MP's Egg-Sucking Steeley Stone
MP's Egg-Sucking Steeley Stone, tied as a bead head.
I LOVE this stonefly pattern. It's a blast to tie
and although it looks complicated, it goes fast! I call this "MP's"
only because I've slightly altered the pattern from the original
egg-sucking stonefly, which was tied and sent to me by "Whatever"
as part of the TSS swaps. I must fully credit "Whatever"
with acquainting me with this pattern!
This pattern varies from the original I received
in that I've gone back to a straight shank hook with downturned
eye (the original is on a 3X long curved shank, straight eye). I
have also removed the ribbing although this leaves the peacock herl
body somewhat less structurally sound. I've also tied this pattern
up as a bead head and am looking foward to this as one of my main
goto patterns this spring.
Hook - Nymph, size 12
Tail - 2 Black Goose or Turkey Biots
Body - Peacock Herl
Thorax - any kind of chenille or dubbing you can think of
Wing - 2 Black Goos or Turkey Biots
Hackle - black
Thread - Black
MP's Egg-Sucking Steeley Stone (from left to right, top row first)
Chartruese Chenille (the original coloration)
Purple Pearl Chenille (fine diameter)
Flame Glo Bug Yarn
Green Pearl Chenille (regular diameter)