How to: Brown Rubber Legs

Materials List:

  • Hook: TMC 5263 #4 to #10
  • Thread: 140 brown
  • Weight: Lead wire
  • Tail: Brown sili legs
  • Legs: Brown sili legs
  • Antenne: Brown sili legs
  • Body: Brown and olive chenille


The Brown Rubber legs are one of my favorite stonefly nymph patterns for the Madison and Gallatin rivers. I tie this same pattern in lots of color combinations. Black, golden, black and tan, black and orange, olive and brown are other good colors. Everyone has their favorite. Sizes range from #4 to #10. The great thing is that stonefly nymphs take two to three years to mature before emerging into adults, so there are always nymphs available for the fish year round.