Nymph skin?

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#1
I've been drooling over some wonderful realistic caddis nymph patterns (see http://www.robsrealistics.com/tie.html) tied with an unknown (to me, at least) new product called nymph skin.

Nymph skin is an English product by a tyer named Steve Thornton and can be seen at http://www.virtual-nymph.com/index....facturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26

For a variety of reasons including cost and shipping time, I'd prefer to buy some from a US vendor. Anybody know if it's available in the US?

Thanks in advance,

K
 

Freestone

Not to be confused with freestoneangler
#2
Kent, some of those bugs look amazing! I may have to get some and try it out - thanks for posting it! I looked at the manufacturer's site and it lists several dealers in the US including The Evening Hatch. Be careful though - you may be accused of fishing gear on your bamboo if you nymph, LOL!

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Brad Niemeyer

Old School Member
#3
Cool stuff. My dad gave me his book "listen to the river" I never found a US substitute product but I did get OK results with plain old rubber bands and latex Strips cut from gloves and some permanent markers. This one is reminiscent of a Poul Jorgenson nymph

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#10
Kent, some of those bugs look amazing! I may have to get some and try it out - thanks for posting it! I looked at the manufacturer's site and it lists several dealers in the US including The Evening Hatch. Be careful though - you may be accused of fishing gear on your bamboo if you nymph, LOL!
Heck, fish those flies and you might be accused of fishing BAIT!!!

D
 
#12
I use latex tourniquet strips. They are 1" x 18" for .12 cents at www.allmed.net or better yet scam one from the nurse at your next hospital visit. Get the tan or ivory colored ones and slice them in strips to suit your needs.

They take color really well and last a long time.

Hope this works.
 

Brad Niemeyer

Old School Member
#13
Jesse, thanks for that source. That sounds like the ticket to cheap latex!

I used some bicycle inner tubes to make a black stonefly, it worked surprisingly well...

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And the book was a gift from my Dad there is no price on it. Its a paperback so it should be reasonable. It has some really interesting techniques. One of the dry flies is amazing.
 
#15
Jesse, thanks for that source. That sounds like the ticket to cheap latex!

I used some bicycle inner tubes to make a black stonefly, it worked surprisingly well...

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And the book was a gift from my Dad there is no price on it. Its a paperback so it should be reasonable. It has some really interesting techniques. One of the dry flies is amazing.


Brad that is a really nice looking stonefly