Here is a great recipe on how to tie realistic stonefly nymph. This stonefly nymph is different from the nymphs you are used to tie – it has a quite realistic look and feel so it will be extra hard for the fish to tell the difference between a bait and a live insect.
Unique features of this nymph are its soft rubber legs and special fly parts that mimic the torso of the bug – wing buds and back. Most importantly, this fly is fairly easy to tie – you do not need complicated tools or loads of time. Just some patience and simple materials we list below.
The key ingredients for this recipe are Hemingway’s Soft Rubber Legs and Hemingway’s Wing Buds & Back – materials that mimic the look and feel of the real stonefly nymph and are easy to work with. There is no need for cutting or shaping – these parts are ready to use. Soft rubber legs used here are made of silicone and are very flexible and soft, making it easily gulped by the fish. Wing buds and back have intricate detail that give a great impression of a real bug. These materials are quite durable – flies made with them are meant to be used and used again. And yet, they are affordable!
What You Need – Ingredients:
- Nymph hook size 6-14
- Weight: lead wire
- Dubbing: Hare or Hare Plus or Quick Descent for body
- Realistic Soft Stonefly Legs
- Stonefly Wing Buds and Back
- Goose biots for tail and antennas
How to Tie Realistic Stonefly Nymph- Steps:
And.. you have yourself a realistic-looking stonefly nymph! All you got to do is take it fishin’! Tight lines!
This is just one way of tying this great looking fly. There are other patterns that you can try with these materials. Options are endless. We would love to see your suggestions and ideas – share them below. Share photos of fish you caught on your stonefly nymph on our Facebook page.