Wonderwing Winter Stonefly SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Wife and I were taking a walk the other day, after a weekend of temps in the 50's, and I saw a number of the little winter stoneflies out and about. I've had real good luck with a dark CDC & Elk but wanted to tie up something a bit thinner in profile; this one takes a just few minutes. Dark brown body works well, too.


    hook - Dai Riki 305 #16
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    body - biot black
    wing - dun hen wonderwing style
    hackle - dun/grizzly


    mash down barb, attach thread and wrap back to point above barb

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    moisten biot (microwave 30 seconds in a damp napkin) and tie in (notch down for segmentation); wrap biot forward and tie off at 70% mark

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    prepare hen feather - strip fluff off stem, separate a few fibers then pull them back along bare stem

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    tie in by tips then adjust wing length by pulling straight back along body (if necessary); trim tips and smooth with thread wraps

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    prep hackle and tie in; wrap hackle , tie off, trim, half hitch x 2 and SHHAN

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    trim wing, trim hackle on bottom

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    go enjoy some early season dry fly fishing

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Scott, I always learn cool new techniques from your SBS posts. The wonderwing thing blew my mind, going to try it out tonight with some yellow sally colored flies!
     
  3. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Close enough

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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