Pat's Rubber Leg Stone Variation

Make it skinny!


NOTE: Being that Lance is in Slovakia at the World Fly Fishing Championships, we're posting this on his behalf. And go....


Pat's rubber legs is a well known stonefly nymph pattern. I think this fly has become popularized for
two reasons: It's easy to tie, and it is very effective.
I've tied and tried many stonefly nymphs in an effort to find a go-to pattern. Pat's Stone is it. Simple, yet very effective.
This version is varied slightly to accommodate euro nymphing so it features a weighted body and a tungsten bead. This fly was featured in the video, Modern Nymphing, (maybe link to Mod Nymphing page on our site??) and uses a small size of variegated chenille that is very hard to find. We call it Stonefly Chenille. Stonefly Chenille is perfect for smallish stonefly imitations like golden and skwala stonefly nymphs. Check out all the colors we carry here: (insert stonefly chenille link).
Anyway, forget all those ultra realistic imitations that take an hour to tie. Get a Pat's Stone down deep and let the fish have some lunch. Err, maybe some exercise :)
Keep your Stonefly nymphs thin. They will fish better if they've been on a diet. Most patterns are way too fat. I'm confident you'll find (as I have) that stones are most effective when tied thin. Our Stonefly Chenille will make this easy because it is super fine and super fly. Happy tying :)

-- Lance

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Hook: Daiichi 1730 - Bent Shank Nymph Hook - 10
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Dark Brown
Tail, Legs, Antenna: Barred Sexi Floss - Yellow - Medium
Body: Stonefly Chenille - Coffee/Black
Under-Body: Lead Wire Spool - .015
Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Jet Black - 5/32" (3.8mm)