The Tungstone

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  1. gigharborflyfisher

    gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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    Does anyone else use this pattern, it is fairly easy to tie and and a pretty realistic imitation so I have added a few to my fly box. Here are a few of them that I tied up.

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  2. Big Tuna

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    How do you get such a beefy tapered body? Even though I wrap my stones w/ .25 lead in the abdomen and .35 in the thorax, they end up looking pretty slim. I tie a similar pattern w/ tungsten beads but use bug skin for the the wing pads and I always include rubber legs.
     
  3. gigharborflyfisher

    gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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    What I usually do, is I built a good ramp with thread up to the lead before I start dubbing. I dub the fly so that I start with very little dubbing and progressively add more as a move along the body which helps with the taper.
     
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    to get the body beefy have an underbody of yarn or some color of chenille you dont use. the yarn is cheap if you buy it at a craft shop. mike w
     

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