Realistic Stonefly Nymph Wing Buds & Back

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

US$5.56

Hemingway’s Realistic Stonefly Wing Buds & Back is quite unique material, excellent for tying realistic stonefly nymphs. Wing buds and main body backs are precut, preformed, flexible, waterproof and UV resistant. Comes in various colors and three sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Small is good choice for hook sizes #10-12, medium for #8-10 and large for #6-8. Longer shank hooks are recommended. Small and Medium: 20 sets per pack Large: 15 sets per pack See the Description tab below for more info, tying instructions & product reviews.
 
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Color: Yellow
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010102SM-01
US$5.56
Color: Yellow
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010102ME-01
US$5.56
Color: Yellow
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010102LG-01
US$5.56
Color: Pale
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010102SM-02
US$5.56
Color: Pale
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010102ME-02
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Color: Pale
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010102LG-02
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Color: Gold
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010102SM-03
US$5.56
Realistic Stonefly Nymph Wing Buds & Back - Gold - Medium Color: Gold
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010102ME-03
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Color: Gold
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010102LG-03
US$5.56
Color: Gray
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010102SM-04
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Color: Gray
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010102ME-04
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Color: Gray
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010102LG-04
US$5.56
Color: Tan
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010102SM-05
US$5.56
Color: Tan
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010102ME-05
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Color: Tan
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010102LG-05
US$5.56
Color: Dark
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010102SM-06
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Color: Dark
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010102ME-06
US$5.56
Realistic Stonefly Buds & Back - Dark - Large Color: Dark
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010102LG-06
US$5.56

Description

Realistic Stonefly Nymph Wing Buds & Back

Realistic Stonefly Nymph Wing Buds & Back is quite unique material from Hemingway’s, excellent for tying realistic stonefly nymphs. Wing buds and main body backs are precut, preformed, flexible, waterproof and UV resistant.

Realistic Stonefly Nymph Wing Buds & Back comes in various colors and three sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Small is good choice for hook sizes #10-12, medium for #8-10 and large for #6-8. Longer shank hooks are recommended.

Small and Medium: 20 sets per pack

Large: 15 sets per pack

One of product reviews:

Stonefly Nymph

“…They produce a range of printed nymph backs and wing buds along with matching silicone rubber legs for tying semi-realistic stonefly nymphs. The backs and buds are pre cut from waterproof, UV resistant material with a self-adhesive backing, and come  printed with realistic stonefly nymph colouration. The matching legs are molded from silicone rubber, soft enough to provide any resistance to the fish but still resilient enough to handle any rough and tumble of a mountain stream and the teeth of its occupants.

These components are available in three sizes – small, medium and large – and in a range of colors covering everything from pale yellow through to black.

For a simple semi-realistic nymph, start by adding some weight to the hook shank and laying down a base of thread; finish with a couple of turns of thread to form a small lump as this helps the goose biots splay out when tied down against it. Tie in the goose biots to represent the tail cerci and add a length of clear monofilament. Measure where your set of legs will sit and tie in the back end before dubbing the rear of the fly. Place a nymph back over the dubbing and rib over with the monofilament to hold it down: although the backing is self adhesive, in reality it is not strong enough to stay in place by itself.

Add a couple more biots, one either side of the hook to represent antennae, then the matching nymph bud is tied upside down and facing forward over the hook eye ready to be folded back later.

Dub a plump body and bring the legs forward underneath and tie off behind the hook eye. Finally the wing bud is folded back over the top and secured with several wraps behind the head section and first pair of legs, before a whip finish behind the second section and second pair of legs.

Printed body parts and rubber legs may not be everyone’s idea of traditional fly tying materials, but the end result is hard to argue with. At the very least you have a talking point when others sneak a peak into your fly box, and it gives you another useful option when the trout in your favourite stream refuses to play ball.”


Review by Peter Watson
Watson’s Fancy, Fly Life Magazine (AU), Issue 70, Summer 2013

Read the full article and Peter’s stonefly nymph recipe here.

Featured image © Copyright FlyLife Publishing
FlyLife's Stonefly
 
Peter Watson

Tying instructions:

How to tie realistic mayfly - Step 13

Hemingway's Realistic Stonefly Nymph

EASY STEPS

HOW TO TIE


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Weight 0.005 kg
Dimensions 16.8 x 5.6 x 0.3 cm
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3 reviews for Realistic Stonefly Nymph Wing Buds & Back

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Corey

    Before using this product I absolutely hated tying stone flies. Fiddling around with turkey tail wing cases drove me nuts and made me dread sitting down to fill my boxes. With the Hemingways Realistic stonefly buds and backs I no longer have any problem sitting down to tie a dozen nymphs to stock my boxes for trout and steelhead. These buds and backs are easy to use, durable and really make the fly pop and look amazing.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gordon Outhier (verified owner)

    These buds and backs are absolutely FISH FOOLERS. Someone’s video suggested using crazy glue on the buds. If that tickles your fancy, ok, but try thick CA (crazy) glue from a woodworking retailer. It will stay on top of the dubbing. However, wait for it to dry. The accelerator removes the graphics.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gordon Outhier (verified owner)

    Buds and back = Fantastic Fish Foolers

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