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Notes: Rim ChungDesigned by Rim Chung. RS2 stands for Rim's Semblance #2. It was designed originally for baetis and midges on the South Platte in the mid 1970's. The body of the fly hangs down into the surface file and the wing looks like an emerging midge. By trimming off the tails, a better midge pattern emerges... no pun intended.
The RS2 is tied in many different colors: Pale Yellow, Olive, Black, and Gray being the most popular. The Body Material can vary from the Beaver Dubbing that Rim originally chose, to Haretron, Superfine, and Quill Biots. Rim Chung always ties the tail with Dun Microfibbets but Moose Hair is sometimes substituted. The wing material also varies...Rim used the dark dun webbing from the base of Dun Saddle Hackles.. Many others prefer to use CDC, Antron, Hi Vis, or foam. The wing is usually trimmed at an upward slant where the length of the wing is about the same as the thorax. When CDC is used, the pattern is often referred to as a CDC Dun. If Antron or Z-lon fibers are substituted for the tailing material, the pattern is often designated as an emerger, ie CDC Emerger. What makes the RS2 unique is not the materials used but the way they are tied forming a simple pattern that can be modified to many types of hatches, particularly with Baetis.

The pattern is marketed by fly merchants but often without the attributes the Rim displays with those patterns that he ties. Rim was one of the first tiers to construct contrasting colorations to the body and thorax. His technique of dubbing the thread to create a rope effect allowing a thin segmentation to the body. Commercially available Beaver Dubbing has become shorter in fiber lengths through blending processes and dyeing. Rim requires the fibers to be at least 1/2 inch in length to create the rope effect with hand twisting. Today, with the shorter fibers, you may need to use a dubbing spinner tool to get the same effect.

"The essence of zen is the beauty of simple things. Fly or Nymph Fishermen tend to fall into one of the above three categories. I am a semblance minimalist fly fisher and only carry 5 or 6 different patterns. I used to carry around 3000 patterns, I was an exact imitationalist, as I was a commercial tyer in my youth. But nowadays it’s just Rim Chung’s RS2, the Improved Yong Special, the YKnot, the Calgon Fly, Andy Kim’s micro egg and a pheasant tail variant. If I found my former methodology more effective, I'd return to it. But minimalism suits me, and the fish as well. " Rim Chung April 20th, 2020


Variations:



RS2 BWO
RS2


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RS2 PMD
RS2


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RS2 Trico
RS2


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RS2 March Brown
RS2


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RS2 Hendrickson
RS2


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CDC Dun Callibaetis
RS2


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CDC Emerger PMD
CDC Emerger PMD


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CDC Emerger BWO w/Glass Bead
CDC Emerger BWO


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