Bent Black Rock (articulated Stone)

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Bent Black Rock (articulated Stone)

Post by Roadkill » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:22 pm

This is the version with added orange in the thorax to mimic the Nymph ready to transform into a Salmon Fly...
For immature nymphs in the multi-year life cycle, scale down the hook and bead size and omit the egg yarn.

Hook- #8 Jig/hook shank trailer in 25# mono loop
Thread-3/0 Black Monocord
Weight-3/16' Slotted Black Tungsten Bead followed by 16 wraps of Lead Free Wire
Body-Sugar Bush Bliss Midnight Yarn dubbing (70% Merino Wool, 20% Mulberry Silk & 10% Cashmere) + Rubber legs
+Hot Orange Egg Yarn
Rib- BR UTC Red Ultra Wire

Making the trailer...
Mount a #6 4XL Streamer hook to be cut off, start a thread wrap the length you want and tie in the tail
ImageIMGP1309 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Tie in the rib
ImageIMGP1310 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Dub the body
ImageIMGP1311 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Wind the rib forward, finish at the eye, take the hook out, trim the tail, cut off the shank behind the tail, dab on head cement at both ends
ImageIMGP1312 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Secure the jig hook in the vise, wrap the mono from the bead and insert into the trailer eye and tie off back down the shank. put head cement or super glue along the thread wrap, secure and wind the lead free wire toward the bend, tie it off and twist off the wire
ImageIMGP1295 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Brush out some yarn to tie in around the shank for a skirt to cover the mono trailer connection
ImageIMGP1296 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Trim the yarn butt ends and wrap down with tying thread to meet the lead wire wrap
ImageIMGP1297 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Tie in the wire rib
ImageIMGP1298 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Dub the body down to the location of the back leg, wind the rib there as well
ImageIMGP1299 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Tie in a long rubber leg on each side to make the front and rear legs
ImageIMGP1300 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Tie in some egg yarn between both legs, form another dubbing loop long enough to X-wrap around the legs to position them and fill in the gap to the bead
ImageIMGP1301 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Wind the dubbing and the rib to the bead and form a platform for the feelers to be tied toward the head
ImageIMGP1302 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Tie in the feelers, dub over the last wraps and whip finish at the bead, add a drop of head cement at the bead, trim the skirt to length to cover the trailer transition, trim the orange yarn to flow a little down the thorax
ImageIMGP1304 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Wet Salmon Fly nymph ready to emerge...
ImageIMGP1308 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
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Re: Bent Black Rock (articulated Stone)

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:20 pm

Thanks Bill, for another excellent fishing fly. Great tutorial! ;)
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Re: Bent Black Rock (articulated Stone)

Post by Mike62 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:15 am

That's an intriguing pattern, I'm going to have to try it. A great tutorial, Roadkill. Thanks!
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