Watch this video to see Jim Misiura tying Hemingway’s Realistic Stonefly Nymph. Thank you Jim for sharing this great video with us.
To tie Jim Misiura’s Tan Hemingway’s Realistic Stonefly Nymph, you need the following:
- Hook: 4 XL Nymph # 4 – 12
- Thread: Tan
- Thorax: Tan Dubbing
- Legs: Hemingway’s Realistic Soft Rubber Legs
- Tail: Tan Goose Biot
- Rib: Fine Copper Wire
- Abdomen: Tan Dubbing
- Hemingway’s Realistic Stonefly Nymph Buds and Back
- Weight:.020 Lead Wire
- Start adding weight with lead wire.
- Put another layer of lead on front portion.
- Secure the lead with tread.
- 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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