Twenty Incher Stone
- Hook: nymph, Daiichi 1560 #10
- Thread: 8/0 black or dark brown
- Bead: tungsten or brass, 5/32 (sized to hook)
- Weight: lead free .015 in the thorax area and sunk into back of bead.
- Tails: brown goose biot
- Rib: tan vinyl V-rib, D-rib or similar, small to medium
- Underbody: any dark dubbing, to build a tapered body foundation
- Abomen: 6 peacock herls
- Wingcase: dark brown turkey tail fibers, or substitute
- Legs: Hungarian partridge
- Thorax: natural hare's ear dubbing
This fly which has been a favorite of Joe's is one that is based upon a pattern that he picked up from an article by Charlie Craven in Fly Fisherman Magazine. He has altered it a bit from Charlie's recipe. Joe uses it as his lead fly when he fishes a tandem nymph rig on the West Branch of the Delaware or the Housatonic.