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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Here are the instructions on how to tie my Giant Vinyl Rib Stone. Forgive me for some of the pictures. Not the best of angles for some of them!!

Hook: Any heavy nymph hook
Thread: 6/0 Rusty or brown 
Tail: 2 Brown goose biots
Underbody: Nymph dubbing or antron to build up bulk. (Don't use your good dry fly dubbing!! Use scrap dubbing, or dubbing you have plenty of)
Body: Brown vinyl rib
Wingcase: 2mm brown foam
Legs: 6 brown goose biots
Thorax: Gray ostrich herl


 Start the thread and place a good base of thread down. Wrap back to the point where the thread is aligned with the hook barb.


 Before you tie in the biots, place a small ball of dubbing down right at the bend to separate the biots.


 Tie in some nymph dubbing or antron to give the body some added bulk. Then, wrap your thread back through the dubbing to hold it in place.


 Wrap the vinyl rib forward.


 Cut a V-notch at the top of the 2mm foam. Do this only on one side. You can buy sheets upon sheets of 2mm foam of all colors at any craftstore, such as Hobby Lobby. Cheap price, but excellent foam. $5 will buy you a whole stack of 11"x8" foam.


 Tie in each biot one at a time. (Adjust them until you like how they look). 6 legs in total.


 Tie in the foam wingcase and then your gray ostrich herl. on top of the thorax.


 The legs should look like they are protruding from the ostrich herl.


 Pinch each biot to create realistic legs.


  Whip finish



You're finished!!




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7 comments:

Scott Spencer said...

Awesome, Tyler!! Thank you so much for posting the pictures!! This really helps a newbie tyer like me really understand how to tie these things. :)

Scott

Brk Trt said...

Great looking fly.

Brk Trt

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Thanks guys

Lance Milks said...

Hey Tyler,

After your original post of this fly I admit I snagged the idea for a vinyl rib on my own stone pattern. Very easy and looks great. I took a budy up to the Mitchell the other day. Not another soul in sight. Fish where very spooky but It gave me a chance to stress presentation to him. I landed a little over a dozen and he caught his first ever fish on the fly which was a nice little brookie. He ended the day with three. I have to say that if a little rain allows me to get the Mitchell all to myself then bring in on.

Lance

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Vinyl rib is good stuff!! It's amazing how easy it is to make a realistic body on a fly with it.

Sounds like a great trip to the Mitchell. You have to admit, anytime you have the Mitchell River to yourself it's an added bonus!!

Tyler

Dan Short said...

Nice fly Tyler - a fish catcher for sure. I tie up a similar bug with the ribbing but with the use of rubber legs in place of the biots.

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Thanks Dan!

I mainly use rubber legs for these types of flies too. Rubber legs look much more realistic when in the water.

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