Published Mar 29. 2018 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Mar 29. 2018

Rubber-Legged Evil Weevil

The Evil Weevil is a killer fly for trout and panfish. It's a fly I've been using for over a decade on the streams and rivers I fish and it's been an absolute killer fly pattern. There are quite a few variations of the fly, many coming from the creator of the nymph, Jeremy Davies. This variation replaces the biot legs with a set of rubber (silicone) legs, giving the fly a little more strike inducing movement.

I like to use a silicone strip from a bass skirt for my legs rather than a rubber material. I find that the rubber degrades rather quickly and will become brittle after some sun exposure or a season in the box.

Rubber-Legged Evil Weevil Fly Recipe

Hook: Firehole 315 #10-18
Bead: Tungsten gold/copper
Thread: Olive 8/0 (70d)
Tail: Pheasant tail
Rib: Gold wire (BR)
Shellback / Wingcase: Olive scud back
Body: Olive dubbing
Thorax: Dark olive dubbing
Legs: Rubber or silicone olive barred
U.V resin optional


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