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 Post subject: Re: Arti-Stone Variant
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:26 pm 
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great tying skills there guys! I'll take 4 of each please!

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 Post subject: Re: Arti-Stone Variant
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Looks good. One thing you may want to try is using hackle for the wing buds. They will tie down a lot easyer and you can get some great coloring by using different hackle and will split a lot less. I assume you used turkey tail. I have a stone fly nymph in the pattern section that will give you an idea of what I'm talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: Arti-Stone Variant
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:46 pm 
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great looking fly. I'll post up a couple ideas I've been working on since the stonefly contest when I get home tonight too.


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 Post subject: Re: Arti-Stone Variant
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:10 pm 
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Gary and PeeWee super job


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 Post subject: Re: Arti-Stone Variant
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:12 pm 
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A couple more ideas that came from the weekly contest. I definitely get inspired seeing everyone's take each week.

I took the advice and bought some mini rubber legs and tied up some small winter stones. I also liked Peewee's flashback material on his pheasant tail in an earlier contest, so I got some of that and used it on this fly. It's hard to see in the pic but it gives a nice effect. I tied about a dozen of these and plan to give them a workout on the brookies this winter.

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I also liked Knox's use of foam wing cases on his stonefly so I tried that on some bigger patterns. I like the effect and the foam is easy to work with.

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 Post subject: Re: Arti-Stone Variant
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:24 pm 
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very nice bugs .A golden colored pattern would be killer in late summer.I fish a bug called the hoover in the winter ...down and dirty in the deep runs.

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 Post subject: Re: Arti-Stone Variant
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:06 pm 
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Dshort and Peewee, those are some nice bugs, that smaller leg made a big difference.
Should be fish getters.
I have been working on Arti-stone version 2, tried some of the hackle for the wings that Plumbob suggested and working on proportions so it doesn't look like a wasp. Will throw up a photo when I get it finished.
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 Post subject: Re: Arti-Stone Variant
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:23 am 
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Well let me wedge my turkey stone in here since everyone is posting pics of their stones. I just cannot resist the urge, sorry.
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 Post subject: Re: Arti-Stone Variant
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:41 am 
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wk, that fly is downright awesome. Definitely one of the most realistic stones I've ever seen.


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 Post subject: Re: Arti-Stone Variant
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:29 pm 
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Here is revision #2 of the woven arti-stone. Time will tell if the number of fish that it will catch will be worth the time it takes to make one.

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Plumbob was right about using the hackle for wings, much easier to work with.
Glad you put your stone up here Windknotter, they gave us all some good ideas.
I am still looking for an easy way to knot the biots.

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