Swart's Swingin' Stone SBS

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  1. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Although I'm not a fantastic photographer, I wanted to share this pattern. It's has worked for me in size #8, and I have no doubt it will work in a #14. The 2 in the picture are Little Black Stone/ immature pteronarcys, and Yellow Sally.



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    Materials:

    - 3761 hook #14
    - 3/32 Copper Bead
    - .15 Lead Free Wire
    - 8/0 MFC Tying Thread: Brown.
    - Turkey Biot: Sulphur Orange(Yellow)
    - Wapsi Ultra Wire: Small: Silver
    - Mercer's Buggy Nymph Dubbing, Golden Stone
    - Small Feather off Pheasant Cape.


    Start Thread Wrap and stop at a little past the bend of the hook. Add 10-15 wraps of the lead-free wire.
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    Wrap over lead wire, tie in two small biots as the tails.
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    Tie in a 3 inch piece of silver wire for ribbing.
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    For the carapace, cut one of those long biots, like this.
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    Tie it in like you would a wing case, in the middle.
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    Grab some of the Golden Stone dubbing, and apply a thin amount on the thread.
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    Wrap the dubbing forward.
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    Fold over Biot and tie down.
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    Wrap the silver wire forward over the abdomen around 6 times.
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    Tie in the small pheasant cape feather by its tip.
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    Strip the right side of its feathers.
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    Carefully wrap, tie down, and wrap a little over the feathers so that they angle back.
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    Dub head/ collar with the golden stone dubbing, and Whip Finish. image.jpg

    It's a great fly, and here's a couple trout I caught on the #8 version in Dark Stone. If you would like an SBS on the #8 version please comment. Thank you, Kaden Swart.
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  2. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Hopefully I'll be able to try out this pattern today! It might catch some native rainbows.
     
  3. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    Nicely done, Kaden.
     
  4. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Well I went down to Dairyville, and me and my dad did well! I was fishing my own soft hackle #8, and an Anato-May, and I had the hardest smack I've ever had on the River. The fish ran 40 feet in 2 seconds, then it slipped off. It was either a Shad or a Steelhead, man was I disappointed. After that, I snagged the rig and I switched flies. I was fishing a couple of my own patterns, a #12 Caddis pupa and the Swingin' Stone, #14 black winter stone nymph, and after a fishless hour, me and my dad hook up at the same time! I had a large 18inch Sacramento Sucker on , and my dad had a small rainbow. That Sucker fought hard, and he was pretty( For a sucker). After that I hooked up with a wild rainbow on the fly below, same with the Sucker. That rainbow was a wild one too.

    Stupid face I made to imitate the Sucker.
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    Both Caught on the Swart's Swingin' Stone, #14, Black Stone.
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    The Wild Rainbow.
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    jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    Nicely done!
     
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    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Thank you!
     
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    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    And to add, when tying in the feather, you don't have to strip the right side. You can leave both sides of the feather left on and wrap, tie down, and pull back all feather pieces then tie over them to have them neat. Either way will work; your preference.
     

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