• Wired Stonefly Nymph

First Attempt: Wired Stonefly Nymph

posted in: Fishing, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying | 1

Realising I did not have a stonefly nymph pattern in my fly box yet I knew it was high time to tie one.

Wired Stonefly Nymph
First attempts to tie a wired stonefly nymph.

A brief look into YouTube brought several instructions to light. The decision was not easy, but I went for the instruction from in the riffle because of the nice wired body and the fact, that I had all components at home although in slightly different colors .

These are my first two attempts of the wired stonefly nymph and I have to admit I’m not fully happy yet with the outcome. First and Foremost I realised to late that it would have been much better to use a black thread instead of grey so you could not see it on top of the fly. The second difficulty was the last leg made out of goose biots which are extremely close to the bead and unfortunately placed badly. They look rather down than to the side. However, I will improve that next time.

Wired Stonefly Nymph
The goose biots closest to the bead are difficult on this wired stonefly nymph.

Wired Stonefly Nymph Fly Tying Video

Here is the tying instructions of the wired stonefly nymph from In-The-Riffle

  1. Shane

    I love this pattern and it’s very effective but I have a very hard time tying the last set of legs in right behind the head. Every time I leave myself plenty of room and it’s still a very tight fit. I tie these in size 12.

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