Gerath's Golden Stone SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, May 23, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Pretty basic fly; change colors/sizes to suit your emergence.

    hook - Dai Riki 280 #6
    thread - UTC 140 tan
    body - 2mm foam gold
    rib - x-fine wire gold
    hackle - ginger (undersize by 2)
    wing - elk hair
    legs - medium rubber barred tan
    head - elk hair

    mash barb, wrap front of shank with thread

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    clean, stack, measure (shank length) a good hunk of hair

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    trim to length, a couple soft loops and then pull firmly, letting the hair spin around the shank

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    trim the butts; tie in rib and hackle at point above barb

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    tie in foam strip (keep it thin, maybe 1/3 gap width); brush on a little Super Glue, wrap foam forward, tie off and trim

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    wrap hackle forward (make it dense); wrap rib through hackle

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    clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) some elk; trim to length and tie in

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    make sure the thread's about gap width back from the eye, push the head hair back over the fly

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    gather with 2 soft loops (check head width; adjust and re-wrap if needed) then tighten

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    tie in legs

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    whip, SHHAN (a dose of thinned Goop on the head also recommended)

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    trim out the bottom

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    trim legs and you're done (foam indicator is optional)

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    dorsal

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    ventral

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    with indicator

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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