Norm Woods Special (variation)

scottp

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A western U.S golden stonefly pattern. Struck by the multitude of wing colors while looking at some different takes on this fly; on this one, I tried to approximate the color mentioned by John Kreft in this article. The hackle color is all wrong; searching the Rit formulas for something more in a golden brown.

hook - TMC 5212 #8
thread - Uni 8/0 camel
rib - x-small wire gold
abdomen - dubbing goldish tan
body hackle - brown (undersize by 2)
wing - calftail dyed dark burnt orange (2 Tsp Rit Sunshine Orange, 1/4 Tsp Rit Tan, 1/4 Tsp Rit Purple/4 cups water)
thorax - Ice Dub golden brown
front hackle - brown

Regards,
Scott
 

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Norm Woods Special (variation) II







Getting closer to what I was looking for

hook - Dai Riki 280 #8
thread - Veevus 8/0 tan
rib - x-small wire gold
abdomen - Arizona Simi Seal holo gold
body hackle - dyed gold (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/4 Tsp Rit Camel/2 cups water) undersize by 2
wing - calftail dyed burnt orange (2 Tsp Rit Sunshine Orange, 1/4 Tsp Rit Tan, 1/4 Tsp Rit Purple/4 cups water)
thorax - Ice Dub golden brown
front hackle - dyed gold

Regards,
Scott
 

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Norm Woods Special (variation) III







This wing is closer to the traditional color

hook - Dai Riki 280 #8
thread - Veevus 8/0 tan
rib - x-small wire gold
abdomen - Arizona SimiSeal halo gold
body hackle - dyed gold (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/4 Tsp Rit Camel/2 cups water) undersize by 2
wing - tan calftail dyed NWS (1/4 Tsp Rit Petal Pink, 1/8 Tsp Rit Tan, 1/8 Tsp Rit Tangerine/2 cups water)
thorax - Ice Dub golden brown
front hackle - dyed gold

Regards,
Scott
 

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Muddled Norm Woods Special (variation)







Notional.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 woodduck
tail - turkey flat dyed gold (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/4 Tsp Rit Camel/2 cups water)
rib - x-small wire gold
abdomen - Arizona SimiSeal halo gold
body hackle - grizzly dyed gold
shoulder - sharptail grouse dyed gold
wing - tan calftail dyed NWS (1/4 Tsp Rit Petal Pink, 1/8 Tsp Rit Tan, 1/8 Tsp Rit Tangerine/2 cups water)
head/collar - pronghorn dyed gold

Regards,
Scott
 
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