features an easy tie, not too time or material consuming, part imitation and part suggestive. I first saw something like this tied by Carl Pennington, and hopefully he will show us the right way when he’s our guest tyer later in our Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo season.
I’ll have kits ready – I’ll probably have plenty, but use the form or send me an Email to make sure I hold one for you.
Bill of Materials: Softhackle Golden Stone
Hook: 3xl, (TMC 200R, or DaiRiki 285) 8, 10, 12 Bead: gold or copper, 3/16 #8, 5/32 #10 Thread: UTC140 Tan or Hopper Yellow Tail: Biots, tan, or pale yellow Abdomen: D-Rib Amber, Medium Flash: Spooled Mirage, Medium. Thorax Senyo Laser Dub Dark Tan SoftHackle: Whiting Brahma, pale yellow Collar: More dubbing NOTE: This pattern is not dependent on specific materials, and it’s appropriate for lots of substitutions in colors or shades of biots and dubbing, darker hen hackle, etc. Even the D-rib color can be varied for light or dark bodied versions