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Barns Pool Stonefly
tied by Whiskey Creek
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Northwest US,
Imitation: Stone Flies,
Hook: Tiemco 5262, size 8 or 10
Bead: 1/8 th inch, black brass bead
Weight: .025 lead free wire, about 10 turns
Tail/eggsac: Black Zelon
Tail: black or brown goose biots (or turkey)
Rib: small red ultra wire
Flash back: 1 strand of saltwater flashabou, pearl color (or any pearl mylar tinsel)
Body: Black Quick Descent dubbing
Wingcase: Turkey tail, with flashback
Legs: Hen feather
Thorax: Peacock chenille (synthetic here, feel free to use real peacock)
Wingcase: 5 minute epoxy or Loon Knot Sense (UV cure), covered with Sally Hanson's Hard as Nails
Tying Instructions: Tie the Zelon in right after, and just behind, the lead-free wire. This helps keep a smooth underbody.
The Quick Descent dubbing is made of metal strands, I believe its aluminum. It winds pretty tight on your thread, and holds well.
After dubbing the body, bring the flashabou forward and tie down where the thorax/wing case begins. Wind the ribbing wire on, binding down the flash. Then fold the flash back towards the tail, so you can also use it to add flash over the wing case.
Instead of epoxy, I use Loon's Knot Sense, which cures with a UV light. This is much quicker, cleaner, and I get better results. After curing the Knot Sense, I apply an overcoat of Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails - to add some shine to the surface.
Presentation Tips: Dead drift
I created this fly specifically to fish the Barns Pools in Yellowstone national park. This fly is lead-free, meeting the park's regulations. Also, remember to pinch the barb before fishing (even better, before tying).
This fly has the density to reach the bottom on the swift portion of Barns Pool. I usually add a dropper, a smaller peacock soft hackle or other small nymph. The stonefly nymph has the density to get both flies to the bottom.
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