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This is Charlie Craven’s Purple Jujubaetis, developed three years ago as an offshoot of the original Jujubaetis. Charlie’s flies –  JUST CATCH FISH… According to a great article Walter Wiese wrote for  Flyfishing & Tying Journal, “Charlie (Craven) suggests fishing the Purple Jujubaetis under gray skies or during rain and snow storms, in other words, when Baetis mayflies are most active”.

LIKE THIS:

This pattern was developed as an experiment, but after Charlie’s son tried it out on Colorado’s Blue and other Colorado rivers and received rave reviews, he started production tying them. It is suggested to fish this pattern in tandem with an imitative pattern. Charlie says this pattern usually wins out…

CRAVEN’S PURPLE JUJUBAETIS

HOOK: TMC 2488, # 16 – # 22

THREAD: (Abdomen)- 74 Denier White…I used Gordon Griffith 14/0 Sheer, White

THREAD: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0 Sheer, Black

TAIL: Mottled Brown India Hen neck fibers

ABDOMEN: Two strands purple and one strand Blue Super Hair, over tapered White thread underbody

WING CASE/ LEGS: Brown Fluro Fiber or similar synthetic

FLASHBACK: Medium Opal Mirage Tinsel

THORAX: Black thread

COATING: Five minute epoxy (optional)

* Note: I tie this pattern using Black Holo Tinsel for the Flashback and also with Black Midge, Krystal Flash for the Flashback and legs…

Here is Charlie Craven’s excellent tutorial for the Jujubaetis

“Hey Michael, I got a new Baetis pattern for you to try!!!”…disnterested DOG and BOY on the Lower Owens River…

MORE BWO’s /BAETIS coming…

PT/TB

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Fall is almost here. So…it is time for Fall fly patterns like BWO’s/ Baetis, Midges and Streamers… Over the next few weeks, I will be adding some of those patterns here – along with a stonefly or two that are always hanging around in the water, pushing some Trout strikes…

My favorite time of year..Big Pine Creek, Big Pine, CA…

Somebody’s watchin’ me as I get ready for a cold day on the Owens River, Bishop, CA…

Michael is already in the river, pulling a big streamer…

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Some stuff I’ve been messing with. I use these patterns more than any other. Somewhere, every day of the year, these bugs will be present- trout prefer them and they will generally take these guys in multiple hatch situations…

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Michael and Ally approve….two critics as harsh as TROUT!!!

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BWO SnoShu Pull Over:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Olive

Hook: TMC 2487 or Daiichi 1130, #16-#20

Shuck: Brown Zelon

Abdomen: Stalcup’s BWO Goose Biot, fringed or Flat

Thorax: Olive Beaver

Wing: Dun Snow Shoe Hare, pulled over thorax

Good slow water, hanging body pattern. I prefer Snow Shoe hair to CDC. It ties up well on small patterns, floats extremely well and doesn’t matte and collect dirt like CDC…

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BWO SnoShu Sparkle Dun:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Brown

Hook: TMC 100 or Daiichi 1130, # 16-#22

Shuck: Dun Zelon

Body: Stalcup’s BWO Micro Dub

Wing: Dun Snow Shoe Hair, clipped and pulled down at sides into a fan

Another good flat water fly. The wing is easier to tie and more durable than deer hair…

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Bat Wing Baetis:

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Bat Wing Baetis (Top View):

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Gray or Olive

Hook: TMC 2487 or Daiichi 1130, #16-#20

Tail: Dun Hen Hackle Barbs

Abdomen: BWO or Olive Goose Biot ( I use Stalcup’s)

Wing: Fluffy, butt end of a Dun Hen feather, mounted convex side up and pulled over Abdomen and Bead

Abdomen: Brown or Dk. Tan Beaver

Bead: Gun Metal Glass or Black Metal

I put this pattern up earlier. This is a better photo and the top view may assist in understanding how it is tied. This fly has accounted for more Trout than any other except for the KF Emerger, whih is one of the first patterns I put up. I fish this fly from the bottom to the top of the water column…it bangs ’em all the way…

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BH Krystal Flash BWO:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Black

Hook: TMC 2488, #16-#22

Bead: Metallic Glass, x-sm

Shuck: Dun Zelon

Abdomen: 4-6 Strands of Olive and Black Krystal Flash, twisted into rope

Thorax: Peacock SLF Prism

Wingcase: 6 Strands Black Krystal Flash

Leg: Partridge, I cut out a V section in feather, tie in and pull KF over

A great searching pattern prior to a BWO/Baetis hatch. Colors may be changed to meet local inhabitants!!!

