|Foam Extended Abdomen Stonefly X Version 2.0|
Tis is another variation of my Stonefly X pattern... simplified the steps and quicker tying for fishing, with a rounder abdomen, higher floatation... but overall the idea are similar...
The Stonefly X with floating yarn as wing
The Stonefly X 2.0 with additional foam at belly for extra floatation
The Stonefly X 2.0 with additional foam at belly for quick tying
The same technique, you can choose to have extra foam under belly or with our...your choice..!
2mm Close Cell foam
Barred rubber legs
Pheasant Tail fibers
Polypropylene Floating Yarn
Daiichi 1167 Klinkhamer Hook size 8 and 10
Step by step tying instructions:
Prepare a sewing needle.. wind in some thread, cut 2 pcs of foam...as per the shape in the photo
Tie in the foam... you will notice, this version.. I tie in extra foam compare to the older version
Wind in the thread to the foam ( the extra length of foam is to make a rounder body and add in extra floatation )
Choose a long and fine Goose biot...
Tie in 2 pcs of selected goose biot
Firmly pull over the foam, wind in the 1st segment
Now fold over the biot, tie down at the segment... this will be the tail
Wind in a few more segment, at the last segment, tie down tight..
Remove the abdomen portion, tie down to the hook, then prepare a thread base on the hook shank
Tie down the bottom layer foam to the hook
Fold the foam over the hook eye, tie in the rubber legs
Dub in some dubbing to split the legs
Tie down the foam
Tie in some floating yarn as inner wing
Fold over the bottom foam and tie down ( you can also choose not to tie this additional step, just cut away the extra bottom foam )
Tie in the foam wing....Use a needle to bring 2 Pheasant tail fiber thru the foam to create the antenna
Fold over the foam, tie down to create the head
Tie in a Hi Vis foam as tag... Trim the extra foam
Drop some Loon Hard Head as eye... you may even wind in some orange thread to make it as Salmonfly
Side view on a variation with-out the foam at belly... quicker tie version
Cheer... I hope everyone enjoy tying and fish with this....