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Pattern Foamulator
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Entered Tue, 19 Jul 2005
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Hook: TMC 5212 #6-14 Thread: 70 denier Florescent Fire Orange Butt: Florescent Fire Orange Antron Dubbing Tail: Natural Deer Hair Overbody: 2mm Tan Fly Foam Rib: Copper Wire, extra fine Abdomen: Tan Antron Dubbing Body Hackle: Brown Rooster Saddle or Neck Flash: Pearl and Gold Krystal Flash Underwing: Tan Mottled Web Wing Legs: Medium Orange Tarantulegs Overwing: Natural Deer Hair Indicator: Orange Float Viz Front Hackle: Grizzly Rooster Neck or Saddle Thorax: Florescent Fire Orange Antron Dubbing
Pattern Description
The Foamulator is the latest incarnation of the Stimulator, from Randall Kauffmann. Let me tell you, this fly has ALL the bells and whistles. The addition of a foam overbody, underwing, flash, rubber legs and indicator post make this fly a contender for the most dramatic makeover award! I just started fishing this crazy little bug and can confidently say that most of these additions are well worth the effort. The foam add a huge amount of floatation, as well as keeping the fly from soaking through over the course of the day. The rubber legs add some fish-attracting appeal, the flashh a nice touch of color and movement, and the underwing...well, I'm not sure what the underwing adds. This is a grteat fly for dry/dropper rigs and can match stoneflies and caddis as well. Tied in appropriate sizes and colors it can even cross over for a Green Drake. Add some yellow foam and dubbing and you'd have a reasonable hopper too. Fish this fly on a relatively heavy tippet, as the foam lip at the front can wreak havoc with lighter tippets and cause the fly to be renamed the TMF, which is short for Twistin' Mother &^%*#@. You've been warned.