Going through the Winter 2012 edition of Fly Tyer Magazine I came across an article about enhancing the look of a fly with clear body materials. Everything from tubing and monofilament to plastic baggies can be used to add a shiny or soft-glow effect to your fly.
Playing around with some of these ideas I have come up with the following: a trim, slick and shaggy winter stonefly.
Using a size 10 Umpqua U202 curved hook and UTC 140 black thread, tie on a piece of .010″ monofilament.
Tie in BR size Copper Ultra Wire.
Dub the abdomen with Brite Blend Black dubbing (or the dubbing of your choice, anything with some flash to it).
Turn the copper wire up with loose wraps. And tie off at midpoint.
Using adjoining wraps, bring the monofilament up to the midpoint as well.
Tie in a bronze diamond braid as the wing case.
Tie in Life-Flex Black Legs.
Dub thorax with Brite Blend Black dubbing.
Bring forward wing case, tie into head and brush out dubbing.
Apply head cement and go fishing!