Fly Tying The 20 Incher Stone
January 19, 2016
Hook: TMC 200R #4-12
Bead: (Optional) Brass or Tungsten, sized to hook
Weight: Lead wire, sized to hook, sunk into back of bead
Thread: 70 Denier, Black
Tails: Brown Goose Biots
Rib: Tan Rayon Floss
Underbody: Any Dark Colored Dubbing
Abdomen: Peacock Herl
Wingcase: Turkey Tail Quill Slip
Legs: Hungarian Partridge
Thorax: Natural Hares Mask Dubbing
Tying The 20 Incher Step 1 of 15
Place the bead on the hook and push it up to the eye. Make about a dozen turns of lead wire around the shank. Break off the ends of the lead and push the wraps up into the back of the bead. Start the thread at the back of the lead wrap and make a thread base back to the bend.
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Tie in two goose biots at the bend of the hook so they are opposed.
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Wrap forward over the butt ends of the biots to the back of the lead wraps.
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Dub a tapered underbody from the bend to about the 80 percent point.
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Tie in a strand of tan floss and wrap back over it to the bend.
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Tie in a half dozen peacock herls by their tips and wrap back over them to the bend.
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Wrap the peacock forward forming a thick abdomen. Tie off the peacock at the 80 percent point and clip.
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Spiral wrap the floss forward over the abdomen and tie if off at the front. Clip the excess.
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Tie in a turkey tail slip on top of the abdomen at the seventy percent point with the inside of the feather facing up.
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Prepare a partridge body feather by stripping the base and preening the fibers back from the tip as shown.
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Tie in the partridge body feather by its tip with the inside of the feather facing up right on top of the turkey slip.
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Dub the front of the hook to form a full thorax right up to the back of the bead.
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Pull the partridge feather forward over the top of the dubbed thorax and tie it down behind the bead.
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Pull the turkey slip forward over the top of both the partridge feather and the thorax and tie it down behind the bead as well. Clip the butt ends of the partridge and the turkey.
Tying The 20 Incher Step 15 of 15
Dub a small collar behind the bead to hide the wingcase stubs and whip finish.
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