Pat's Rubber Legs
Patís Rubber Leg Stonefly has many aliases but is all referring to a similar pattern. Rubber leg stones, the pickle, ugly bug etc. This fly pattern is a favorite not only due to its success but because of its simplicity. It mimics a stonefly nymph in a way that fish seem to enjoy. During the month of march all the way to may when runoff comes, this pattern is always a good fly to tie on. The key to this fly is tying it heavy and tying the legs long so they flail about in the water as it rolls along the bottom.
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|Hook||TMC 5263 (Any 3XL-4XL hook), Size 4-10.|
|Thread:||Color of body 8/0.|
|Weight:||.020 to .035 lead wire sized to hook.|
|Body:||Variegated Medium Chenille.|
|Antenna:||Brown or Black Rubber Legs.|
|Legs:||Brown or Black Rubber Legs.|
|Tail:||Bronw or Black Rubber Legs.|
- Mount the hook in the vise and lay a base layer of thread the length of the shank.
- Wrap the shank with the appropriate size lead wire.
- Tie in two strips of the leg material so that approximately 1-inch of each strip extends beyond the bend (Tails) and 1-inch of each strip extends beyond the eye (antenna).
- One-Quarter of the hook length behind the eye, tie in the legs - three on each side. Bring the thread to the end of the shank.
- Tie on the body material, bring the thread forward to the eye. Wrap the body material forward being sure to wrap the body material between the legs to separate them. Tie off the body material.
- Whip finish and cement the head.
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