Tying Instructions: Kaufmann's Golden Stone

1. Attach one piece of 0.030 leadfree wire long the side of the shank starting about 1-2 eyewidths behind the eye. The piece should be trimmed off directly above the crushed barb. Secure the wire piece with thread wraps and wrap back to behind the eye..
Step One
2. Secure a second piece of leadfree wire on the other side of the shank in the same manner as the first. By securing these wires separately, you will keep the pieces from drifting to the top or bottom of the shank. Wrap back up to behind the eye and apply Super Glue to the wraps around the leadfree wire.
Step Two
3. Wrap a third piece of wire around the shank about 8 times starting about midpoint of the shank and finishing about the 80% position. You don't want to get too close to the eye or you will have problems with dubbing and attaching the wingcases. Thee wingcases will be positioned above these wraps and secured to the shank in front.
Step Three
4. Select two Turkey Biots and attach just behind the eye on each side. The length of the biots should be about 1/2 the shank length. Secure the tag ends of the biots over the wrapped wire and secure with thread wraps. Wrap the thread back to the bend of the hook. Another application of Super Glue over the wraps won''t hurt.
Step Four
5. Apply a small ball of dubbing around the shank below the bend of the hook. This will be where the tails are to be positioned.
Step Five
6. Select two Goose Biots and secure to each side of the shank just in front of the balled dubbing. The biot tails should be equal to the gape of the hook. Wrap the thread up the shank to just behind the wrapped wire.
Step Six
7. Secure a piece of D-Rib or Vinyl ribbing along the top of the shank behind the wrapped wire. Secure the ribbing along the top of the shank to the tails.
Step Seven
8.Apply some dubbing to the thread and wrap 1-2 times behind the vinyl ribbing, then in front. Twist the dubbing so the it is fairly tight. The abdomen should have a thick taper.
Step Eight
9. Wrap dubbing forward until midway on the wire wraps, about the 70% location. Remember to make the body with a thick taper, keeping the dubbing tightly wound on the thread.
Step Nine
10. Wrap the ribbing forward with spirals that are about twice the thickness of the ribbing itself. Secure with thread wraps in front of the dubbed body over the wire wraps.
Step Ten
11. Apply some additional dubbing over the thorax region, hiding the thread wraps. Bring the thread back to the 60% position and apply additional dubbing in that area. The wingcase will be positioned so that this dubbing will be below it.
Step Eleven
12. Treat a turkey feather with fixative and trim out three wingcases, each slightly larger wider than the one before. Place a wingcase section on top of the thorax, fold down the wingcase along the sides, and secure the material with tight wraps behind the eye. Place a few wraps further up the section about midway with wraps not as tight to keep from splitting the material.
Step Seven
13. Apply some additional dubbing covering the thread wraps and building up the thorax.
Step Eight
14. Attach a second wingcase in front of the first one. Secure with tight wraps just behind the eye and place a few looser wraps midway on the wingcase section
Step Nine
15. Apply some more dubbing hiding the thread wraps and building the thorax.
Step Ten
16. Attach the last wingcase securely behind the eye. Applying a drop of Super Glue to the thread wraps will help.
Step Eleven
17. Finish with a dubbed head, hiding the thread wraps. Whip finish behind the eye, in front of the antennae..
Step Eleven

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