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The challenge thread!

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Wait a minute, is it just me, i see a lot of interest in this thread, over 2500 views in 3 weeks. I'm sure with time there will be more members participating. Give it a chance

On another note it is a challenge thread, if its a pattern that i already have in my arsenal, ill pass on it and let someone else do it. I know there's lots of variations for some patterns or i could do my own take on it.

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I didn't mean to imply anything with my comment. I've really enjoyed it thus far and I'm happy to see anyone posting a fly to this thread, the more merrier. 

I've never even looked at view count, thanks for pointing that out. 

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1 hour ago, ScienceGuy141 said:

I'm intending to join in once I'm back home from being on the road the middle of next week 👍

Cool. Looking forward to your rendition of whatever it is you pick

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This is one of the two stonefly patterns I tie. both are tied light colored yellow or light brown I carry a black and dark brown sharpie with me in my bag if I need to change the color on the top side. this pattern I started tying after helping TU & DEP restore stoneflies to a stream when released out of the bucket they tumbled and rolled into the current every time.

Hook- Mustad 37160 Thread brown

Tail- two turkey biots supported on a small dubbing ball   Body- bugskin  wrapped over dubbed (for profile) body   Wing cases- bugskin burned to shape supported on dubbing

Legs / antenna- turkey biots     Eye's / head- small bead chain wrapped in bugskin tied in the rear as a collar.

 

 

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20 minutes ago, cphubert said:

This is one of the two stonefly patterns I tie. both are tied light colored yellow or light brown I carry a black and dark brown sharpie with me in my bag if I need to change the color on the top side. this pattern I started tying after helping TU & DEP restore stoneflies to a stream when released out of the bucket they tumbled and rolled into the current every time.

Hook- Mustad 37160 Thread brown

Tail- two turkey biots supported on a small dubbing ball   Body- bugskin  wrapped over dubbed (for profile) body   Wing cases- bugskin burned to shape supported on dubbing

Legs / antenna- turkey biots     Eye's / head- small bead chain wrapped in bugskin tied in the rear as a collar.

 

 

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Tres nice

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2 hours ago, cphubert said:

This is one of the two stonefly patterns I tie

Looks like a live stonefly on the hook, very nice

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Thanks everyone for the comments. I used to knot the legs with a hopper tool, but it drives me buggy, and I don't think the fish care one way or the other.

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5 hours ago, cphubert said:

This is one of the two stonefly patterns I tie. both are tied light colored yellow or light brown I carry a black and dark brown sharpie with me in my bag if I need to change the color on the top side.

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For some reason I can’t reply to a quoted post. So here is my reply that was suppose to be in my response up one.

 

This is a seriously unique Stonefly. Great tie.  What’s not to like about a sharpie.

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I'm not game here.  Is this a challenge or is it a throw down of something that's in your arsenal?  Great fly no doubt.  That thing is the Sh-t.  I'm not worthy. Why play.  

If you can reply within minutes of a challenge did you tie the fly for this or are you throwing up a picture you have in your database?  Maybe not the best way to invite and welcome newbies or beginners.  Have fun gents.  This bystander is duly impressed.

I may be wrong but maybe we should look at the intent of the thread and then try to play along.  I don't have good people skills by the way and could have said this better I'm sure.  It really is a great fly.

 

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