Runt Stone Fly

Runt Stone Fly

The Runt Stone is a micro sized Rubberlegs, developed by James Spicer. This is one of those flies where you say, “why did I not think of that?” The Rubberlegs is a great pattern and still works great even unchanged. But super technical western tailwaters will always push change. Generally in the sizing down and simplification of already proven flies. This is one of those patterns that is a product of that change. Slimmed down and sized down, this is one deadly stonefly pattern!! Best tied in #14-16, I like to keep them small. You will love this pattern. Very effective and easy to tie! Don’t be afraid to try the black and purple variation. It is one of my favorites!!!

 

Runt Stone Fly Tying Recipe:

Hook: #12-16 Daiichi 1550 or Tiemco 3769

Thread: Olive Veevus 14/0

Tail: Ginger Lifeflex

Body: Olive Brown Micro Velvet Chenille

Legs: Ginger Lifeflex

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Steve is an avid outdoorsman who has been fortunate enough to publish two books on archery hunting. His first book, For the Love of the Hunt, was published in 2011. His second book, Wading Through the Darkness was published in 2015. Steve sits on numerous Pro Staffs throughout the archery industry. For almost a decade Steve helped build Huntonly.com but wanted the opportunity to build something bigger and better and launched Chasinwhitetails.com in December of 2014 as a way to share his love and passion for the outdoors. Today Chasin'Whitetails Media is growing. With the addition of the radio show in 2014 and a The Heartbeat TV show in 2015, who knows what will come his way next. When it comes to understanding the movement and logic of the urban whitetail and waterfowl, he is more than just a Ph.D. with a love of the outdoors. He is a self-proclaimed expert who loves to engage and teach others about the sport he loves so very much. Spending over 125 days a year in the big city woods and urban waterways chasing all types of game.

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