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Back to what I do every Fall and Spring, more Baetis/BWO’s…These little guys are always about in some instar, just about everywhere, in moving water…I never have enough…and yes, there is a box full...My favorite time of year… BIG PINE FALL

…the first fly below the box is the last of eighteen patterns. The recipes, links and additional information are now below… FALL BAETIS 2014  

BAETIS/ BWO BOX – FALL 2014… COMBO BAETIS SH

COMBO BAETIS SH …

HOOK: Alec Jackson Chironomid Trout Fly Hook, #17

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck Fibers

ABDOMEN: Combo Thread 6/0, Yellow/Brown – * Coat with Hard As Hull for durability

THORAX: #.13 Dark Honey dubbing – Nature’s Spirit

HACKLE: Dun Hen Neck

I wanted to try this hook out on a soft hackle fly pattern,,,I would also go with the Gamakatsu C13U just because it provides a different profile from the standard soft hackle hooks…it’s what I do… Mat COMBO BAETIS SH

Materials COMBO BAETIS… COMBO BAETIS SH GRP

COMBO BAETIS SOFT HACKLES… . KLINK CDC OL BAETIS

K-BAETIS EMERGER (Olive) …

HOOK: Daiichi 1160,1167, #20 – and smaller when Daiichi makes ’em…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL/SHUCK: AZ Simi Seal, Olive – fringed side out

ABDOMEN: Goose Biot, Olive

RIB: UTC x-sm, Gold Wire

WINGCASE: Midge Diamond Braid, Black

THORAX: Emergence Dubbing, #.3 BWO – Nature’s Spirit

LEGS: Marc Petitjean CDC fibers, Dun

Totally experimental…I never use Hans’ designed hooks for their initial, intended purpose. Maybe one day… Mat K-BAETIS EMERGER

Materials K-BAETIS EMERGER… K-BAETIS EMERGERS

K-BAETIS EMERGERS…   MOO OWENS LOWER MOO…working his MOJO on the Lower Owens… BAETIS BLUE 14

BLUE FL. PT/BLACK BAETIS …

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #18, Daiichi 1110, #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: Fl. Blue Pheasant Tail – Nature’s Spirit

RIB: Gun Metal Blue, x-sm UTC Wire

WINGCASE: Midge Flash Lt. Blue Dun Pearl

THORAX: AZ Simi Seal, #.21 Black Blue

BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook For really cold and blustery late Fall days…

Blue can work miracles on such days on the Lower Owens River… Mat FL BLUE PT BAETIS

Materials FL. PT/BLACK BAETIS… FL BLUE BAETIS GRP

FL. PT/BLACK BAETIS…

OWENS BROWN DEPART

Fall friend…

PEARL ON PEARL BLACK BAETIS

PEARL ON PEARL (Black) BAETIS…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #18 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black – * not pictured in materials

TAIL/SHUCK: Darlon, Amber

ABDOMEN: 1 strand of Black Krystal Flash

RIB: 1 strand of Krystal Flash UV Pearl – * coat abdomen with Hard As Hull

WINGCASE: Midge Diamond Braid, Pearl

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock, Black

LEGS: Fluoro Fiber, Black – 6-8 strands each side

A small Black attractor type Baetis…for those time the Trout are up for something a bit different… Mat PEARL ON PEARL B BAETIS Materials PEARL ON PEARL (Black) BAETIS… PEARL ON PEARL B BAETIS

PEARL ON PEARL (Black) BAETIS… RTO BWO 1

RTO/BWO…

HOOK: Gamakatsu R17-B, #18 – #22

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Olive – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Olive – thorax forward

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium Speckled

ABDOMEN: Lagartun 74 Denier, Olive

RIB: x-sm UTC Gold Wire – * coat abdomen with Hard As Hull for durability

BURST WING: Marc Petitjean Dun CDC

THORAX: AZ Simi Seal, #.12 Olive

BEAD: Tungsten, Black, 1/16″

New hook from Gamakatsu that makes for a slim design…which is exactly what most Baetis/BWO’s are… SLIM Mat RTO:BWO Materials RTO/BWO… RTO:BWO GRP . MOO FLY SHOP

