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Old 11-24-2009, 06:35 PM
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I've fished many years and haven't used rubber legged bugs but this year I just started to using Black BH rubber legged stone flies and have caught some very nice Trout!!!! So how many of you on the forum use rubber legged Bugs? Tight Lines!
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I use them. I always have a few in my fly boxes.

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Edit: Here's one of my favorite flies. It's called the Jackson's Ugly Bug. It's commercially available in size 4 and 6, but I tied mine up in size 2.
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Question Re: How many of you use Rubber Legged Bugs?

Where do you all find these? Do they come in sizes suitable for # 18 flies and smaller?
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Default Re: How many of you use Rubber Legged Bugs?

caught a couple steelhead on the rubber legged stoneflies! also tie up some foam beetles or spiders with rubber legs for panfish.
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I use them for fast water trout, warm water, and saltwater fishing.
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Default Re: How many of you use Rubber Legged Bugs?

I tied up some rubber leg girdle bugs for the nymph swap, made a couple for my box as well, hoping to fish them this weekend.

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Default Re: How many of you use Rubber Legged Bugs?

Legs tied long have that enticing wiggle that Steelies like... I also have started tying some of my stonefly tails using rubber leg material...

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Default Re: How many of you use Rubber Legged Bugs?

Lambster: I love to use girdle bugs on a nymph rig on the Colorado River. Those big browns really attack that fly (nothing suttle about the take). Next year, we will need to give them a try on the Green River, I bet they will work there also.

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Default Re: How many of you use Rubber Legged Bugs?

I've been using Amy's Ant for the last two years with great success. She brings em up from the depths.
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Default Re: How many of you use Rubber Legged Bugs?

I just got back from three days spent trout fishing and was consistently catching fish on #4-6 stoneflies fished deep under an indicator in bouldery runs and glides. The fly was basically the same as the photo MoscaPescador posted, although substituting a material called Flex Floss in place of the round rubber. IMO it seems to have more wiggle in the water than the round rubber.

I've also used rubber as tails on smaller Prince nymphs and other bugs, it's easier than tying in biots...as well as using them on larger Copper Johns, Prince Nymphs, etc with success. As for dries- Madame X's, rubber-legged stimulators, foam flies and hopper/bug patterns like Amy's Ant and Fat Alberts have all been successful flies for me incorporting rubber legs.
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