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Tung Runt Stone

Tungsten Runt Stone Fly Tying Video Instructions

The Tung Runt Stone is a Tungsten Version of the original Runt Stone.  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 #12-14, I like to keep them small.  You will love this pattern.  Very effective and easy to tie!  It is one of my favorites!!!

Runt Stone Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #10-16 Daiichi 1550 or 1530
Bead: Black 3/32″ Tungsten Bead
Thread: Black Veevus 14/0
Tail: Purple Lifeflex
Body: Black Micro Velvet Chenille
Legs: Purple Lifeflex