Glenn West FAVORITE FLIES
This is the time of year when weather and river conditions make fishing a bit difficult. This is also the time of year when fly tying becomes very important for maintaining sanity.
So let's experiment a bit.
The Robotic Stone is a good pattern for trying some new techniques and slipping outside the normal fly-tying box. It's made of totally synthetic materials, but because of the way it floats and the action provided by its legs, it can be a very productive pattern.
Tying a fly without feathers or fur may seem a sacrilege to some, but give it a try. You might be surprised. And it might even keep you sane at a time when you can't fish.
Hook: 2 or 3X long in sizes 6 through 12.
Tail: Orange rubber legs tied in a V.
Body: Yellow foam, folded.
Rib: Yellow thread.
Legs: Orange rubber legs tied in an X.
Wing: Brown synthetic wing.
Head: Black foam.