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    Default New Black Stone Pattern

    Hey guys,

    I just wanted to post a new fly that I had some recent success with fishing the streams of West Virginia. This is my version of a Black Stone nymph. It's essentially a mixture of a prince, copper john, and pheasant tail nymphs. I start with a tungsten bead and 8 wraps of lead wire. The tail and wing case consists of black goose biots. The abdomen is black ultra wire. Peacock hearl is used to form the thorax, and black pheasant tail fibers for the legs.

    I prefer to fish it under an indicator. It's a heavy nymph, which works well to get the fly deep in fast water.

    Thanks! I hope you all enjoy!


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    Excellent looking fly!
    Did you use clear scud shellback over the herl?
    What size hook is that?

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    Thanks! I used clear scud backing, and the hook is a size 16.

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    Wicked nice! It's likely I will copy it; thanks.

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    Grousegunner-

    That is a great looking fly. I'm going to print this out, and use it as a recipe for tying some nymph patterns.

    Thanks

    Bill

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    I just want to add that the hook is a double heavy, 2XL. You might have trouble getting the proportions to come out right if you try to tie this on a standard length nymph hook.

    Thanks again!

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    Great looking fly Grousegunner!
    Jason

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    I like it, these wire body flies sink like a rock. They also track well, and are easy to minulipate during the drift. I might change the scud back up with some flashy type material, like a piece of salt water flashaboo
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyman View Post
    I might change the scud back up with some flashy type material, like a piece of salt water flashaboo
    Flyman-

    I use saltwater flashabou, about 1/8" wide or slightly wider at 3/16" also. It has that shiny flash to it that I like. And it usually easier to find and tie than scud backs.

    Bill

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    Thumbs up Nice Fly!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grousegunner View Post
    Hey guys,

    I just wanted to post a new fly that I had some recent success with fishing the streams of West Virginia. This is my version of a Black Stone nymph.
    Very nice fly! Good variation and thanks for sharing!
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