Mono Winter Stonefly

Fly Tyer magazine on fly tying desk

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.

Step 1:

Using a size 10 Umpqua U202 curved hook and UTC 140 black thread, tie on a piece of .010″ monofilament.

Step 2:

Tie in BR size Copper Ultra Wire.

Step 3:

Dub the abdomen with Brite Blend Black dubbing (or the dubbing of your choice, anything with some flash to it).

Step 4:

Turn the copper wire up with loose wraps. And tie off at midpoint.

Step 5:

Using adjoining wraps, bring the monofilament up to the midpoint as well.

Step 6:

Tie in a bronze diamond braid as the wing case.

Step 7:

Tie in Life-Flex Black Legs.

Step 8:

Dub thorax with Brite Blend Black dubbing.

Step 9:

Bring forward wing case, tie into head and brush out dubbing.

Step 10:

Apply head cement and go fishing!

Be Rogue. Fish Rogue.

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