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Fluttering Stonefly (Jim Slattery, var.)

Here's what it's supposed to look like:

Fluttering Stonefly

(Photo link via flyfishingthesierra.com, courtesy Jim Slattery)

Here's what I've got so far:

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Hook: Eupheng TMC 300 #4, bent to shape 1/2 way down shank and at bend

Thread: Danville 6/0 hot orange

Tail & Back Underbody: Stacked late season deer hair, centered around shank and tied in lightly at tail

Back Hackle: Medium dun to hook point, palmered over back body

Back Body: Antron dubbing, cream

Wing: Non-stacked late season deer hair, centered around shank and tied in lightly at half-way mark to make wing

Front hackle: Medium dun 1 1/2 hook gap, palmered over front half of front body

Front Body: Antron dubbing, hot orange (here Hareline Dubbin)

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3 hours ago, chugbug27 said:

Fluttering Stonefly (Jim Slattery, var.)

Here's what it's supposed to look like:

 

(Photo link via flyfishingthesierra.com, courtesy Jim Slattery)

Here's what I've got so far:

 

Hook: Eupheng TMC 300 #4, bent to shape 1/2 way down shank and at bend

Thread: Danville 6/0 hot orange

Tail & Back Underbody: Stacked late season deer hair, centered around shank and tied in lightly at tail

Back Hackle: Medium dun to hook point, palmered over back body

Back Body: Antron dubbing, cream

Wing: Non-stacked late season deer hair, centered around shank and tied in lightly at half-way mark to make wing

Front hackle: Medium dun 1 1/2 hook gap, palmered over front half of front body

Front Body: Antron dubbing, hot orange (here Hareline Dubbin)

I like them both very much and must admit that the example with the fuller body appeals to me more. Are they not Stimulators?

At any rate, very nice job on yours.

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Thanks guys. 

1 hour ago, Mark Knapp said:

I like them both very much and must admit that the example with the fuller body appeals to me more. Are they not Stimulators?

I agree, and yes it's a Stimulator -- the first, before Slattery thought up the name. I was hunting around for a version or two to tie, and came across that photo here (scroll way down): 

https://flyfishingthesierra.com/stim.htm

I like it a lot better than the rest I've seen, and apparently Slattery chimed in with that website enough to provide the pic...

I also found some useful tying comments from Slattery on the sparse grey matter forum here: 

https://www.sparsegreymatter.com/viewtopic.php?t=5853

 

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12 hours ago, Capt Bob LeMay said:

Fish any one of those minnow patterns in my area - and you'll wonder why you spent so much time tying it... The fish are that hungry when you find them in a group... and small snook in particular are hard on flies... 

Oh totally.  I sell flies so I’ve gotta make them look nice.  Most of the flies I tie for myself or fish myself look like Hellen Keller Tied them.  In fact almost all my flies in my box, are the ones that I messed up on when tying for a customer... haha! 

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Nice work, chugbug. I think I agree that a fuller body is more appealing but, man, you’ve done a great job all around, hackle especially. 

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i think the gray ghost is missing some items

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Gray-Ghost-2.jpg

 

reference - Carrie G Stevens Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout an Salmon Flies - Graydon R Hilyard

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8 hours ago, flytire said:

i think the gray ghost is missing some items

Gray-Ghost.jpg

Yes. Decent winging feathers, GP crest, silver pheasant body feathers, JC eyes, and any sense of proportion. :D Once I got the wings set I completely forgot to add the GP crest throat. Don’t have any silver pheasant nor JC eyes so couldn’t do those. This was more of a spur of the moment, “let’s see what I can do with what I’ve got” type things. I hope to improve. These streamers seem to be excellent for teaching thread control/discipline and proportion. 

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