Published Aug 11. 2022 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Aug 12. 2022

Pats Rubber Legs Original

Pat Bennett originally created the Pat's Rubber Legs which has turned into one of those patterns that is everywhere. Every fly shop has them for sale, and just about every fisherman on a river has some in their box. They are a fairly easy and quick fly to tie, which is kind of rare for a stonefly imitation. Stonefly patterns tend to be somewhat complicated. There are very few guide style (easy to tie) stonefly patterns, and I would suggest that the pats rubber legs might be the easiest of them all.

So the original way of tying these flies is how I did in this video, with each leg individually tied in. Some people have trouble with this technique for some reason. So next week I am going to make another pats rubber legs but with a different technique I saw on Tight Lines Productions. That one uses resin to attach all 3 legs at the same time. Check back next week for that video.

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Materials
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Hook: Risen 300's (size 10) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/streamer-300?variant...
Weight: Lead Wire (.015) - https://amzn.to/3JF4nMw
Thread: Veevus 6/0 (brown) - https://amzn.to/3BJXJCx
Legs: Bug Legs or spanflex (brown) - https://www.flytyersdungeon.com/Materials/Chart_Bug_Legs.htm
Body: Varigated Chenille (brown/yellow) - https://amzn.to/3oZsV9w
Head Cement: Solarez Ultra Thin UV Resin - https://www.solarez.com/product/fly-tie-ultra-thin-bone-dry/

Tools
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Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Scissors: Risen 4" All Purpose - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) - https://www.solarez.com/product/uv-cure-flashlight-high-output/

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