fly tying Stonefly Nymph - Giant Black Stonefly

Giant Black Stonefly Nymph – Fly Tying with Jim Misiura

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:

Realistic Soft Legs - Black
Realistic Soft Legs – Black
Realistic Stonefly Buds & Back - Dark - Large
Realistic Stonefly Buds & Back – Dark – Large
Soldarini Goose Biots - Black
Goose Biots – Black
Hemingway's Fine Wire 0.2 mm - Champagne
Hemingway’s Fine Wire 0.2 mm – Champagne


  • 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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