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Stoned Punk

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:06 pm
by ForumGhillie
This is for Letumgo. :lol: :lol:

"Stoned Punk" killer pattern for large trout.

Is this fly legal???? Oh ya, in Colorado. :D

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John

Re: Stoned Punk

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:51 pm
by letumgo
ROTFLMAO! :lol: :lol:

Those are totally baked man!

Re: Stoned Punk

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:52 pm
by letumgo
Seriously terrific stone fly pattern! Iā€™d fish those in a heartbeat!

Re: Stoned Punk

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:17 am
by ForumGhillie
I lost the biggest brown trout I ever hooked this Fall on one of these Stone Punks (aka Girdle Bug / Pat's Rubber Legs). I will never fish one of these bad boys again on a 4wt fly rod.

I tie my version wider using 5mm wide, flat aluminum. I found it at Hobby Lobby. Underneath the flat aluminum I tie .035 lead along both sides of the hook shank. I vary the color of legs on some.

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Pteronarcys dorsata is nymph I am trying to imitate, and the pattern works really well.

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John

Re: Stoned Punk

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:42 am
by letumgo
How are you cutting the aluminum to shape? Is it soft enough to cut with scissors?

Re: Stoned Punk

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:03 am
by ForumGhillie
letumgo wrote: ā†‘Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:42 am How are you cutting the aluminum to shape? Is it soft enough to cut with scissors?
I bought a cheap pair of wire cutters at HD.

It bends easily and does not rust.

Often times dorsata stonefly nymphs are found on submerged woody material in the shallows by the banks, even in the Fall. I substitute 16 ga, copper wire (from Hobby Lobby) for the lead wire, then the flat aluminum on top of the wire.

My theory is the trout are not looking for exact detail on the big stonefly nymphs. I have never found a reason to add the wing holsters on the top of the thorax. Shape, size, color, and movement of the legs I feel are the prominent features to get the trout's attention.

John

Re: Stoned Punk

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:03 pm
by nfrechet
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Re: Stoned Punk

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:13 pm
by ForumGhillie
Norm, somewhere tucked away for 30 years I have a few of those left.

What I am tying are 1-3/8" to 1-1/2" long. Those forms are a little short. I am teaching a fly tying class in January. One of the patterns I am teaching is this big stoned punk pattern. I have to supply the class with fifty of all the materials used for each pattern.

Thanks,

John

Re: Stoned Punk

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:46 am
by hankaye
ForumGhillie, Howdy;
ForumGhillie wrote: ā†‘Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:03 am
letumgo wrote: ā†‘Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:42 am How are you cutting the aluminum to shape? Is it soft enough to cut with scissors?
I bought a cheap pair of wire cutters at HD.

It bends easily and does not rust.

Often times dorsata stonefly nymphs are found on submerged woody material in the shallows by the banks, even in the Fall. I substitute 16 ga, copper wire (from Hobby Lobby) for the lead wire, then the flat aluminum on top of the wire.

My theory is the trout are not looking for exact detail on the big stonefly nymphs. I have never found a reason to add the wing holsters on the top of the thorax. Shape, size, color, and movement of the legs I feel are the prominent features to get the trout's attention.

John
My old job of Aircraft Corrosion Control just went into shock when I read the list of Metals,
Copper wire binding Aluminum to a Steel hook. :o :shock: , in my mind I see that mixture
looking like an Alka-Selzer in the bottom of a glass of water. :roll: :lol: :lol:

hank

Re: Stoned Punk

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:22 am
by ForumGhillie
Hank, that is why the trout with indigestion love my pattern. :D

John