Stinky Pinky Stone - Step By Step

If there is one hopper/stonefly pattern I have turned to in the last two years it is definitely this fly. I have been tweaking this fly for several seasons and finally have it where I want it. Its my number 1 brook trout fly and usually the one fly I turn to in a hopper/dropper setup. In fact, this year I have managed to land two of the biggest trout of my career and both of them were on this pattern. It doesn't fish well all of the time but when the fish have it in their mind to eat big dries I will certainly turn to this the majority of the time. I broke down the step by step in more detail than usual to make the tie more friendly.

NOTE: this pattern is a Get Em Wet original, please give credit where credit is due. This fly is submitted for contracts and will be available at the Hungry Trout fly shop this season.

Hook: Orvis 1523-00 #8
Thread: Veevus 12/0 White
Overbody: Black 2mm Foam
Underbody: Green 2mm Foam
Rib: .005 Monofilament (6X Tippet)
Abdomen: SLF Prism Dubbing - Brown Olive
Underwing: Pearlescent Krinkle Mirror Flash
Wing: Grey No-Fray Wing Material
Thorax: Grizzly Hackle
Indicator: Pink/Blue Multicolor Foam or One Strip Each Pink/Blue
Legs: MFC Speckled Sexi Legs - White

Step 1

Start the pattern like any other by wrapping some thread around the hook starting at the front.

Step 2

Cut a strip of both green and black 2mm foam as wide as half of the hook gap. Cut a triangular tip into each one.

Step 3

Take the black piece of foam and tie it in using the triangular cut. Tie it in right at the bend.

Step 4

Repeat Step 3 using the green piece of foam. Tie it in directly on top of the black piece.

Step 5

Tie in the piece of monofilament and secure it down the entire length of the hook shank starting at the eye and ending right where the foam is tied in.

Step 6

Create a dubbing loop and insert the Prism dubbing into the loop.

Step 7

Twist the loop until its tight and than pick the stray dubbing fibers away with your fingers so that you have a nice uniform dubbing rope.

Step 8

Wrap the dubbing rope forward leaving enough room to finish the fly. The same space as about 3/4 of the the hook gap.

Step 9

brush the dubbing fibers away to the side with your fingers or a dubbing brush and fold the green foam over the top. Tie it down securely right where the dubbing ends. Trim off the excess.

Step 10

Bring the monofilament forward in even tight wraps to create segmentation in the green foam and secure it tightly so that it won't slip out.

Step 11

Fold the black foam over the top of the green foam and tie it off in the same spot as the green foam we just tied off.

Step 12

Bring your thread wraps forward neatly and tightly almost to the eye of the hook all the while securing the black foam directly on top of the hook.

Step 13

Fold the black foam that we brought forward, backward. This creates a small "bubble" head. Tie it off in the gap between the body and the head and trim off the excess with a blade.

Step 14

This step is optional. You can tie in the legs now or you can wait until you've finished the wing. For this demonstration we will wait.

Step 15

Grab 5-10 strands of Krinkle Mirror Flash and tie them in at the forward portion of the body. Trim off the excess but not too close so that it slips out.

Step 16

Directly on top of the flash tie in a piece of no-fray wing material the same width as the body. I like to tie down a small bunch of material in the gap to make sure its secure.

Step 17

From the top it will look like this after you've trimmed all the excess off.

Step 18

This is where you will want to tie in the legs if you haven't done it already. Make sure when you tie them down you do it tightly so they don't rotate around during the remainder of the tie.

Step 19

Take a thin piece of multicolor foam and tie it in at an angle with a few figure eight wraps so that it looks like the picture above.

Step 20

Take a second piece of the multicolor foam and tie it in at the opposite angle so that the two pieces form an X in the gap between the body and the head.

Step 21

This is what the indicator piece looks like from the top when finished.

Step 22

Tie in an appropriately sized grizzly hackle and make sure its secure. If the stem is light color hit it with a sharpie so that color doesn't show through the hackle wraps.

Step 23

Wrap the hackle forward making sure the wraps are tight together. I bring them right through the indicator foam to right behind the foam head we built. Trim off the excess hackle and whip finish the fly. Add glue if desired but be cautious not to get any in the hackle.

NOTE: this pattern is a Get Em Wet original, please give credit where credit is due. This fly is submitted for contracts and will be available at the Hungry Trout fly shop this season.

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