Pat's Rubber Leg Stone Variation

Curtis - September, 2019

WPat'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 (more info here), 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.
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 :)

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 1730 - Bent Shank Nymph Hook - 10
  • Hook (Alternate): Core C1730 Stonefly Nymph Hook - 10
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Dark Brown
  • Thread (Alternate): Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0 - Dark Mocha Brown
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Painted Colors - 5/32" (3.8mm) - Jet Black
  • Bead (Alternate 1): Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads - 4.0mm (5/32") - Black
  • Bead (Alternate 2): Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads - Matte Black - 3.8 mm
  • Tail, Legs, Antennae: Barred Sexi Floss - Medium - Yellow
  • Body: Stonefly Chenille - Coffee/Black
  • Body (Alternate 1): Stonefly Chenille - Seal Brown/Coffee
  • Body (Alternate 2): Stonefly Chenille - Seal Brown/Ginger
  • Under-Body: Lead Wire Spool - 0.015
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
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    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
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    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

    $1.99
    Stonefly Chenille
    Stonefly Chenille
    Stonefly Chenille
    Stonefly Chenille
    Stonefly Chenille
    Stonefly Chenille

    Stonefly Chenille

    $4.50
    Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Painted Colors
    Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Painted Colors

    Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Painted Colors

    $7.90
    Barred Sexi Floss
    Barred Sexi Floss

    Barred Sexi Floss

    $3.95
    Lead Wire Spool
    Lead Wire Spool

    Lead Wire Spool

    $4.75
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

    $9.50
    Daiichi 1730 - Bent Shank Nymph Hook
    Daiichi 1730 - Bent Shank Nymph Hook

    Daiichi 1730 - Bent Shank Nymph Hook

    $6.75
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads

    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads

    $7.25
    Core C1730 Stonefly Nymph Hook
    Core C1730 Stonefly Nymph Hook

    Core C1730 Stonefly Nymph Hook

    $7.99

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