Bass & panfish boxes will be taken care of over the Christmas Holiday work shutdown.
Since I have a 4 days off from designing submarines, I thought I would take out a few fly boxes and inspect them for rusted flies, flies coming apart from trout teeth etc and just do some basic resorting of the dry boxes.
Hook: #6 3X to #12 2X long hook (#8 3X long is
Thread: Dark Brown
Tail: Mink fibres or brown hackle fibres
Ribbing: 2 strands of peacock herl
Wing Case: Dark Brown turkey feather section
Body: Dirty golden-yellow dubbing
Hackle: Palmered through front half of body
This pattern was originated by Richard Blackburn of Tennessee to imitate the Golden Stonefly Nymphs that are common in the fast rocky streams of the Smokies.
So after seeing how the fly tied above is really not going to be that durable against little trout teeth, I tied up another fly and added a rib of fine mono thread to at least provide some durability to the back shell in the body area.
Always have a look in your local big box craft shop, home center, department store or dollar store. You can find some interesting fly tying materials that you wont usually find in a fly shop. Feathers, foam, beads, wire, organza, ribbons, tinsels, paints, markers, storage boxes, threads, metallic threads, yarns etc.
But by all means, support your local fly shop if you have one nearby.