Hardback Nymph

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Hardback Nymph

Post by nfrechet » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:51 am

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Hardback Nymph
Original book recipe

Category - Stonefly Nymph

Hook - Mustad R74-9672, size 6-12
Thread - Dark brown
Tail - Dark ginger hackle fibers
Ribbing - Black thread
Body - Pale green floss
Back - A coating of dark brown lacquer is applied to the back of the fly and allowed to dry to a hard glossy consistency (as many coats as necessary)
Hackle - Dark ginger hackle as a wet fly collar

Hardback Nymph
Updated recipe

Category - Stonefly Nymph

Hook - Mustad R74-9672, size 6-12
Thread - Black
Tail - Brown hackle fibers
Ribbing - Black thread
Body - Pale green floss
Back - Brown antron yarn tied in at the bend of the hook and pulled forward after the completion of the body. The back is then coated with a thin layer of UV Resin and cured.
Hackle - Brown hackle as a wet fly collar

Originated by Emil Grimm, this pattern has long been popular in the East

The Book of Fly Patterns - Eric Leiser
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