Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle
The Stimulator is an amazing fly pattern developed by fly tying legend Randall Kaufmann. Originally, it was developed to imitate a stonefly adult, but it also imitates a grasshopper, caddis or even large drake mayflies! It is also a great dry fly for fishing a dropper underneath. The bushy profile and deer hair make the Stimulator a highly buoyant fly. Most often it’s tied in olive, orange, black and yellow & in sizes from #06-16.
Stimulator Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #06-16 Tiemco 2312 or Tiemco 200R
Thread: Orange Veevus 8/0
Rib: Copper Small Wire
Tail: Deer Hair
Body: Olive Superfine Dubbing or Polar Dubbing
Body Hackle: Brown Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape
Wing: Deer Hair
Head: Yellow Superfine Dubbing or Polar Dubbing
Head Hackle: Grizzly Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape
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