MOO does some FLY SHOP recon (back East)…good things come in small packages MOO FLY SHOP 2

…in early September…  SKARKA EMERGER BWO

SKARKA EMERGER BWO – Dennis Skarka/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, 2457 , #18 – #22

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Olive Dun – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Olive – thorax forward

TAIL/SHUCK: Olive Antron

ABDOMEN: Veevus 16/0, Olive Dun

RIB: Lagartun x-fine, Copper Wire

WINGCASE: EP Trigger Point Int’l Fibers

THORAX: Micro Fine BWO Olive

LEGS: Dun Hen Neck fibers or Nymph Shear Lt. Gray – I tied ’em with both

The SKARKA EMERGER was originally designed to imitate the Sulphurs on the Delaware System by Dennis Skarka of Roscoe, NY. Me and Michael will pay a visit to Catskill Flies and pick up some of his other ties…in the near future Mat SKARKA EMERGER BWO

Materials SKARKA EMERGER BWO… SKARKA EM GRP

SKARKA EMERGERS BWO… NANO BAETIS OL -1-

NANO BAETIS NYMPH (Olive) …

HOOK: TMC 2488, #20 – #22

THREAD: Nano Silk 12/0, Olive – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Olive – thorax forward

TAIL/SHUCK: Sparkle Organza Fibers, Dun

ABDOMEN: Nano Silk 12/0, Olive

WINGCASE: Midge Diamond Braid, Black

THORAX: #.9 Baetis – Nature’s Spirit

LEGS: Fluoro Fiber, Gray – 10- 12 strands each side

A little generic Baetis/BWO using Nano Silk. This is great stuff once one learns how to start it on the hook shank. It is now available through Cascade Crest and I had my bud Dean, at the Spot order, almost every color for me in 18/0…It is a GSP thread that lays extremely flat and will bend saltwater hook before breaking… Mat NANO BAETIS 

Materials NANO BAETIS NYMPH (Olive)… NANO BAETIS GRP

NANO BAETIS… . LOWER OWENS TWILIGHT LOWER OWENS RIVER …at twilight… GFORCE 2 NYMPH BAETIS OLIVE

GFORCE NYMPH (Baetis Olive) – Glen-Young/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 103BL, #17 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – under abdomen and thorax

TAIL/SHUCK: Nymph Shear, Lt. Gray

OVER ABDOMEN: Krystal Flash, UV Pearl – 1 strand – * color entire abdomen with a WP marker in Olive

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine Gold Wire

WINGCASE: Holographic Mylar Motion 1/32″, Black (1/64″ for #21)

THORAX: SLF PRISM, Peacock

LEGS: Nymph Shear, Lt. Gray

BEAD: Killer Caddis Diamond Bead, Midge

HOT SPOT: Veevus 14/0, Red * Cover the back and wingcase of fly with UV Resin of choice…hit with UV Lamp and do final dry/hardening in  sunlight

This is a pattern from South African tier Gary Glen-Young. He spent a lot of time developing it and I have no doubt a lot of Eastern Sierra (and Montana) Trout will gobble this fly. It has a lot of the triggers that I like ! Here is the video… Note how few have witnessed this video, at this point…pity GFORCE UV LIGHT 1

GFORCE NYMPH (Baetis Olive)…UV Torched… Mat G FORCE NYMPH

Materials GFORCE NYMPH… G FORCE OL

May the “G” FORCE be with ya’ !… BURST WC BAETIS L:O

BWC BAETIS (Lt. Olive) …

HOOK: TMC 2488, #16 – #20

THREAD: Uni 8/0, Lt. Olive – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Olive  – thorax forward

TAIL: Partridge Fibers, Brown Olive

ABDOMEN: Super Hair 3-4 strands, Olive

RIB: DNA Holo Fusion, Pearl – 1 strand of flash

THORAX: Ostrich Herl, Olive

WING: DNA Holo Fusion Pearl, small strands and 2 strands of flash, mixed and cut short

WINGCASE/LEGS: 6 strands of Midge Flash, Black

BEAD: Killer Caddis Diamond Bead, Midge – * not pictured in materials for this pattern – see fly pattern above

