Yellow Stimulator |
By Dave Sloan
Randall Kaufmann's Stimulator has undoubtedly caught as many trout as the Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Adams, and the Humpy. It is a fly that every angler should have tied in a variety of sizes and colors.
The great thing about the Stimulator is that it represents nothing in particular but everything all at once. It is a phenomenal searching pattern and indicator on a dry dropper rig. It floats well and is visible to the angler. What more could you ask for?
The Stimulator is fished best on a dead drift, and like other dries, try to get the fly to the fish before your line for the best results. I, along with many other guides and fisherman, prefer to trim the hackle off the bottom of the Stimulator so that it rides lower in the water like a natural would. We have all found that this small change has amazing effects on the number of rises we get to the Stimulator. Tie this fly in sizes 6-16.