Thursday, 7 May 2015

Buggy Stonefly Nymph

Buggy Stonefly Nymph

Material List :

Deer Creek Micro Velvet Rope
SLF Dubbing - brown and white
Turkey Biot
Goose Biot
Pheasant Tail fibers
Mono eye
Curve Nymph hook size 10 and 8
Lead wire and Micropore tape

Step by step tying instructions:

Wind in some lead wire

Secure the lead wire..Tie in a second thread ( I use chart color for this tutorial for the tutorial visual purpose )

Tie in the DC Micro Velvet Rope

Use micropore tape to create the taper body

Flatten the body

Tie down the tape

Tie in a pair of Goose Biot as tail

Wind in the Micro Velvet Rope

Color the top with marker

Dub in some dubbing to second thread

Wind in the dubbing thread 

Tie in the Pheasant Tail fibers 

Prepare the Knot Turket Biot legs

Tie in the 1st pair of biot leg

Wind in some dubbing

Fold over the Pheasant Tail Fiber ( thorax )

Fold the fiber back and tie down, then tie in the 2nd pair of leg

Repeat the above step, wind in dubbing and fold the fiber over again for the 3rd pair of leg

Tie in the mono eye

Wind in some dubbing at the mono eye and fold over the fiber to create the head profile, but keep 2 of the fiber as the anthenna

Trim the extra fiber and whip finish

Trim the thread

Brush out some dubbing

Fold the tip of the leg and fix it with some Diamond flex fine

The nymph is ready

Cheers and happy tying...


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  2. Superb tying and described so anyone can tie a beautiful nymph.


  3. What is the easiest way to get those knots on the biots ?

    1. I knots the boot with tweezers ... I think it's just a matter of getting use to it.. So far I haven't seen any tools that can do that easier than that.