Posted by Tim on September 09, 1997 at 14:12:53:
In Reply to: Attractors/Stimulators posted by Jim Howard on September 08, 1997 at 19:13:02:
> Anybody got time for a question from a neophyte? I've noticed in a couple of postings the mention of a stimulator or attractor. Could somebody explain what this is and how it works? I've deduced (perhaps incorrectly) that it is used in conjunction with a nymph, but I'm not quite clear on when you would/wouldn't use it and how it might work. Would you use it in place of or with a strike indicator?
> Sorry for what I'm sure seems like a simple question, but everybody has to start somewhere!
Jim - basically, flies can be divided into two catagories, attractors and imitations. An imitation is any fly pattern (wet, dry, nymph) that mimics a real insect or larva. These are used primarily when there is a noticable hatch that the fish are feeding on, and you need
Hope this helps.