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How to tie the Stimulator Fly

How to tie the Stimulator Fly

Stimulator Fly Recipe:

Hook: TMC 2312 #6-16
Thread: Fire orange 70 denier
Tail: Yearling elk
Rib: Fine Copper Wire
Abdomen: Yellow Antron Dubbing
Abdomen Hackle: Brown Rooster Neck hackle
Wing: Yearling Elk
Thorax Hackle: Grizzly Rooster Neck Hackle
Thorax: Fire Orange Antron Dubbing

Stimulator Fly Tying Step-by-Step Video:

Stimulator Step by Steps:

Tying The Stimulator

Tying The Stimulator Step 1 of 13

Start the thread at the seventy percent point and wrap back to the bend. Build a small ball of thread at the bend of the hook.

Tying The Stimulator Step 2 of 13

Cut, clean and stack a small clump of elk hair and tie it in at the bend to form a tail that is about as long as the hook gap is wide.

Tying The Stimulator Step 3 of 13

Wrap forward over the butt ends of the hair to just past the midpoint and clip the excess hair butts. Tie in a piece of wire and wrap back over it to the bend.

Tying The Stimulator Step 4 of 13

Dub a tapered abdomen with the yellow dubbing.

Tying The Stimulator Step 5 of 13

Tie in a brown rooster hackle at the front of the body.

Tying The Stimulator Step 6 of 13

Palmer the brown feather back to the bend over the abdomen and catch the tip of the feather with the wire rib. Wind the wire forward to the front of the body and tie it off at the front of the hook. Clip the tip of the hackle feather at the back and the extra wire at the front.

Tying The Stimulator Step 7 of 13

Cut, clean and stack a larger clump of elk hair and measure it from the front of the body to the mid-point on the tail.

Tying The Stimulator Step 8 of 13

Tie the base of the elk hair in at the front of the body with several tight turns of thread. Clip the butt ends as close as possible to the hook shank.

Tying The Stimulator Step 9 of 13

Wrap over the butt ends of the wing to smooth the base out a bit.

Tying The Stimulator Step 10 of 13

Tie in a grizzly hackle at the base of the wing by its butt end.

Tying The Stimulator Step 11 of 13

Dub the thorax up to just short of the eye.

Tying The Stimulator Step 12 of 13

Palmer the grizzly feather forward over the thorax to the eye and tie it off. Clip the excess feather tip.

Tying The Stimulator Step 13 of 13

Build a smooth thread head, whip finish and clip the thread.

Finished Stimulator

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