Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

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Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

Post by Roadkill » Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:38 pm

I created this pattern for a trip to the Metolius on Thursday after grabbing an adult out of the air on Tuesday and seeing empty shucks on the streamside rocks.

Hook-Dai Riki 700B #6
Bead- 5/32 Brass
Thread-UTC 140 Rust Brown
Tail- Brown Rubber Legs
Body-Hare-Tron made out of twisting 2 dubbing loops together to make one variegated loop. I alternated 3 pinches each of Golden Brown & Seal Brown on one loop and 3 pinches of Dark Brown and Black on the other dubbing loop. After twisting up each loop I put both loops on one dubbing hook and wound them together to make the variegated combination.
Thorax Hackle and Hackle- Mottled Brown Hen Back

ImageRIMG1768 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

This fly counted coup on 6 out of the 7 fish I hooked up on swinging flies for a few hours. :D

Here is the more traditional Flymph unweighted version tied at home today on a Mustad 79580 #6...

ImageRIMG1770 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

I can't wait to get back over there again to try these together fishing at different depths in the same waters. ;)

For tying directions see... viewtopic.php?f=19&t=9888
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Re: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

Post by letumgo » Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:48 am

WOW!!!

Phenomenal patterns Bill. Any chance you could do a tutorial or presentation on the tying techniques at some point in the future?
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Re: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

Post by Roadkill » Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:54 am

Ray,

I will start work on one today. ;)
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Re: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

Post by ronr » Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:58 am

Bill like those two.. I'm not big on the rubber leg tails, but that's just me. Bummed me out that I was shut out on the water you fished the day before. Guess my versions and skills just didn't; measure up... :oops: :D :mrgreen:
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Re: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

Post by Roadkill » Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:17 pm

Ron, the other fly that worked was one of your versions. ;) Your skills telling me about this water led me to these fish and inspired me to create this fly.

I think you just didn't serve them the right breakfast, while I caught mine in the lunch line. :lol:
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Re: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

Post by Old Hat » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:32 am

Excellent and very creative technique to get what you were after Bill. I've never seen more golden stonefly activity then my days on the Metolius. These should serve you well. Let us know.
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