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#11028679 - 08/08/15 09:49 AM Realistic Stonefly
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 616
Loc: Smithville, Texas
Been a while since I hit a realistic fly so here is the result. People often ask me why I tie these realistic patterns if I am not going to fish them, the answer is simple. I like the challenge and the intricate thread work helps to keep my fingers nimble for tying fishing flies. This stonefly took about 5 hours to tie so you also need a lot of patience
Hope you like
Mike

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#11028696 - 08/08/15 10:09 AM Re: Realistic Stonefly [Re: chefmike]
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 227
Loc: Lake Tawakoni
Museum quality. Just what do you do with them?
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#11028708 - 08/08/15 10:13 AM Re: Realistic Stonefly [Re: chefmike]
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
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I just keep them for shows etc for people to see and often take orders for them framed for homes and offices
Mike
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#11028951 - 08/08/15 12:51 PM Re: Realistic Stonefly [Re: chefmike]
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Loc: Sherman, TX
Well done! thumb
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#11029018 - 08/08/15 01:34 PM Re: Realistic Stonefly [Re: chefmike]
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2600
Loc: Brenham, TX
Awesome thumb

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#11030139 - 08/09/15 07:33 AM Re: Realistic Stonefly [Re: chefmike]
Linecaster Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1064
Loc: Richardson TX
Now that is artistry in fly tying. Thanks for sharing.
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#11030192 - 08/09/15 08:23 AM Re: Realistic Stonefly [Re: chefmike]
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Loc: Gainesville [Callisburg]

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#11030212 - 08/09/15 08:43 AM Re: Realistic Stonefly [Re: chefmike]
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 616
Loc: Smithville, Texas
Thanks guys for all the comments................
Mike
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John Gierach.

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#11032899 - 08/10/15 12:38 PM Re: Realistic Stonefly [Re: chefmike]
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Simply amazing!!
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