Tying Instructions: Poxyback Stonefly Nymph, Golden Stone

1. Attach hook to vise and attach two strands of .020 lead wire on each side of the shank. Mash the wire ends into the shank and secure with thread wraps
Step One
2. Attach a third strand directly on top of the shank and wrap to just past the midpoint of the shank. Mash the wraps flat into a planar shape
Step Two
3. Secure the lead wraps with thread and bring the thread down to the tail tie-in position directly above the hook barb. Apply head cement to the lead wraps to help secure.
Step Three
4. Attach a piece of yellow thread monocord for ribbing and a piece of pumpkin/black flake Sili legs for the tail. Bring the thread tightly to the base of the tail to get the proper angle.
Step Four
5. Attach a 1/8" wide turkey segment by the tip at the tail tie-in location.
Step Five
6. Attach a clump of dubbing to the tail-in position. Wrap this clump around the thread maintaining an even yet tapered abdomen with increasing thickness.
Step Six
7. Dub a tapered heavy body to the 3/4 position of the hook shank. You can add additional dubbing to the thread and interlock it with the previous dubbing by twisting the material around the thread. This twisting will create a segmented appearance.
Step Seven
8. Dub the abdomen to just past the 3/4 position of the hook shank.
Step Eight
9. Tease out fibers with a piece of velcro. Work both the top and bottom of the dubbed abdomen pulling the fibers out in a planar shape.
Step Nine
10. Bring the turkey segment over the abdomen and secure at the 3/4 position and trim the teased fibers into a wedge shape, narrowest at the tail.
Step Ten
11. Wrap the ribbing with evenly spaced wraps to the 3/4 position and secure with thread wraps.
Step Eleven
12. Attach the bead eyes about one eyelength behind the hook eye with figure eight wraps.
Step Twelve
13. Attach a partridge feather by the tip behind the eye. Sweep the fibers back.
Step Thirteen
14. Pull the tip until the fibers reach the desired length just past the midpoint of the shank.
Step Fourteen
15. Attach a second partridge feather on the other side of the shank and do the same thing.
Step Fifteen
16. Attach the antennae in front of the bead eyes.
Step Sixteen
17. Apply some more dubbing and secure behind the bead eyes. Dub a heavy thorax. Bring the dubbing over the bead eyes and secure with thread wraps just behind the hook eye. Whip finish and trim. Epoxy the wingcase.
Step Seventeen

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