Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 26 reviews
25 of 26 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Fly -
By: OldManfromGeorgia from North Georgia
Great fly pattern. I guess Orvis doesn't get the credit for inventing the pattern but it is a well tied fly on a strong hook. A must for every fly box.
This is a Go-to Fly! -
This is my go-to prospecting fly for just about any stream/creek/small river. It mimics so many species of insects that trout prey upon it is pretty much universal. Not only can you fish it dry, I have often caught fish while stripping the fly in for another cast. I've compared this fly to other stimulators tied by other online fly stores, and there is no doubt about it. These flies stimulate a strike where others do not. Try it for yourself. These flies last longer and yield more strikes. There's really no substitute.
My Dry Dropper Choice -
By: simslax from Avon CT
Although listed under stoneflies, a yelllow or orange Stimulator in size 12 or 14 is my go-to choice for my dry-dropper rigs. In smaller sizes it can imitate a caddis or small hopper. But it really shines as an indicator with a dropper and every so often the Stimulator gets nailed too- especially in broken faster water. Don't fish the dry / dropper on too fine a tippet though or you will just twist yourself into frustration.
Good Imitation -
By: KevinAZ from Phoenix, AZ
Top 100 Contributor
Well tied. Durable. Good for prospecting when you don't know what else to use.
Great Bugs -
By: Fatboy1519 from Manchester NH
High quality flies, I am impressed. Stand up to all of the abuse a newbie like me can give them.
By: Becket from Southern Virginia
Have yet to fish this fly. Appears to be well tied, a quality Orvis product. Expect very satisfactory results based on history of the pattern.
Top 500 Contributor
A great go-to fly -
By: Otch from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Top 10 Contributor
When nothing else seems to be bringing them to the surface, try tying on one of these. Excellent attractor fly.
Great Fly -
By: cedarriverflyguy from Washington State
These are high quality flies, great for new water or when there is no hatch going on and you're not sure what to use.