Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Erabusan, Dec 13, 2017.
Those are very nicely tied.
Rubber Leg Stimulator. Look it up.
No point. It's just been around for years. Great fly.
Years ago, maybe seven or eight I don't remember exactly, a buddy and I went to the Deschutes River for a few days and camped at one of the many areas. There was a craze called a "Norm Wood Caddis." The fish were going nuts for it and as I remember, it was a Stimulator with a different colored hair wing; kind of a pinky-tan color of calf tail over the top as opposed to the elk hair/deer hair. It was dynamite but by the time we got there, the fish had seen enough and the bite turned off. I bought a couple of tails, my buddy about a half dozen. It was a great fly for a period of time. I'm not sure if the fish still go nuts for it or not; haven't been there for a while because of all the BS with the water temps and algae, etc. I guess the point is that "a rose by any other name is still a rose." The knotted legs make a lot of sense because of the hopper bite but as mentioned by someone, a Stimulator is a fantastic fly. I have a box full, some with legs, some without, yellow, orange, royal colors, etc. You can call it whatever you want. If it works, fish it.