Golden Stonefly Nymph
|Tails||2 goose biots|
|Body||gold yarn, larva lace, & ostrich plume|
|Hackle||grizzly died golden|
Wrap thread onto the hook shank etc. Tie in the two biots by spreading them out into an X pattern. First make two loose wraps at the intersection of the X, then follow up with 3 to 5 tight wraps. The tail's position and length can be adjusted after the first two loose wraps.
Attach yarn and larva lace at hook bend. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Advance thread to start of thorax and tie in the hackle by its stem and tie in the ostrich plume. Secure with 5 tight wraps.
Wind yarn on abdomen and rib with the larva lace. Secure with 5 tight wraps.
Wind yarn on thorax with very close wraps. This will beef-up the thorax. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Cut off excess. Wind on ostrich plume and secure with 5 tight wraps. Wind on hackle and secure with 5 tight wraps. Cut off excesses.
Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.
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