Brown Stone

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Brown Stone

Postby DUBBN » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:29 pm

I believe I am done tying Stone Nymphs for awhile. The Brown Stone Nymphs should be the last I need to tye, and a half dozen should be enough. Next for Spring patterns will be Green Drake Nymphs.

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Re: Brown Stone

Postby Mataura mayfly » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:35 pm

Very nice work Wayne, everything a Stonefly should be.
Well executed and well presented- go to the top of the class. ;)

You got any under laying weight in these?
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Re: Brown Stone

Postby letumgo » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:39 pm

:o

Jaw dropping! The body taper is superb.

Can you provide a recipe? Looks like I need to go shopping...
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Re: Brown Stone

Postby DUBBN » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:41 pm

Thank you Jeff. No weight. Just 30lb mono on the side of the abdomen to give the flat appearance. I tyed some size 8 Stones as well, and had to use lead, as the mono was just to small.

I can not say that the Stone patterns I have shown are great producers numbers wise, but fish that do eat them tend to be on the large size.
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Re: Brown Stone

Postby Mataura mayfly » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:58 pm

You can always google up some "Draper hooks" by Partridge to give that flat wide profile. They are a discontinued item now, made by Partridge in the UK, shame they are not still making them in a way- but as you discovered there is more than one way to skin a cat. ;)

Not great producers numbers wise...... you ever do autopsies on trout? Or do some rock rolling & netting?
Not sure what it is like in your neck of the woods, but Stones are not the most densely populated nymph on the stream bed here- tube caddis are and they will make up some 70-90% of a stomach content in your average trout here. Bigger trout learn how to target high protein meals versus spending a lot of energy gathering snacks (quicker to woof down a steak than pick up a bag full of corn chips scattered around).
That and I feel stones have a better ability to stay on the bottom and not get dislodged easily from their lair, they just are not as common tumbling down the stream, this might explain why perhaps they are not your top performers.... but do entice bigger victims. ;)
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Re: Brown Stone

Postby DUBBN » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:13 pm

Thank you Ray.

http://www.intheriffle.com/fishing-vide ... den-stone/

I tend to substitute ingredients on just about any recipe I find.

Hook - Mustad 79580, size 10
Thread - UTC 70, Watery Olive
Dubbing Ball - Home Made Kaufman Brown Stone Dubbing
Tail - Olive Brown Goose Bits
Abdomen - Tan Tubing (Medium) Brown Sharpie covering the thread base (Top/Back)..... Sides, 30lb mono
Wing Case - Tan Scud Back (1/4 inch) Colored again with Tan Sharpie, and Brown Sharpie
Thorax - Home Made Kaufman Brown Stone Dubbing.
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Re: Brown Stone

Postby DUBBN » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:17 pm

Jeff, good insight on the Stones. Tying lead or 30 to 60 pound mono on the sides isnt too tough. Especially for the couple of dozen patterns I use a year.
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Re: Brown Stone

Postby letumgo » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:07 pm

Thanks Wayne.
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Re: Brown Stone

Postby tie2fish » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:51 am

Those Stones are rocking Brown Sugar for sure. Great work, Wayne, as per usual.
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