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KF Baetis Nymph:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Olive

Hook: TMC 2457 or Daiichi 1120, #16-#20

Tail: 3-6 Dun Hen Hackle Fibers

Abdomen: 4-6 Strands Peacock/Rusty Brown or Olive/Black Krystal Flash, twisted into a rope

Wingcase: 6 strands Black Krystal Flash

Thorax: Dk. Brown Hare’s Ear, picked out

A Rick Hafele pattern that really works!!! I like the Peacock/ Rusty Brown for the Owens in the Spring…Bottom to top, it nails Trout…


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Brown and Olive KF SnoShu BWO:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Brown

Hook: TMC 2487 or Daiichi 1130, #16-#20

Tail: 6-8 Dun Hen Hackle Fibers

Abdomen: Rusty Brown/ Olive Krystal Flash, twisted into a rope, 4-6 strands

Thorax: Dk. Hare’s Ear/ Rusty Brown Antron chopped and mixed

Wing: Dun Snow Shoe Hare

I like to use this pattern in the Fall on the Owens when it seems the Baetis run more to a Tan/Brown color. This came about after using Craig Matthew’s Tommahawk pattern which he originally created for PMD’s on the Madison. That pattern picked up some nice fish, this picked up more…


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BH Olive Brown KF LEG Emerger:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Black

Hook: Daiichi 1560, #16-#18, TMC 3761, # 16-#18

Bead: Copper

Tail: 6-8 Fibers, Mottled Brown, Hen Hackle

Abdomen: Olive Goose Biot

Rib: Danville 6/0, # 47, Tobacco Brown thread

Thorax: Dk. Hare’s Ear

Wingcase/ Legs: 6 strands Black Krystal Flash, pulled over abdomen,tied down, separated and pulled back along sides

Another Fall pattern for the Owens that I fish deep…



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BWO Emerger/Biot KF:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Brown

Hook: TMC 2487 or Daiichi 1130, #16-#20

Shuck: Olive Zelon

Abdomen: BWO or Olive Goose Biot, Flat or Fringed

Thorax: Arizona Peacock Dub

Wingcase/Legs: 6 Strands Black Krystal Flash, tied in, pulled over and separated

Another flash pattern that I fish through the water column. I have found this pattern useful on the East Walker in the Spring…

cdc-baetis-emergerCDC Baetis Emerger:

Thraed: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Olive

Hook: TMC 2487 or Daiichi 1130, #16-#20

Shuck: Brown/Olive Zelon, mixed, 12-16 strands

Abdomen: Olive Pheasant Tail

Rib: Pearl Krystal Flash

Thorax: Stalcup’s BWO Micro Dub

Wing: Dun CDC Puffs (2), clipped at an angle

A great emerger pattern for the Owens and East walker when it is freezing, cloudy and buckets of water are pouring out of the sky. KEEP THE WING CLEAN…


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Flop Over Baetis…Neal Streeks…

Thread: Gordon Griffiths 14/0, Gray

Hook: TMC 101 or Daiichi 1110, #16-#22

Taik: Dun Hackle Fibers

Body: Gray Superfine or other Gray (Adams) Dub /Flyrite poly

Wing: Black Hi-Vis or Enrico Puglisi EP Fibers for existing light conditions (black,pink,orange or white)

A good expended/cripple BWO/Baetis Pattern that came from the Flyfishing & Tying Journal. I like this fly during a hatch along slower water near banks and especially in back eddys. The black wing helps me on cloudy days and yes, it is supposed to drift on it’s side…

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Pheasant and Folded Foam (a ‘la McGee):

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Black

HooK: TMC 5262 #16-#18 or Mustad 9671 # 14-#20

Tail/Shuck: Dun Zelon

Abdomen: Olive Pheasant Tail

Rib: Green Metallic Wapsi Wire, x-sm

Hackle: Grizzly Dyed Dun, Rooster, tied behind wing at an angle

Wing: 2mm furniture packing foam, tilted forward

This is a John Gantner pattern that appears in the Winter 2009 issue of Flyfishing and Tying Journal. I have not used it yet but it looks real “fishy” and based on John Gantner’s rep. I believe it is a winner. The McGee part come from a BWO abdomen that Allen McGee uses for one of his BWO soft hackles. I will report on this flies’ effectiveness later…



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Gamma SnoShu Hackle BWO:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Olive

Hook: Gammakatsu C15-BV, #16-#18

Shuck: Olive Zelon

Abdomen: BWO Turkey Biot, Fringed

Thorax: Stalcup’s BWO Micro Dub

Hackle: Grizzly Dyed Dun, Rooster

Wing: Dun Snow Shoe Hare

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Gamma Olive Biot SnoShu Hackle Baetis:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Black

Hook: Gammakatsu C15-BV, #16-#18

Shuck: Light Olive Zelon

Abdomen: Olive Turkey Biot, Fringed

Thorax: Dark Hare’s Ear

Hackle: Grizzly Dyed Dun, Rooster

Wing: Snow Shoe Hare, Dun

These Gammakatsu hooks are recent arrivals, so I have not had an opportunity to fish these flies. I know exactly where I want to place one in a spot on the Owens…a full report will follow…


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GB Hot Creek Baetis:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Brown or Black

Hook: TMC 3761, # 16-#20

Bead: Pearl, x-sm

Tail: Partridge Fibers

Abdomen: Blended Dk. Hare’s Mask and Olive Hare’s Mask, 70/30

Rib: Pearl Krystal Flash

Thorax: Same blend as Abdomen with Rusty Brown Angora Goat, Olive Angora Goat fibers Mixed, 70/15/15

