|Adult Stonefly / Salmonfly|
This is a simplified version of the foam Semi Realistic Adult Stonefly pattern that I tie last year. I have replace the Wing material with Vinyl Rafia material and replaced the legs with rubber legs.
Hook - Gamakatsu S11-4L size 10-8
Tails - Grizzly hackle stem
Abdomen and body - 2mm thick close cell foam
Thorax - 1mm thick close cell foam
Belly - Dubbing
Legs - Rubber legs
Antenna - Pheasant tail fibers
Wings - Vinyl Rafia with head cement
Head and Eyes - Foam eye profile with Loon Hard head
The step by step tying instructions
Bend the hook slightly and hook through a 5-6mm width 2mm thick close cell foam
Tie down the belly portion of foam in segment
Tie in a pair of hackle stem
Tie down the top portion of the foam, follow the segment
Apply the desire colour to the abdomen with a permanent marker
Fold the foam over, tie the eye profile in figure 8 and insert a pair of Pheasant tail fiber with needle
Tie in the rubber legs and split them with dubbing
Cut a pcs of Vinyl Rafia, soak it with heavy head cement, cut to shape and tie in.
Tie in another pcs of 1mm thick foam for thorax
Fold the foam over, tie down and trim the foam, spin some dubbing on the neck. Whip finish
Colour the thorax with marker and drop a small drop of Loon Hard head as eye.
The fly is completed
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