Sitting at my fly tying bench one afternoon, I pondered about the effectiveness of articulated streamers and jointed tackle such as large jointed Rapalas that I once casted for big Northern Pike and Musky. From my experience, the action pronounced by the articulation is intriguing and does produce positive results. I wondered if any contemporary fly fishing specific flies or nymphs were constructed in a similar fashion. Well, Greg Senyo of Steelhead Alley Outfitters in Ohio has created The Wiggle Stone, which is essentially a stone fly pattern constructed of two hooks adjoined by monofilament. I had to tie some up...One major change that I did make to these flies was the addition of lead wraps under the thorax, which is not called for in Senyo's pattern.
|The Wiggle Stone / Peacock Ice Dub|
|The Wiggle Stone / Golden Stone Hare-Tron|
|The Wiggle Stone / Pink Shrimp Hare - Tron|