I remember the utter confidence I had in this fly...I knew carp would eat it. Then for some reason I switched up to this type of stuff.
A simple rubber legged hares ear. Looks basic, is basic, but one particular spring it was absolutely my favorite fly.
I have used a ton of different patterns now, my fly box is usually awash in colors and marabou and rubber legs, but more and more I am becoming convinced that the pattern truly is less important than the presentation.
This year, the plan is to carry less variety, but in more colors. I am tying the basic green nymph in various shades and with several hackles...sans rubber legs and as simple as possible. I am betting I still catch quite a few fish.