Video: Tying a Pat’s Rubberlegs with Tom

For the latest installment of his Facebook Live series “Tying with Tom,” Tom focused on one of the most popular stonefly nymphs around the country: the Pat’s Rubber Legs.  The pattern was created by guide Pat Bennett—of Hyde Outfitters in Island Park, Idaho—building on other big stonefly patterns, such as the Girdle Bug. This particular color pattern–black and coffee–is a particular favorite of guides throughout the Rockies, and they’ll fish it year-round as a searching pattern.

For the foreseeable future, we will be doing these “Tying with Tom” events every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3 p.m. Eastern, so keep an eye on here, as well as on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Here’s the recipe, if you want to tie along:

Pat’s Rubber Legs
Hook: 3X-long nymph hook, sizes 6-14.
Weight: Non-toxic wire, sized to hook.
Thread: Brown, 6/0.
Legs, tails, antennae: Brown rubber legs.
Body: Brown or brown variegated chenille.

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