Sunday, 25 August 2013

Foam EA Stonefly X

Foam Extended Abdomen Stonefly X

Picture of Stonefly from the website

Material List:

2mm Close Cell foam
Barred rubber legs
Goose biot
Pheasant Tail fibers
Polypropylene Floating Yarn
Daiichi 1167 Klinkhamer Hook size 8 and 10

Step by step tying instructions:

Prepare a sewing needle.. wind in some thread

Cut 2 pcs of 2mm close cell foam about 6mm width, tie in at the end

Tie in 2 pcs of goose biot

Pull over the foam, wind in the 1st segment

Now fold over the biot, tie down at the segment... this will be the tail

Wind in a few more segment, at the last segment, tie down tight..

Remove the abdomen portion, tie down to the hook, then prepare a thread base on the hook shank

Tie down the bottom layer foam to the hook

Tie down the barred rubber legs, the legs should be same length with the abdomen

Dub in some dubbing, so the dubbing will push the legs toward the back

Tie down the foam

Cut the foam to 3 section... keep the middle section slightly bigger

Tie in 2 portion of floating yarn

Tie down the yarn, trim the extra. Tie in another foam about 4mm width

Tie in the rubber legs

Dub in some dubbing to split the legs

Trim the legs, and fold over the center foam, tie down

fold over the side foam and tie down, trim the foam
( The reason I have the yard split to 2 portion is you can have the option of a spent wing or close wing Stonefly when fishing )

Use a needle to bring 2 Pheasant tail fiber thru the foam to create the antenna

Fold over the foam, tie down to create the head

Drop a small drop of Gel Glue, tie down the foam as thorax... trim the foam

Drop some Loon hard head as eye... and the Stonefly X is ready to fly

Top View 

Side View

Bottom View

Have fun and tight lines...

Here is the Version 2.0 which is  quicker tie and with a hi vis tag for fishing...


  1. Amazing fly, as always.
    each time i see one of your new creation, i'm looking forward for the next, because each new fly is a beauty,
    thanks for sharing,

  2. Thank you very much for the support... :)