Tag Archives: Brian Wise

Fly Tying: Brian Wise’s Wiggle Stone by Flymen Fishing Company

Fly Tying: Brian Wise’s Wiggle Stone

Learn to tie this next-generation stonefly…

Being known as a pretty major streamer lover, I often get lumped into the crowd that only ties big, gnarly streamers. But I’m also a fly fishing guide, and not everyone enjoys throwing streamers on 8-weight rods with sinking line all day, so nymphing is a huge part of my guiding.

The Wiggle Stone is my standard when nymphing deep in a stream where stoneflies live. As with any Stonefly pattern, the most important question is “How quick does it get to the bottom” and with the Nymph-Head Evolution Stonefly tungsten beadhead, this pattern goes straight to the bottom and into the strike zone.

Fly Recipe
Hook: Kona Nymph Streamer 2XL (NS2), size #6 (http://bit.ly/2GJlBvr)
Antennae: Sili-Legs
Bead Head: Nymph-Head Evolution Stonefly tungsten beadhead, brown, size large (http://bit.ly/2zoYEos)
Underbody: .025 Lead Wire
Tail: Sili-Legs
Ribbing: Mono Thread
Case: U.V. Chewee Skin
Wax: Loon High Tack Swax
Body: Wiggle Dubbing (in a dubbing loop)

View on YouTube

Share

Tying the Shimmer Stone Nymph with Brian Wise

This Rich Strolis pattern is tied by Fly Fishing The Ozarks’ Brian Wise. It’s a nice break to see Brian finally tying a fly under 6 inches for a change. Speaking of changes, the channel has a slick new intro for the videos and seems to have adopted a looped soundtrack in favor of the dubstep we’ve seen in the past. This is the first nymph in the series, and we are hoping to see more patterns from Brian again after a bit of a hiatus. This is a great pattern, just sub in darker materials if you need dark stones rather than the golden version presented here.

Rich Strolis’ Shimmer Stone Nymph fly pattern recipe

Hook: Dai Riki 270
Bead: 5/32″
Antennae: LifeFlex
Underbody: Lead Wire .025
Tail: LifeFlex
Body/Wing Case: Flash Back
Body: D-Rib amber
Thorax: Hare’s Ear Plus – gold
Legs: Hen

Sources

Youtube Channel: flyfishingtheozarks
Website: flyfishingtheozarks.com

Share

Blend Your Own Dubbing with Hareline Dubbin’s Custom Dubbing Kit

You can put away the coffee grinders, compressed air and hair driers, Hareline Dubbin now has a kit for the ever adventurous fly tyer with their Custom Dubbing Kit. I’ve been blending my own dubbing for years simply by selecting a few strands of this and that and mixing by hand, but it is only good for a small batch, and hard to recreate. The Custom Dubbing Kit comes with a selection of dubbing, instructions, a carding brush and a carding plate (dubbing board). This is perfect for mixing up about a bags worth of blends at a time, and it allows you to create a consistent blend with materials distributed evenly throughout the dubbing. If you need more, I suggest investing in a carding drum and be sure to weight out the components and write them down so that they can be re-created down the road. Brian Wise has posted a short video about the kit and shares some ideas on what to blend and how to do it. Mix in a little ice dub with wool, make a custom blend of yellow, blue red and black for your favorite stonefly pattern or even add rubber legs (Shaggy Dub) into the mix. Save the underfur from your fox tails to blend into a killer dubbing.

You can check out Fly Fishing The Ozarks on you tube and be sure to subscribe for fly patterns and fly tying tips from Brain Wise.

Share