Smethurst's Stone Bomb
Frank Smethurst is well known for his work in Running Down The Man, and Eastern Rises (two cult classic fly fishing films), and makes his living from his work as a fly fishing industry representative for Scott Fly Rods, Nautilus Fly Reels, Boulder Boat Works and other great fly fishing products. He's as fishy as they come, is an amazingly accomplished angler, and you can bet that any fly with his name on it has been thoroughly tested. The "bomb" series is a prime example of his talent and innovation, and are a must have fly for any Western Trout angler.
“Most nymph patterns on the market were either no-bead patterns or single-bead patterns, and most of the single-bead patterns were brass, not Tungsten,” said Adam Trina, Owner of the Montana Fly Company. “The majority of Frank’s Bomb patterns have 2 Tungsten beads, and are designed to ride hook up, allowing the angler to use them as their lead fly, right on the bottom, minimizing the need for split shot.“