Couple of stonflies...

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  1. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I'm using tinsel under V thread to add some shinyness. I'm also just extending the wing case for the antenna Thoughts? Anyone do anything quite this before? I think I'll do some in olive... And maybe some mayflies.
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  2. Mike Cline

    Mike Cline Fly Fishing Guerilla

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    Nice ties those look great. What did you use for the wingcase on the first fly? Is that just gray or white biots? I am definitely going to copy that pattern.
     
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    Very nice. I've never been a huge fan of biot tails on stoneflies. If you look at pics of the naturals, they just aren't that wide. I have been substituting moose mane or some equivalent hair of the appropriate shade for the tails. I think that it gives a more natural appearance and is easier to tie in anyway.

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    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    wingcase on the top one is turkey biots, wingcase on the bottom is spruce grouse tail
     

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