This month’s fly is the Gunmetal Sparkle Wing RS2. I found this pattern in the book Go-To Flies by Tony Lolli. It was created by a Colorado guide named Chris Eisenhard. This is another example of combining feeding triggers from other existing flies into a very effective creation. The standard RS2 pattern with the addition of a rib and sparkle over the wingcase. Since I discovered this pattern many years ago it has been a good producer when nothing else would work.
Hook - 2x long nymph hook, size 18 – 20
Bead - Gunmetal glass
Thread - gray 16/0 to match body
Tail - gray microfibblts
Rib - extra small silver wire
Body and thorax – superfine gray or olive
Wing - pearl Krystal flash