The Wired Stone is a heavy stone fly pattern that's not all that difficult to tie. It is a decent pattern when you need to get a fly down deep quickly. I tied a few of these tonight for the first time in size 8. I crowded the bead a bit but it will fish nicely. The next dozen will be better.
The recipe is as follows.
Hook: Streamer hook
Bead: to match hook size
Thread: 6/0 to match the pattern.
Tail: Goose biots
Abdomen: Wire in one or two shades.
Shell back: Bugskin
Dubbing: to match fly
Legs: Goose biots
I forgot to add that you weight it with lead wire under the thorax.
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