2004 - Jimmy Z
The origin of the Jimmy Z came during the original One Fly in 1986. Dave Robinson and Jimmy Gabettas decided to combine the calf tail wing and chartreuse body of Reynolds Pomeroy’s winning 1986 Lime Trude with the deer hair head of a Muddler Minnow, which was also a high scoring fly. A few years later they borrowed the silhouette and rubber legs from the Turck Tarantula, giving the fly its current form. The name came from the combination of Jimmy Gabettas first name and Dave Robinson’s fishing style similar to Zorro’s blade.