During several early trips to the Arkansas River I stopped at the Royal Gorge Angler and purchased some Arkansas Rubber Leg weighted nymphs, and I used these with positive results in my early season visits. The Arkansas Rubber Leg in combination with a beadhead RS2 proved particularly effective on several occasions.
On one of my later trips I stopped at RGA and asked Taylor Edrington to pull all the materials needed to tie these nymphs from his fly tying material stock. These sat on my fly tying desk for the remainder of the summer in a bag, but over the last few days I found myself in a position to tie this new fly for my arsenal. I found several You Tube videos that demonstrated how to tie Pat’s Rubberleg, and the Arkansas Rubberleg is essentually the same fly with slightly different colored chenille and rubber legs.
The fly is actually fairly simple to tie with the greatest challenge in aligning the rubber legs and then wrapping the chenille so it doesn’t lock down the rubber legs as you move forward. I’ve now completed eight and plan to make two more yielding ten in addition to the quantity I purchased as I head into the 2013 fishing season.