The RS2 fly or ‘Rays Semblance’ is a pattern that was developed in the early 1970s by American angler Rim Chung. Don’t be fooled by this simple little fly, it almost alway produces favorable results when fished. It’s probably best known as the go to pattern for a blue winged olive emerger, but it also has many variants that can be fished under most circumstances the whole year round. It can be fished as a dry fly, emerger or nymph for both midges and mayflies.
RS2 fly is, in my humble opinion, one of the best fishing flies ever designed. If you haven’t fished with the RS2 fly, you don’t know what you have been missing. Tie a couple of these up in # 18, 20 and the next time that fish are rising, but whatever you try won’t work, tie one of these on…It’s a game changer!
Born in England, Barry Ord Clarke is an internationally acclaimed and much published photographer and writer, including several photographs in the National portrait gallery collection in London. He is a regular contributor to numerous fishing magazines world wide. He has also written, Co written and contributed to more than 30 books about fly fishing and fly tying. He has also won medals in some of the worlds most prestigious fly tying competitions.
Specializing in fly tying/fishing, his photography work has taken him all over the world to more than 40 different countries. He is also consultant to O. Mustad & son, the worlds largest hook manufacture.
For the past 17 years Barry has lived in Norway with his family in the town of Skien, where he spends his free time fishing and elk & deer hunting.
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