Stone Mouthfull SBS

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Stone Mouthfull SBS

Post by tie2fish » Sun May 25, 2014 8:52 am

This stonefly pattern evolved from the black one of mine that Ray Tucker photographed and posted photos of a couple of weeks ago. In addition to being yellow instead of black, it is has twice as many legs as the previous one, and hopefully will offer hungry Madison River trout a mouthful they can't resist.

1 Add lead wraps to fill and locate bead on hook
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2. Push lead into bead, secure with thread wraps and take thread to rear
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3. Tie in biot tails
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4. Tie in mono ribs and Flashabou shell back materials
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5. Add body dubbing to thread using technique of your choice
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6. Dub body, leaving space behind head; pull shellback forward and tie off
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7. Spiral wrap ribbing forward and tie off
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8. Pull two strands of Round Rubber Legs from strip without separating them; mark with waterproof pen
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9. Tie in pieces of marked legs and trim to desired final length
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10. Select and prepare hen saddle feather -- the webbier the better
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11. Tie in hackle feather at "V" between front and rear legs
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12. Wrap hackle and tie off with thread between bead and front legs; whip finish
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13. Use pointed tool to separate leg strands
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14. Quartering top view of finished fly
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Last edited by tie2fish on Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:21 am, edited 18 times in total.
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Re: Stone Mouthfull SBS

Post by DUBBN » Sun May 25, 2014 9:16 am

Great tie Bill! I will have to try and copy this one!
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Re: Stone Mouthfull SBS

Post by hankaye » Sun May 25, 2014 9:32 am

tie2fish, Howdy;

Thanks for the SBS, :D .
When I see these it truly helps my brain
understand the how to's of putting the
different patterns together.

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Re: Stone Mouthfull SBS

Post by Ruard » Sun May 25, 2014 12:01 pm

Nice fly ugly but therefore perhaps more irresistible and thank you for the SBS.

I shall make some for Wales.

Thank you Bill.

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Re: Stone Mouthfull SBS

Post by JohnP » Sun May 25, 2014 12:35 pm

Nice SBS. Not to be Joe Lawyer about it, but lead is prohibited in Yellowstone Park, so for flies you plan to use inside the park, you may want to substitute lead-free wire for lead wire.

Here's a link to the NPS regulations:

http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/fishdates.htm
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Re: Stone Mouthfull SBS

Post by DUBBN » Sun May 25, 2014 1:02 pm

Good call John. I had forgotten about that. Kind of a pain, but I have used Tungsten Putty on my tippet before. I mold it in to a foot ball shape above my first leader to tippet connection.
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Re: Stone Mouthfull SBS

Post by tie2fish » Sun May 25, 2014 1:04 pm

A most excellent point, JohnP. I had no clue about that. And thank you for the link to the Park regs.
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Re: Stone Mouthfull SBS

Post by Kelly L. » Sun May 25, 2014 1:34 pm

Great name, for a heck of a fly. Well done. Love the SBS too. :D
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Re: Stone Mouthfull SBS

Post by letumgo » Mon May 26, 2014 9:36 pm

Bravo! Terrific SBS tutorial. This will make a nice addition to you book... ;)

(hint...hint...) :D
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Re: Stone Mouthfull SBS

Post by tie2fish » Tue May 27, 2014 7:06 am

Many thanks to those who commented.
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