Build a Better Stonefly Nymph

I found a great step-by-step tutorial and some tips for building a better stonefly nymph on that I wanted to share. The tips are more in the form of information, but having a clear insight into the natural insects is key to imitating the most important elements fish target. Click here for the article.

Nadica’s Stonefly Nymph
Nadica’s Stonefly Nymph

Nadica’s Stonefly Nymph – Igor and Nadica Stancev
Hook: Tiemco TMC200R, sizes 10 to 4.
Head: Gold or brass bead.
Thread: Cream 6/0 (140 denier).
Weight: Lead wire.
Butt: A fine, flashy dubbing such as Wapsi Fly’s Super
 Bright Dubbing, but you may substitute your
 favorite brand of fine-fibered dubbing. Common Antron
 dubbing is an excellent choice.
Tails: Stripped hen or cock body quills.
Abdomen: 4-millimeter-wide latex strip such as Hareline
 Dubbin’s Nymph Stretch Skin.
Wing cases: Brown partridge, hen, or grouse feathers.
Thorax: Rabbit dubbing guard hairs. Brush out the 
 underfur before placing the remaining material in the
 dubbing loop.


One thought on “Build a Better Stonefly Nymph”

  1. An excellent pattern! I shall add this to my box for the Kootenai. I can see at a glance that this pattern is going to be one of the best I’ve seen for this insect rich tailwater stream.

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