Check out Jim’s video tutorial on tying his special Giant Black Stonefly Nymph using Hemingway’s fly tying materials.Thank you Jim for sharing this great video with us.
For fly tying Jim’s Giant Black Stonefly Nymph you need the following:
- Hook: 6xl Nymph #10, try Hemingway’s H118 Hooks in size #6
- Thread: Hemingway’s 6/0 Thread in Black
- Thorax: Black Ostrich Herl
- Legs: Black Hemingway’s Soft Stonefly Nymph Legs – Large
- Tail: Black Goose Biots
- Rib: Copper Wire, try Hemingway’s Fine Wire 0.2mm in Brown or Champagne
- Abdomen / Wingcase: Dark Hemingway’s Stonefly Wing Buds and Back – Large
- Underbody: Hemingway’s Hare Plus Dubbing in Black
- Weight: 0.20 Lead Wire
- Start adding weight with lead wire.
- Put another layer of lead on front portion.
- Squeeze top section of lead with pliers to get wider body.
- Secure the lead with tread.
- For tail, tie in pair of goose biots approximately half the length of hook shank.
- Tie in fine copper wire for the ribbing.
- Tie in Hemingway’s Stonefly Back (white portion) on the top of the hook.
- For underbody take black dubbing and wrap the abdomen until the thorax.
- Fold over Hemingway’s Stonefly Back.
- Wind in copper wire.
- Tie in 2 more goose biots for antenna, approximately half the size of tail.
- Tie in Hemingway’s Wing Buds (white portion) on the top, between antennas.
- Tie in the legs on the top of the hook.
- For thorax tie in two Black Ostrich Herl and bring thread forward.
- Wind the Ostrich Herl tight right up to the nose and tie it off.
- Move the thread at the back of first set of legs.
- Fold over Hemingway’s Wing Buds and secure with thread.
- Whip finish it.
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