Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Stimulators"

A pattern created by Randall Kaufmann to represent Stoneflies.
This pattern is used widely in western streams.

I carry several colors and sizes in my fly box.
How many of you carry them and use them?

6 comments:

  1. Just want you to know that I enjoy your posts on neflyfishing. I am not sure that I use this pattern often. What exactly is a bomber pattern? I notice that you do quite well with them.

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  2. OB,

    Its a pattern created by Fran Betters of Wilmington, New York.

    I'm not sure what it actually represents, but it does catch fish.

    I'm going to do a feature on it soon.

    Thanks,

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  3. I have great success with them, especially in size 16 on the Mianus River in CT. I'm headed to a pond down the hill from me that gets stocked for the kids fishing derby this evening. There are lots of fish leftover from the derby I saw rising yesterday that I will try to "Stimulate" today. :)

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  4. Apache Trout,

    Go get them friend.


    Brk Trt

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  5. Landed quite a few fat rainbows this evening on a #14 Stimulator. Very acrobatic fish. Great fun after work and walking distance from our cottage. Can't beat that.

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  6. AT,

    Stimulators, leaping rainbows, within an evenings walk from home.

    LIFE IS GOOD

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