This is primarily a dropper pattern I would use in the Spring or Fall behind a larger pattern like a Missing Link Caddis that imitates  Brachycentrus… Mat BWC BAETIS

Materials BWC … BWC BAETIS OL

BWC BAETIS (s)….. FIVE BRIDGES LO

Below FIVE BRIDGES on the Lower Owens River outside of Bishop, CA… 5 BRIDGES BAETIS -2-

FIVE BRIDGES BAETIS (Olive) …

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #18 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL/SHUCK: Antron, Copper Brown

ABDOMEN: Working thread

RIB: Ice Thread, Rusty Brown

WINGCASE: Midge Tubing, Black

THORAX: Micro Fine Dubbing, Gray Olive

LEGS: Nymph Shear, Pale Olive – * tie in fibers as a group, pull over thorax and tie down, split and pull to the rear and tie down, then, pull midge tubing over and tie off. Clip the fibers, just past the thorax, on each side

A simple, thin, easy and effective tie. I have never seen anyone using midge tubing for a wingcase…I don’t know why… Mat 5 BRIDGES BAETIS

Materials FIVE BRIDGES BAETIS (Olive)… 5 BRIDGES BAETIS GRP

FIVE BRIDGES BAETIS… QWENS BAETIS 14 BAETIS/BWO HEAVEN… BRN SHEER BAETIS -1-

BROWN SHEAR BAETIS…

HOOK: TMC 103BL, #17 – #21

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Rust – Under abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown – thorax forward

TAIL/SHUCK: Nymph Shear, Brown – Cascade Crest 

ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion, Brown  – solid fibers and one strand of flash

RIB: Lagartun x-fine Copper Wire – * coat abdomen with Hard As Hull

THORAX: 50/50 mix SLF Prism, Hare’s Ear – Hareline #.33 Seal Brown (retro stuff) use a soft brown rabbit dubbing

WINGCASE/LEGS: Fluoro Fiber, Brown or Black, 12-14 strands tied in at thorax, pulled over and split

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

HOT SPOT: * not pictured in materials, 14/o Veevus Thread, Fl. Orange

A flashy Brown Baetis nymph for searching and somewhat off colored water on the Lower “O” – like when the DWP is messing with the flows… Mat BRN SHEAR BAETIS

Materials BROWN SHEAR BAETIS… BRN SHEAR BAETIS GRP

BROWN SHEAR BAETIS… TRIG LOOP EMERGER BWO -1-

TRIGGER LOOP EMERGER/CRIPPLE BWO UV2 …

HOOK:  Gamakatsu C16-B, #18…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – under abdomen and thorax / Tiemco 16/0, Olive – head

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber

OVER ABDOMEN: of white thread – UV2 Turkey Biot, BWO

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, BWO

BURST WINGCASE/WING: Looped EP Trigger Point Int’l fibers – Dun

HACKLE: Whiting Midge Saddle – Dun

An Emerger/Cripple half in and out of the surface film…these are interesting hooks that I will be playing with a lot more… Mat TRIGGER LOOPBWO

Materials TRIGGER LOOP EMERGER… TRIGGER LOOP BWO GRP

TRIGGER LOOP EMERGERS… T TRIG NYMPH GRY BAETIS

TUNGSTEN TRIGGER NYMPH (Baetis Gray) – Mercer/Variant …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1560, #18/Daiichi 1110, #20

THREAD: TIemco 16/0, Charcoal Gray – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – thorax forward

TAIL: Partridge Fibers

ABDOMEN: Tiemco 16/0, Charcoal Gray

RIB: Ice Thread, Black – * coat abdomen with Hard As Hull for durability

LEGS: Partridge Fibers – Feather V-Notched

THORAX: Micro Fine Dub, Baetis Gray

WINGCASE/TRIGGER: Ice Dub, Purple – tightly spun on thread, pushed down into a ball and pulled over thorax

BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook

A Mike Mercer pattern that as usual, I have taken artistic license with…Purple wingcase – but of course!!! Mat TRIGGER NYMPH BAT GRY

Materials TUNGSTEN TRIGGER NYMPH (Baetis Gray)… TRIGGER BAETIS GRAY

TUNGSTEN TRIGGER NYMPHS (Baetis Gray)…. OWENS FALL (BAETIS 14)

