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nymphs / Stoneflies / tube nymphs / tubeflies / "Tombstone"

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Fly Type: Tube Fly,
Target Species: Steelhead,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Imitation: Stone Flies,
Material List:
Tube-40/40 Pro Flexi Tube
Thread-6/0 Black
Antenna/Tails-Medium Round Rubber
Under Body- Nymph Form covered with UNI Stretch
Abdomenn-Medium V-Rib
Legs-Medium Round Rubber
Wing Case-Mottled Nymph Skin

Tying Instructions: Mount the Tube on the Mandrell
Tie on the Rubber Hackle for the antenna/Tails
Mount the Nymph form on the tube and tie in
Tie in the Med. V-Rib at the rear of the tube just under the nymph form.
Cover abdomen with UNI Stretch
Wrap V-rib 10-12 times in touching turns
Tie in wing case and a pair of Rubber hackles for the legs(One each side)
Tie in Estaz for Thorax and take Two turns.
Fold over first wing pad and tie off.
Fold wing case back over itself tie down then tie in second peice of Estaz take Two wraps and tie down rubber legs so they are to the rear of the fly
Fold over second wing pad tie down and fold back out of the way
Now switch to dubbing and dub 1/2 of the remaining section of the tube then bring the Thin skin forward and tie off
Now dub over the last half of tube and thin skin to the antenna by working forward and back
Fold the thin skin back over the last section and tie of with about 10 whips.

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