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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

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The Masked Avenger tied by Rich Strolis

Season 2 Episode 2 of Fly Shop of the Bighorns video series is now online and features author and pro tyer Rich Strolis tying his Masked Avenger articulated streamer pattern. The Masked Avenger is tied in 3 sections giving the pattern two points of articulation and the potential for an insane amount of movement in the water. The video isn’t typical of the how to videos you might be used to seeing, but if you have some intermediate knowledge of fly tying, it should be easy to follow, but there ae a couple spots, like the reverse tied arctic fox collar(s) that might trip you up. Practice the fly a few times and you’ll be a pro in no time.

If you haven’t already checked out Rich’s new book, Catching Shadows, I highly recomed doing so and discovering 20 killer patterns for the rivers this season.

Masked Avenger Fly Pattern Recipe

Rear Hook: Gamakatsu SP11-3L3H or Partridge Universal Predator Size 1
Thread: Veevus 140 Power Thread
Flash: Cascade Crest Krinkle Flash
Tail: Marabou
Body: Cascade Crest Mirror Wrap
Wing: Reverse Tied Arctic Fox Tail

Shank: Flymen Fishing Articulated Shank or Partridge Predator Shank Size 20mm
Body: Cascade Crest Mirror Wrap
Wing: Reverse tied Arctic fox tail
Connection: 19 Strand Beadalon 1 lure bead

Front hook: Gamakatsu B10s size 1 or Partridge Attitude Extra size 2/0
Collar: Palmered Marabou
Body: Mirror Wrap
Throat: EP 1.5″ foxy brush color red
Wing: Reverse Tied Arctic Fox tail
Front Collar: EP 3″ Foxy Brush Color Black
Top: Speckled Flashabou
Head: Fish Skull Fish Mask size 6
Eyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes size 6

You can follow Zach Andres on vimeo and catch up on the first season of the show. You can also check out Rich’s latest fly tying videos on his Vimeo channel as well.

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