J.Stockard Pro Tyer: Adam Harman, you can find Adam @ Blue Ridge Custom Flies, Facebook, Instagram

Having been a fly tyer for 10 years and commercially tying the last 3, I have had the privilege of sampling many of the latest and greatest fly tying materials on the market. Some are really good, some not so good. Every so often there is that one fly tying material I will come across that peaks my interest. Virtual Nymph Skin is one of those products. I’ve been using virtual nymph skin for a while now on some of my nymph and crayfish patterns and it could quite possibly be my favorite material in my fly tying arsenal. Virtual nymph skin is so versatile and can be used for a variety of tying applications. It is excellent ribbing material for caddis larva and stonefly abdomens, it can be used as scud back material and can even be used to imitate wing cases and more. One of its unique properties is that it has a shiny, smooth side and the other side is a dull, matte-like finish making it excellent for coloring with markers. Having the ability to color the nymph skin allows for a more natural, mottled look to your bugs. It comes in two different sizes which allows you to tie big stoneflies or those tiny nymph patterns and comes in a variety of colors. Try adding Virtual Nymph Skin to your fly tying arsenal, I am confident you will not be disappointed.

Note from J. Stockard: Thanks to Adam’s recommendation, we now stock Virtual Nymph Skin 3mm and 4.5 mm, Flexibody and Japanese Nymph Legs, all from Virtual Nymph.

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