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Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot

Follow these 9 steps for a neutrally buoyant streamer that works for trout of all types.

Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot

Staton's Prostitot is a neutrally buoyant streamer that can be tied to match a variety of prey species. This recipes is for the brown trout version. 

Follow these 9 steps for a neutrally buoyant streamer that works for trout of all types. Click here for recipes of variations of Staton's Prostitot. 

Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot
1. Attach the tying thread and wrap a thread base back to the hook point. Attach a hank of yellow EP 3D Minnow Fibers three times as long as the shank. At the same tie-in point, attach a hank of Backcountry 3D EP Fibers.
Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot
2. Fold the Backcountry fibers up and back, capture them with two turns of thread, then fold the yellow fibers down and back, and capture them with more thread wraps to stack the fibers on the top and bottom of the hook shank.
Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot
3. Repeat the same steps again for a total of three pieces of EP Fibers on the top, and three pieces on the bottom, finishing behind the hook eye. (Then remove this hook from the vise.)
Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot
4. Put the front hook in the vise, lash down a solid thread base, and add a short section of 30-pound-test TyGer Leader. Loop the TyGer Leader through the eye of the rear hook and tie the tag end down on top of the shank of the front hook.
Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot
5. Begin the stacking process on the front hook, continuing the same tall and narrow body profile with one hank of yellow and another of Backcountry fibers.
Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot
6. Tie in a short hank of Super Gotcha Ice Fur to represent the pectoral fins of a juvenile brown trout. Use figure-eight wraps to position the material perpendicular to the hook shank.
Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot
7. Use a few tight thread wraps to sweep the pectoral fins down and back at a natural angle, and then trim the pectoral fins to size. Continue building the body by first stacking yellow EP Fibers on the bottom of the hook shank.
Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot
8. After the pectoral fins, you should be able to stack four more chunks of EP Fibers (two on the top and two on the bottom) and finish neatly behind the hook eye.
Fly Tying Staton's Prostitot
9. Use scissors to trim the fly into a sleek juvenile trout profile. Use Crystal Clear Liquid Fusion to lock the eyes in place, and add spots with red and black Puffy Paint. The word Prostitot is slang for a child who wears too much makeup, so apply paint liberally.

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