Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tying the Satsop Stone

The Satsop Stone

The Upper East Fork of the Satsop River. 

                The Satsop Stone as included in my book "Tomorrow's Fish", was originally tied to match the Golden Stone hatch on the Satsop River in the early 90's. It has since has proven itself coast-to-coast wherever Golden Stones or October Caddis hatches are found. The pattern always lands on its feet, fishes well as an attractor and is an excellent surface fly with a dropper. 
(This is the original version)

Satsop Stone Recipe
Hook:  #8 2XL Dry Fly
Thread: Rusty Brown 6/0 Uni-thread
Tail:  Natural elk hair
Abdomen: Cinnamon Hareline dubbing
Rib:  Greenwell / Furnace Saddle hackle (clipped to black center)
Wing:  Natural elk hair
Thorax:  Cinnamon Hareline dubbing
Hackle:  Greenwell / Furnace (1x Larger)
Antennae:  Greenwell / Furnace hackle quills

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