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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bullet Head - Stonefly Edition

Add some ammo to your big dry fly box




Several years ago I was tying at an expo when I was challenged to tie a fly out of Rainy's Tube Bodiz stonefly bodies.  I put it on a hook and added a pretty pronounced bullet head to create what is now the Petite Sirloin Stonefly.  More importantly, that was about the time when I decided to challenge myself to tie better bullethead flies.  At first I'd tie them just to have a really cool fly tied out of mostly natural materials, and I didn't love to fish them because the head would explode at the sight of a trout tooth.  Truth be told, those cool looking natural flies were very fishy, attracted wary trout, and it turned out that I could make the head last quite a bit longer with the proper glue.  It's really not a hard pattern to tie once you practice it a little bit.
Bullet eating trout

This particular bullet head pattern can be fished as a golden stone or a tannish yellow hopper.  On a recent fishing trip I fished it as a hopper and got plenty of attention from hopper seeking Rainbow Trout.


~ Cheech

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Recipes:

Golden Stone / Hopper
Hook: Daiichi 1280 #6-10 (BUY HERE)
Thread 1: MFC Premium Thread - 8/0 lt. brown (BUY HERE)
Thread 2: Veevus GSP - White 150 denier (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Turkey Biot - Tannish yellow (BUY HERE)
Dubbing: Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Hare's Foot Dubbing - Golden stone (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Whiting - Dark barred ginger (BUY HERE)
Under-Wing 1: Nature's Spirit CDC - Amber (BUY HERE)
Under-Wing 2: Nature's Spirit Stimulator Deer Hair - Gold (BUY HERE)
Bullet Head: Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk - Natural (BUY HERE)
Legs: Grizzly Rubber Legs - Yellow (BUY HERE)
Indicator Post: Para Post Wing - White (BUY HERE)

Salmonfly
Hook: Daiichi 2461 #2-1 (BUY HERE)
Thread 1: MFC Premium Thread - 8/0 Dark Brown (BUY HERE)
Thread 2: Veevus GSP - Black 150 denier (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Turkey Biot - Black (BUY HERE)
Dubbing: Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Hare's Foot Dubbing - Rusty Orange (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Whiting - Coachman brown (BUY HERE)
Under-Wing 1: Nature's Spirit CDC - Dark slate dun  (BUY HERE)
Under-Wing 2: Nature's Spirit Stimulator Deer Hair - Brown (BUY HERE)
Bullet Head: Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk - Black (BUY HERE)
Legs: Grizzly Rubber Legs - Orange (BUY HERE)
Indicator Post: Para Post Wing - White (BUY HERE)

Skwala
Hook: Daiichi 1280 #6-10 (BUY HERE)
Thread 1: MFC Premium Thread - 8/0 Olive (BUY HERE)
Thread 2: Veevus GSP - White 150 denier (BUY HERE)
Tail: Nature's Spirit Turkey Biot - Olive (BUY HERE)
Dubbing: Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Hare's Foot Dubbing - Olive (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Whiting - Grizzly (BUY HERE)
Under-Wing 1: Nature's Spirit CDC - Dark slate dun (BUY HERE)
Under-Wing 2: Nature's Spirit Stimulator Deer Hair - Olive (BUY HERE)
Bullet Head: Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk - Olive (BUY HERE)
Legs: Grizzly Rubber Legs - Olive (BUY HERE)
Indicator Post: Para Post Wing - White (BUY HERE)


Tools etc. used:
Dr. Slick Razor Scissors
Peak Hex Hair Stacker
Hard as Hull head cement


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