This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Patient Angler Stone TBT.
I found this old article from the Bend Bulletin in a box of donated fly tying materials describing the Patient Angler Stone.
The Patient Angler is a local Bend, OR fly shop. The fly in the article was tied and described by John Harken, who was the previous owner.
This fly is fairly easy to tie and has the right profile, along with the black and orange colors found on the real Salmonfly.
I tied this size 6 Patient Angler Stone today to imitate a Salmonfly, but wished I had it on the Lower Deschutes yesterday on our fishing trip. I’ll save it for the next one.