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Old 02-24-2011, 12:12 PM
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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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Old 02-24-2011, 12:30 PM
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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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Old 02-24-2011, 12:41 PM
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Thanks! I used clear scud backing, and the hook is a size 16.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:50 PM
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Wicked nice! It's likely I will copy it; thanks.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:09 PM
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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

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:54 PM
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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.

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Great looking fly Grousegunner!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:36 PM
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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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I might change the scud back up with some flashy type material, like a piece of salt water flashaboo
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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.

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Old 02-25-2011, 09:56 AM
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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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