Category Archives: Tutorial

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.


Marty Howard Tutorials

I just recieved an email from HMH with a great cache of patterns and tutorials done by pro-staffer Marty Howard. There are 55 tutorials available, enough to keep you busy for some time, filling up your steelhead and salmon fly boxes.

My apologies for the long absence. I’ve had some medical issues lately and decided to take a break from posting while I was recovering. Lots of great stuff in the can though.