Hemingway's Tan Stonefly Nymph

Hemingway’s Tan Stonefly Nymph by Jim Misiura

Check out this great video recipe by Jim Misiura for tying a Hemingway’s Tan Stonefly Nymph. Thank you Jim for sharing this great video with us.

To tie Jim Misiura’s Tan Stonefly Nymph, you need the following:

Hemingway's Standard Thread - Gray Olive
Hemingway’s Standard Thread – Gray Olive
Hemingway's Hare Dubbing
Hemingway’s Hare Dubbing in Tan
Goose Biots -Brown
Goose Biots – Brown
Hemingway's Realistic Stonefly Nymph Wing Buds & Back
Hemingway’s Realistic Stonefly Nymph Wing Buds & Back
Realistic Stonefly Nymph Legs
Realistic Stonefly Nymph Legs


  • Start adding weight with lead wire.
  • Put another layer of lead on front portion.
  • Secure the lead with thread.
  • For tail, tie in pair of goose biots (use natural curve) approximately half the length of hook shank.
  • Tie in fine copper wire for the ribbing.
  • Tie in Hemingway’s Realistic Stonefly Back (white portion) on the top of the hook.
  • For underbody take tan dubbing and wrap the abdomen until the thorax.
  • Fold over Hemingway’s Realistic Stonefly Back.
  • Wind in copper wire.
  • Tie in the legs on the top of the hook.
  • Tie in Hemingway’s Realistic Wing Buds (white portion) on the top at the eye of the hook.
  • Bring the thread to the rear section.
  • Dub the thorax right up to the eye. Do not be too scarce on the dubbing as you want it to be thick.
  • Bring fine layer of dubbing back between first and second set of legs.
  • Put a bit of a super glue on the top and fold over Hemingway’s Realistic Wing Buds.
  • Secure them with thread.
  • Whip finish it.

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