Pat's Purple & Black Rubber Legs

Curtis Fry - October, 2018

While Lance's original variation of Pat's Rubber Legs stonefly was definitely one of the best-received tutorials in the last year, there's always room for other variations in different circumstances. One big change in this pattern vs the one we previously released is that the very-super-difficult-to-obtain Daiichi 1730 hooks have been subbed out for the newer U-Series hook from Umpqua that offers a similar bent shank. This style hooks helps the fly to ride hook point up and lessen the likelihood of snagging bottom. Anyway, if you haven't given this Pat's variation a try, this is a good one to start with. The purple and black has been a very good combo for us this year and believe it or not, when the big Pteronarcys Californica (salmon flies) show up, this color combo is one you don't want to miss. It's been a great one! Tie it and see...

Material List
  • Hook: Umpqua U106 Bent Shank Nymph Hook - 50 pack - 12
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Purple
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Jet Black - 5/32" (3.8mm)
  • Weight: Lead Wire Spool - .020
  • Tails/Legs: Barred Sexi Floss - Purple - Small
  • Body: Stonefly Chenille - Purple/Black
  • Tools Used: Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors, 4",
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

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

Stonefly Chenille

$3.99
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Painted Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Painted Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Painted Colors

$6.50
Barred Sexi Floss
Barred Sexi Floss

Barred Sexi Floss

$3.95
Lead Wire Spool
Lead Wire Spool

Lead Wire Spool

$3.99
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

$3.25
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

$8.25
Daiichi 1730 - Bent Shank Nymph Hook
Daiichi 1730 - Bent Shank Nymph Hook

Daiichi 1730 - Bent Shank Nymph Hook

$6.45
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

$6.50
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

$3.99
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads

$8.25
Gritty Tungsten Beads
Gritty Tungsten Beads

Gritty Tungsten Beads

$7.25
Hanak Fluo+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hanak Fluo+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hanak Fluo+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

$6.99