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Fly Tying: Brian Wise's Wiggle Stone

Learn To Tie This Next-Generation Stonefly

Being known as a pretty major streamer lover, I often get lumped into the crowd that only ties big, gnarly streamers. But I'm also a fly fishing guide, and not everyone enjoys throwing streamers on 8-weight rods with sinking line all day, so nymphing is a huge part of my guiding.

The Wiggle Stone is my standard when nymphing deep in a stream where stoneflies live. As with any stonefly pattern, the most important question is "How quick does it get to the bottom?" With the Nymph-Head Evolution Stonefly tungsten beadhead, this pattern goes straight to the bottom and into the strike zone.

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About Brian Wise:

Brian Wise is a fly fishing guide in extreme Southern Missouri. His mainstays are the wild rainbow trout and large predatory brown trout of the North Fork of the White River, but he is also a self-proclaimed smallmouth junkie and loves the seasonal striper fishing as well. He's been the head guide at River of Life Farm for over a decade and has been featured in print such as Southern Living Magazine, Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Field and Stream, Rural Missouri Magazine, on television shows such as NBC’s Today Show, Outdoor Channel’s Ultimate Outdoors, several appearances on Outdoor Channel Outfitters, and is a Field Producer for Chasing Waters on the Pursuit Channel. He was a 2007 qualifier for the coveted Best of the West distance casting competition and won the Bennett Springs distance casting competition with a whopping cast of 106 feet. When Brian isn’t guiding, he is fishing with his two sons. His fly tying and fly fishing videos are quickly making their way to the top of the list, and the Fly Fishing the Ozarks Youtube Channel is the fastest growing channel in the fly fishing genre.

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Comments on this post (3)

  • Mar 30, 2021

    Any chance you’ll make a ‘kit’ for the Wiggle Stone?

    — john rozell

  • Dec 03, 2020

    Bob, thank you for your question. For the most part, Flymen only sells Flymen brand materials and flies on our website. The other materials can be purchased from your local fly shop or from the brand that makes it. Thanks for watching!

    — The Flymen Team

  • Dec 03, 2020

    Why is it difficult to add things to my cart? (Parts for the featured fly – like wiggle dubbing, UV chewy skin etc)?

    — Bob L Fowler

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