Carnage Stonefly 2.0 SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    One more time with the Carnage. No more heat-shrink tubing (limited availability in small sizes), no more foam on a waxed needle (fragile, 50% chance it doesn't even come off the needle properly). Looking through Shane Stalcup's (rip) Mayflies, Top to Bottom, I found a section on extended bodies where he used Zing Wing; broke out some Swiss Straw and Super Glue and had at it. Results seem to be what I'm looking for - durable, flexible and easy to mass produce underbodies that the foam easily sticks to. Tied here in skwala colors; change to suit your bug (you might want a thicker needle for goldens/salmonflies).


    hook - Dai Riki 280 #10
    thread - UTC 70 hopper yellow
    body/head - 1mm foam olive
    binder strip - foam
    wing - elk hair
    feelers/legs - rubber medium brown
    indicator - 2mm foam yellow

    coat needle with non-stick stuff (Mucilin used here)

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    start thread

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    cut a strip of Swiss Straw and tie in

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    wrap to point and back; tie off and brush body with Super Glue

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    while that's drying, taper a strip of foam

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    brush a little Super Glue on tip and take one wrap of foam

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    add feelers (optional), brush a little more glue on the foam and wrap body (closer wraps create more overlap/thickness for proper taper)

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    slide body off the needle

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    trim off excess Swiss Straw; poke a hole where you want the hook to go and slide it on debarbed hook

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    start thread; tie on binder strip

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    brush on Super Glue, push body forward, add a few more wraps of foam and tie off

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    clean, stack and measure (tip of body) a sparse clump of elk; tie in, trim butts

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    tie in foam strip (you want this a little wider than hook gap) on underside

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    pull foam back and advance thread to eye

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    poke a hole in foam at eye, pull up to expose eye and tie down

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    cross foam over head back to wing tie-in, pull foam back and tie down

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    add legs and indicator

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    whip, SHHAN, trim head and legs

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Like the segmentation!
     
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    dude I like the way you tie
     
  4. Travis Bille

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    Amazing step by step! Here is my humble salmonfly Version IMG_20140516_230139_222.jpg
     

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