The Stone Palmer is a special fly for me and It was created near Culebra´s Stream in San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen, Argentina. It´s a magic and beautiful place in Patagonia where we can admire some of the secrets that nature gives us constantly. This stream has pure and transparent water so it´s an excellent place to find those nice Stoneflies Patagonicas ninphas. I´ve been inspired by them to create the Stone Palmer. I´ve fished many fontinalis there.
The name is dedicated to a special friend of mine who is a pasionate fly fisherman like me. He took me to that place for the first time. His name is Hector Palmer; a great artist and a great person. He´s a great friend of mine who supports "the esence of fly fishing".
- Hook: Curved size 6
- Uni Thread: Lt. Cahill 8/0
- Tails: Monofilament 0x
- Abdomen: Natural seal substitute and Scud Back clear 1/8”
- Wing Case: Scud Back clear 1/8”
- Thorax: Lead wire and Natural seal substitute
- Legs: Silicone Sticks
- Antennae: Trimmed hackle stems
- Colouring: Permanent maker yellow, black and brown
1) Do the tails with monofilament using a scalpel to do them thinner
2) Press the tails with small hot plier.
3) Paint them with a permanent maker
4) Tie a piece of clearScud back thinning the end to fix
5) With Dubbing Loop technique and natural seal substitute you can do a conical abdomen
6) Do a conical abdomen
7) Advance the Scud Back on the natural seal substitute doing the pieces of abdomen
8) Paint the abdomen.like you prefer with permanent maker
9) Advance the thread to fix the lead thread
10) Fix the lead thread and advance in front to do the chest and the head
11) Fix the silicone legs,three pairs in total
12) Put them in the dubbing natural seal substitute thread
13) Pass the dubbing crossing the back legs
14) With scud back prepare the wing case
15) Fix the wing case on the dubbing
16) Crossdubbing on the middle legs
17) Fix the second wing case
18) Fix scud back to do the fist chest piece
19) Cross dubbing on the front legs
20) Take the scud back in front and fix it
21) Paint the scud back
22) Select two feathers from brown neck cock to the antennas
23) Fix two antennas
24) Fix scud back to do the head
25) Do the head carrying the scud back in front , fix it and paint
26) Give the shape legs with a hot pin
27) The fly is done!!
I´m Marcelo Malventano . I´m an angler and passionate art realistic flies artist .
Patagonia ( Argentina) is a place which nature is marvellous because of its beautiful lakes ,big mountains and its old forest. I´ve been living there since I was young so I was inspired by it in my art.
My passion to art, tying realistic flies was born there and it gives me plenty of satisfaction every day. That´s why I like to tie all kind of flies : dry ,wet, nimphs, streamers, salmons and realistics.
I prefer realistic flies because I can be near art with simple materials and I can create REAL LIFE with them. I think that the esence of tying realistic flies is to IMITATE LIFE. It´s very important for me because I think that Nature hides marvellous secrets to admire. My favorite teacher always repeats that we never have to lose our vivid imagination to create our flies like children who are playing with "MAGIC".
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