Wingcase: 12 strands, sm Black Holo Tinsel

A Yvonne Gaines pattern. She uses the TMC 5263 hook in size # 16 and omits a wing case. I have tweaked it to more emulate a BWO/Baetis. I like her blend choices. We will see how this works…I’ll let Michael try this one – he loves Hot Creek…


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Grey Olive SnoShu Puff Baetis:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Brown

Hook: TMC 2487 or Daiichi 1130, #16-#22

Shuck: Light Olive Zelon

Abdomen: BWO Goose Biot, Fringed

Wing: Dun Snow Shoe Hare, thick, clipped at an angle

Thorax: Stalcup’s BWO ( Brown/Olive) Micro Dub

This is a floater!! !And, it lasts so much longer than the same pattern with CDC…

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Gun Metal HE Baetis:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Black

Hook: Daiichi 1560, #16-#18 or TMC 3761, #16-#18

Bead: Gunmetal

Tail: Brown Hen

Abdomen: Light Hare’s Ear

Thorax: Dk.Hare’s Ear mixed with Rusty Brown Antron, 80/20

Rib: x-sm copper wire

Wingcase/Legs: Black Krystal Flash or Pearl Krystal Flash, 6 strands, tied back and separated

An excellent searching pattern, fished deep…

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Hare’n Hen Baetis:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Brown

Hook: TMC 3761, # 16-#20

Tail: Mottled Brown Hen

Abdomen: Lt. Hare’s Ear mixed with Rusty Brown Antron, 70/30

Thorax: Dk. Hare’s Ear

Rib: Rusty Brown Krystal Flash

Wingcase: 12 strands sm Black, Holo Tinsel

Good Fall Baetis pattern fished through the water column. I sometime use this fly as a trailer behind a Seal Bugger…

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Matthew’s Sparkle Dun BWO:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Gray or Olive

Hook: TMC 900BL

Shuck: Dun or Olive Zelon

Body: Stalcup’s BWO or Olive/Brown Micro Dub

Wing: Coastal Deer Hair, Fanned

Craig Matthews classic slow water pattern…

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Mercury GB Baetis:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Olive

Hook: TMC 200R, #16-#20

Bead: Glass Mercury

Shuck: Light Olive Zelon

Abdomen: Olive Biot, Fringed

Thorax: Olive Hare’s Ear with chopped Olive Antron, 70/30

Wingcase: 2 strands Geen Krystal Flash covered with Olive Swiss Straw (Raffia)

Legs: Olive Zelon

A Rocky Mountain fly that has caught several fish for me on the East Walker…heh,heh…


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ML’s Floating DH BWO :

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Gray

Hook: TMC 100, #16-#20

Shuck: Brown Zelon( over entire body, helde in place by ribbing)

Rib: Largutan, fine copper wire

Abdomen: Pheasant tail Fibers

Thorax: Stalcup’s BWO Micro Dub

Wingcase: Natural Deer Hair ( Coastal)

Mike Lawson’s classic floating BWO. I also tie it with Olive Zelon, Olive Pheasant tail and green metallic wire…


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Owens Red Thread BWO Nymph:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Black

Hook: Daiichi 1130, #18-#22

Tail: Pheasant tail Fibers (3)

Abdomen: Lt. Olive uni. 8/0

Rib: Largutan fine Copper wire

Bead: 1/16 Copper

Abdomen: Olive Hare’s Ear – picked out

Wingcase: 6 strands Black or Pearl Krystal Flash

Collar: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Red

Every so often, those picky Browns in the Owens River go for something with a touch of red in it, I created this for those occasions…


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CB Hare BWO:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Brown

Hook: Daiichi 1130 #18-#22

Bead: 1/16 Copper

Tail/Shuck: Brown/Olive Zelon

Abdomen: Hare’s Ear – Medium (#3)

Rib: Wapsi, x-sm red wire

Abdomen: Dk. Hare’s Ear

Wingcase: 6 strands Black or pearl Krystal Flash

Something else with a hint of red for Mr. Brown…

snoshu-sparkle-dun-bwo

SnoShu Sparkle Dun:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Olive

Hook: TMC 2488, #16-#20

Shuck: Olive Zelon

Shuck: Olive Goose Biot, Fringed

Abdomen: Rainbow Sow Scud dubbing mixed with Olive Antron (chopped) 50/50

Wing: Dun Snow Shoe Hare

Surprise for big Browns, love this hook it’s gap, it’s strength….


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Wyatt’s Deer Hair Emerger BWO:

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Black

Hook: Daiichi 1130, #16-#18

Abdomen: Olive Hare’s Ear

Rib: Uni. 8/0, Black -tied in mid hook

Thorax: Spiky Olive Hare’s Ear, picked out

Wing: Deer Hair (Coastal)

Bob Wyatt’s DHE. Only wing and thorax should be treated with flotant. Abdomen hangs below the surface film. I’ve used this on the East Walker, below the dam with some success….


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