I’m a big fan of stonefly patterns. If the fish don’t sense you’re near, I find that a sizeable morsel like a Pat’s Legs is something trout almost cannot refuse.
I also am a big fan of barbless jig hooks. They’re very sharp and result in fewer snags, as the hook points ride up.
So, when I saw the video below, I had to try and make some Pat’s-Legs-on-jig-hooks. I’ll be drifting these next time out on the water. I wonder if the “tail” will offer the same seductive movement of a Mop fly?
Happy Patriots’ Day, everyone!