Everyone loves a good stimi, whether a small #14 as a sighter on the Mataura or a larger #8 drifted through bouncy, backcountry pocketwater. It’s handy to carry different colours for different light conditions however it is the uber buggy prey image of a stimulator with rubber legs bouncing through the run that really gets fish going. Stimulators also make a great sighter pattern for your harder-to-see true green beetle or similar smaller film fly, pack a few of these on your next backcountry trip and prepare for fun
Bum Fluff Stimi
There’s something about the softer CDC wing that makes this fly stand out to both the angler, and the fish.
X Stim Royal
X Stim Lime
X Stim Black
With its two tone black and white wing, this pattern is a high viz option when fishing varying light, or into glare.