Step-by-Step Photo Instructions on How to Tie "D-Rib Golden Stone" Fly

Materials
Hook: 2xl nymph hook - Sizes 12 thru 16
Thread: Yellow 6/0 or 8/0
Markers: Sharpie Marigold and Sharpie Brown
Weight: Flat lead tape
Tail: Gold Goose biots
Abdomen: Light Golden Stone "D" rib - Size 12 and above use medium; for size 14 and smaller use small
Wingcase: Rainy's Stretch flex Golden stone Color - Size 12 and above 5/32" width, Size 14 and smaller 1/8" width
Thorax: Tannish yellow mixed with a little UV Ice dubbing
Legs: Natural Partridge
Put hook in vise, cut a narrow strip of lead tape. Wrap lead tape around hook, double layer at thorax region of fly. Leave bare shank at the eye of the hook and at the point above the barb.
Put on a layer of yellow thread on lead tape. With a smooth jawed pair of needle noose pliers flatten out lead tape.
Tie in the gold goose biots, one on each side. Tail length should be around 1/2 shank length long. Trim the tails at the tie in point.
Tie in the "D" rib along the hook shank. Keep it on the side of the hook. Tie in "d" facing the hook shank. Build up a tapered body with the thread.
Using the markers color the top half of the abdomen. 1st color is marigold, color the whole top half of the abdomen. Then with the brown marker create a modeling effect on the top half of the abdomen.
Wrap the "d" rib forward. Help create the taper with the stretch of the "d" rib.
Tie in the wing case material. Bind down to the 1/2 way point of the hook shank. If you ran your abdomen far enough forward you should be tying down the wing case material on to the abdomen material.
Dub a small amount of dubbing. Dub to the mid point of the thorax.
Prepare a partridge feather by cutting out the "v". Install the legs one bunch on each side of dubbing ball. Tips should go just past the back of the dubbing.
Pull wing case material forward and bind down. Wrap forward just a little.
Pull the wing case back toward the back of the fly and bind down. Bind down just to the front of the dubbing ball.
Create another dubbing ball at the front of the thorax. Leave a little more room than usual at the eye of the hook. Then install another partridge feather for legs. On a size 16 "d" rib golden stone nymph I do not create the double wing case. One wing case and one set of legs.
Pull wing case material forward and tie off, cut excess material off. Bind down and whip finish the head of the fly. Fly almost done.
Notice the golden stone scud back is a little light in color. Take the Marigold marker and darken the scud back. Make sure you darken the thread head with marigold marker. Also take the brown marker and model the back of the wing case.
Finished fly from the top.
Finished fly from the bottom.

by Tim Romano

This week's fly, brought to us by Flyrecipes.com was created by Carl Pennington and is called the D-Rib Golden stone.

Carl says, "This nymph was designed for the South Platte River in Colorado. Mainly the Cheeseman Canyon section. The fly works great anywhere you find golden stone nymphs. I typically fish this nymph as a upper fly on a 2 fly nymph rig, or I will fish it as the middle fly on a 3 fly nymph rig. It can also be fished by dead drifting, bouncing along the bottom." You can find the fly tied commercially by Montana Fly Company, and in many quality fly shops.