Originally Posted by FunkMasterSnowshoe
Taking a look at the recent stonefly pattern posts got me thinking about my favorite simple stonefly pattern (girdle bug, two materials). Then I started thinking about other simple patterns that use only a couple materials like the pheasant tail and the usual. So what are your favorite patterns that use limited materials?
Thats funny. That thread got me to thinking. Do I want to take 10 minutes to tie a fly that if I bounce it along the bottom of the river, I will lose it to snags in 20?
I am sure the authors, inventors of those flys can tie them faster than that, but it's tough to beat a Woolly Buuger bounced along the river bottom to simulate a Stone nymph. That being said, I like the 20inch stone and yes, it takes me about 10 minutes to tie it.
Paint me the hypocrite.