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    Default Wonderwing Winter Stonefly SBS




    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


    Part 1

    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



    [img]http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_4825_zpsc74edd30.jpg[/img


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





    Last edited by ScottP; 02-26-2014 at 04:39 PM.

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    Part 2

    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






    Regards,
    Scott

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    Very, very nice Scott.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Very clever pattern. Is this yours or someone else's, Scott?

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    Thanks Scott, very nice SBS and good looking fly.

    Cliff

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatfly View Post
    Very clever pattern. Is this yours or someone else's, Scott?
    Definitely not mine. Al & Gretchen Beatty have a great article on Wonderwings, including a caddis/stonefly version

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flyt...050905fotw.php

    Doug Korn did a neat caddis

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/s...Caddis-Emerger


    and Johnny Utah has a nice video for one, too

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPriVRmQbFA&feature=player_embedded


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    egards,
    Scott
    Last edited by ScottP; 02-26-2014 at 08:36 PM.

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    Close enough





    Regards,
    Scott

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