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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

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

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

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

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

trim wing, trim hackle on bottom

go enjoy some early season dry fly fishing


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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!
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