The template for Stoneflies, is the easiest of the
three types of templates that I use. These come in
sets of 3, and differ in the width of the wing case.
Cost for a set is about $8.00.
Stoneflies Burnt Wing Templates are for shaping the Wing
Case for the Stonefly Nymph Patterns. For Stoneflies
Wing Cases I use Turkey Flats pre-coated with Fleximent.
The colors I mostly use are dyed dark brown and black.
Cut a strip of Turkey Flat a little wider than the widest
part of the nymph body. I use a divider (used in drafting)
to transfer the width of the body to the Turkey Flat.
After removing the Turkey Flat Sections place them inside
the Burning Tool Template.
Use the flame to burn away all excess material. Remove the
finished Stonefly Wingcase; you will need three of these
wing cases for most Stonefly patterns.
I use all three templates sizes for my Stonefly Patterns.
Largest Wing at the rear of the Wingcase, followed by the
Middle-size Wing, then the Small Wing near the eye of the
Stonefly nymphs have a two year life-cycle, so there are
always stoneflies in the streams. Tie the stonefly nymph
patterns in different sizes to match those present in the
stream at different of the year. ~ Steven
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