Fly Tying Tips: The Rowley Stone

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Welcome to another day of fly tying tips from all of us here at TMTB.

Today we’re looking at one of my new favorite flies – the Rowley Stone.

This thing plain catches fish. It’s a simple, easy-to-tie pattern that works wonders.

Gilbert Rowley, who’s a local Utah filmmaker and responsible for the “Wide Open” and “Jungle’s Edge” IF4 films (in addition to Modern Nymphing) came up with this pattern. While he uses turkey biot for the legs, you can substitute rubber silly legs as well. That’s how I’ve tied most of mine, and they work spectacularly well.

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Spencer Durrant is the managing editor of The Modern Trout Bum. He’s also a regular outdoors, fly fishing, and sports columnist for local and national publications. Connect with him on Twitter/Instagram, @Spencer_Durrant.