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Old 11-08-2010, 05:20 PM
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Default Kaufmans Stone

Im going to start tying them. I just need to go out and get the rite dubbing. I am just confused with one thing. Most of the recipes Ive found online call for TMC 300 hooks which are 6x long. So for example if Im trying to imitate a size 4 Salmon Fly nymph am I going to use the size 4, 6x hook. Or if Im trying to imitate a large golden stone nymph that is a size 8, am I going to use a size 8, 6x long hook?

It just seems to me like a 6x long hook would be too big. But maybe Im wrong.
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Hi Bobby,
If I recall correctly, the commercially tied Kaufmann's Stones are tied on TMC 200RBL hooks.

The TMC 300 would be a great hook for the huge #2 or #4 salmonfly patterns. I think that it is too long for goldens or skwalas.

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Default Re: Kaufmans Stone

I agree with Mosca-- most stonefly nymphs are tied on something like a 3 xl hook rather than 6xl.

Examples of 3xl hooks for stonefly nymphs would be stuff like the Tiemco 200R or 5263, Mustad 9672, Daiichi 1720 etc.
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Default Re: Kaufmans Stone

I agree with MP and Mark. The patterns at this link (scroll down) call for TMC300 or TMC200R for the same pattern. Big difference IMO. The pictures are tied with 200R's.
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Not that you couldn't tie the giant stones on a 6xl.
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Another vote here for the 3xl 200R, or a similar hook.

The only downside to those is that the shape of the bend makes getting a bead on there quite tricky.
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