We featured many golden stones on the blog before, and even a few of carl’s( see video here). Here is another I must add to the fly box for this year. I’m planning not only to hit some of the creek with this, but to also present this fly to some pet trout on the Ganaraska river in Ontario. Wish me luck.
Carl has some truly great patterns in his boxes. This is a bit of a complex nymph, including a bit of artwork on the body and a spun dubbing thorax. Nothing out of reach though, and I love the resulting profile of the nymph. Nice slender body and a thorax with a leggy look to it.
Here is a nice little Biot Emerger from Carl Pennington at http://cpsflyfishingandflytying.blogspot.com. Carl is pretty adept at tying some intricate small flies, and so it’s cool to get a glimpse of the skill in action. I must admit, I’ve tried a number of biot flies in the past without much luck getting past the wrapping of the biot. Perhaps it’s time to take another stab with my new found instruction.
Thread: 8/0 grey
Tail: Amber Z-lon
Abdomen: Olive/brown goose biot
Wingcase: Mirage Opal tinsel
Wingcase: Grey flourofibre
Thorax: Muskrat dubbing
Legs: Grey flouro fibre from the wing case