Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Clark’s Lady Stone – Skwala stonefly.
Natural Golden Pheasant tippet colored with olive marker.
Golden Pheasant tippet dyed purple.
Golden Pheasant tippet dyed hot orange.
2XL or 3XL dry fly hook, #8 – 10
Danville 6/0, olive
UV dyed Golden Pheasant tippet
Gold flat tinsel
Clark’s poly yarn – olive
Deer or elk hair
Dun saddle hackle
- Begin tying thread behind hook eye and wrapping back to bend of hook to create a thread base on the hook shank. Wrap thread forward about 1/4 inch where tail will be secured.
- Use the middle section of golden pheasant tippet with the filaments attached to the feather shaft. The back of the tail should extend about 1/4 inch beyond the bend of hook.
- Tie in gold flat tinsel at tail tie-in point and continue wrapping thread forward to a position 1/3 back from eye. For durability, apply a small amount of Zap-a-Gap to the thread.
- Wrap tinsel forward with slightly overlapped wraps and secure with thread. Trim tinsel tag-end.
- Tie in combed poly yarn fibers 1/4 inch behind eye of hook. Yarn fibers should extend to black tip of golden pheasant tail material. The orange tippet with black tip will be visible to the fish. Trim tag end and form gentle taper with thread.
- Select a bundle of deer hair and remove underfur. Place the deer hair wing over poly yarn with natural curvature positioned downward. Deer hair tips should extend 1/4 inch beyond poly yarn. Use light thread tension on first few wraps to prevent flaring the wing. Trim butts and use thread to form taper and base for hackle.
- Tie in saddle hackle using 5 wraps in front of wing.
- Cut notch in bottom of hackle to give the fly a lower profile.
Lee designed the original Clark’s Stone 40 years ago. His new Lady Stone fly pattern was created in 2015.