Damien's SUV Stonefly SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, May 28, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Not a whole lot of info on this fly and I didn't have one to dissect/reverse engineer, so I made a few modifications. The twisted yarn body (see Chuck's Caddis Variant), provides a cool segmented effect. Tied here in salmonfly; change colors/sizes to meet your plecopteraic needs.


    hook - Tiemco 200 #4 (I know)
    thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
    tail - Krystal Flash black
    body - poly yarn orange
    overbody - 2mm foam black
    underwing - Congo Hair dark grey
    overunderwing - Krystal Flash pearl
    wing pad - 2mm foam black
    legs - medium rubber barred orange
    thorax - Ice Dub peacock black
    wing - elk hair
    indicator - foam orange

    mash barb, start thread; tie in KF past point above barb

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    tie in poly yarn, wrap back to tail

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    twist yarn tight, make a few wraps (continue twisting after every wrap)

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    taper end of foam strip (gap width); tie in extending a bit past bend

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    twist yarn, wrap over foam tie-in, then pull foam back and take a few more wraps

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    repeat

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    again

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    one more time

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    tie off foam; trim

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    clean, stack, measure a clump of Congo Hair and tie in

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    tie in KF, fold back

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    tie in wing pad (gap width)

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    tie in rear legs

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    dub thread, dub thorax; finish where you started

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    clean, stack, measure (extend to foam butt) a clump of elk; tie in, leave butts long

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    tie in indicator

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    pull elk and foam back, cross thread over thorax to eye

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    tie down elk

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    tie in front legs; trim elk butts

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    tie down indicator at eye

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    half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim what needs trimming

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    dorsal

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    ventral

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    Lots of parts, lots of steps, nothing complicated, nothing hard.

    Regards,
    Scott
  2. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Very cool segmentation with the poly yarn. Thanks for another intriguing SBS.
  3. Russ Kendall Member

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    Super cool tie Scott. You can use it for Skwalas, Goldens or Salmonflies. Thanks for the superb teaching!
  4. troutdopemagic Active Member

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    Thats a really nice bug man.
  5. jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    That is nice. Not up to my tying standards but it will work:)
  6. ScottP Active Member

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    Golden Stone with a few changes

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    Regards,
    Scott
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  7. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Scott,
    the congo hair you use, if that the stuff from fly tyer's dungeon? I want to get some and play around with it as it looks like a nice material to work with. anything similar that is carried by local fly shops?
  8. ScottP Active Member

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    Gary,

    Congo Hair is from the Dungeon. It's a polypropylene yarn, similar to EP fibers but at about 1/3 the cost. The Poly Yarn carried by flyshops wrapped on those little cards is probably the same stuff, too; Widow's Web is another one. Can't beat the Congo Hair prices and color selection; just have to deal with the Dungeonmaster :eek:

    Regards,
    Scott
  9. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Ok thanks. i have some stuff labelled "poly emerger yarn" that looks similar. I'll order some stuff from the dungeon, but in the mean time I'm going to try out this pattern to match some Yakima stoneflies I encountered last week on a local stream in size 10. The bug is on the entomology page if you are interested in seeing what I'm going to try to match. Thanks for doing all these SBS posts, they are very helpful!
  10. ScottP Active Member

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    Gary,

    That yarn should be fine. Cool looking bug you found there; just darken everything up on the golden stone (I'd use Dark Brown UV Ice Dub for the thorax) and it should work.

    Regards,
    Scott
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  11. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    First attempt, needs a little work with proportions, but I think it will catch fish uploadfromtaptalk1401568749818.jpg
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  12. ScottP Active Member

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    Gary,

    That should definitely catch fish.
    The one thing I didn't care for on the salmonfly version I tied was the foam wingpad between the Congo Hair underwing and the elk wing. It just looked weird to me and I wasn't happy having the exposed butts on top of the pad. Changed that on the golden version - tied the CH and elk first, then the pad, dubbed over the midsection of the pad and added the indicator; just looked a bit more balanced to me.

    Regards,
    Scott
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