MCM Foam Stone SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Got the idea for this Rogue variation from a pic over on Westfly; thanks Chad. Lots of steps here but, again, pretty simple to tie and although I love bulletheads, this should be a bit more durable; change colors to suit your needs.

    hook - Dai Riki 280 #8
    thread - UTC 140 tan
    body - 2mm foam
    rear feelers - rubber medium tan barred
    underwing - landscape fabric
    wing - elk hair
    thorax - Ice Dub golden brown
    front legs - rubber medium tan barred
    indicator - 2mm foam


    Insert needle in vise

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    fold a strip of foam (hook gap width), push it onto needle

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    start tying thread on needle

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    fold foam over needle, adjust to where you want the first segment

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    wrap thread around foam, pull slowly but firmly so you don't cut the foam and add a couple more wraps

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    trim butt at an angle

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    tie in feelers, "split the uprights", and create second segment

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    repeat twice, then tie off; slide off the needle and SHHAN the wraps

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    insert hook in vise; poke a hole in the foam and push onto eye of hook (trim the bottom portion but keep the top long)

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    start thread on hook and wrap back to 50 % mark (not sure if I like the thorax this big; may shorten it up a bit)

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    tie in 2mm x 2mm binder strip and apply Super Glue; optional, but it really helps anchor the foam body on the hook

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    tie down body and wrap forward to hook eye

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    prepare underwing (hook gap width) and tie in; extend back to butt of fly

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    clean & stack a clump of elk hair and tie in

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    dub thread/dub thorax; finish at the eye

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    fold foam over, extending past eye and tie down

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    return thread to back of thorax and tie down foam

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    tie in legs

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    trim foam and taper end

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    tie in indicator, whip finish, SHHAN

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    taper head

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    and you're done

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    Regards,
    Scott
  2. Thom Collins Active Member

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    Love this fly! When you tie in the feelers is it a single piece with both sides tied at the same time? My guess is that they are not tied onto the needle?
  3. ScottP Active Member

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    thanks; single piece of rubber just laid in, folded back and tied

    Regards,
    Scott
  4. GAT Active Member

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    That one looks like a dandy for The D. But it would probably work better during the Giant Stonefly hatch tied with an orange colored body. During the Golden Stonefly hatch, it will work as-is and a good choice for The Met. I'm sold on foam for large dry flies so they don't sink.
  5. ScottP Active Member

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    salmonfly

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    both produced and were definitely more durable than the bulletheads

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    Regards,
    Scott
  6. Rod Wittner Active Member

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    West Richland, WA
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    Awesome stuff, Scott. Thanks.