One of my favorite places…in the Fall… BOB 2

BOB (Brown/Olive Baetis) …

HOOK: TMC 103BL, #17 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium Speckled

ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion, Olive – fine strands and one strand of flash – * coat with Hard As Hull

WINGCASE: 4-6 strands Black Krystal Flash

THORAX: #.8 Brown Olive Dubbing – Nature’s Spirit

LEGS: Brown Olive Partridge, V-Notched

Something in thin and small on a wide gape hook with just a hint of flash… HOOKMat BOB NYMPH

Materials BOB (Brown/Olive Baetis)… BOB NYMPH GRP

BOB(s)… MOO LOW O -1- Where these would be used this Fall… SNIPER BAETIS RUST -1-

SNIPER BAETIS – Rust – Ramirez/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 2488, #18 – #24

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Rusty Brown- Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown – Thorax forward

TAIL: Hen Back Fibers, Natural

RIB: UTC Wire, x-sm, Black

WINGCASE: Veevus Holographic Tinsel, Brown, Medium

THORAX: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

LEGS: Fluoro Fiber, Brown – 8-10 strands each side (* I tie this in as a group , pull over the thorax and split…pull back to either side and wrap a couple of turns of thread. Then I pull the tinsel over and whip finish. I then add a coat of Hard As Hull to the top of the tinsel for durability)

A nifty little Baetis pattern from the Hopper Juan/A.K.A Juan Ramirez that can be tied in a bunch of colors including PURPLE. It is an offering from Montana Fly CoMat SNIPER BAETIS RUST

Materials SNIPER BAETIS – Rust… SNIPER BAETIS RUST

SNIPER BAETIS – Rust…. DIPHETOR HAGENI -2-

DIPHETOR hageni – family Baetidae …

HOOK: TMC 100SP BL, #18 -#20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Light Speckled

ABDOMEN: 3-4 twisted Golden Brown Marabou Fibers

RIB: x-sm UTC Wire, Gold

WINGCASE: 0.5MM Razor Foam, Opaque Brown

WINGCASE SPLITS: 1 Black Goose Biot tied on each side of wingcase

THORAX: #.19 Dark Honey Dubbing – Nature’s Spirit

LEGS: Speckled Hen Feather, Amber, V-Notched

DIPHETOR hageni would be this guy. Formerly known as Baetis pervus, this little Baetis is the Brown one on the Lower Owens River that is seen in the Fall and Spring. The nymph poses HERE…not a bad idea to have some of these in the fly box… Mat DH BAETIS

Materials DIPHETOR hageni… DH BAETIS

Some DH’s… CDC BUBBLEBACK BLK BAETIS -1- CDC BUBBLEBACK BAETIS, BLACK – Silverman/Variant …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1130, #18- #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Hen Hackle Fibers, Black

ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion,Black – thin fiber strands and one flash strand – * coat with Hard As Hull for durability

BUBBLEBACK: CDC feather, looped loosely, MP – Lt. Mallow or Dun

WING CASE/LEGS: Midge Flash, Black

THORAX: Ice Dub, Peacock

BEAD: Brass or Tungsten, Silver – sized to hook

A Joel Silverman pattern/variant similar to Trina’s Bubbleback Emerger…I am kinda’ partial to using black materials for the wingcase on most of the May Fly Emerger patterns I tie…mostly because May Fly Emergers and nymphs, that are active in the drift, have dark wingcases. Marc Petitjean offers some of the best hand selected CDC that is available in the U.S. I get mine at that place behind the Orange CurtainMat CDC BUBBLEBACK BAT-1-

Materials CDC BUBBLEBACK BAETIS, BLACK… CDC BUBBLEBACK BAETIS GRP -1-

CDC BUBBLEBACK BAETIS … WD-50 GRY -2- WD-50, GRAY – Stout/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 2488, #18 -#24

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Charcoal Gray

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck

ABDOMEN: Working thread

BURST WING: Mallard Flank Fibers. Medium Dun, cut short

WING CASE: Holographic Mylar Motion, 1/32″, Black

THORAX: Micro Fine Dub, Baetis Gray

A variation on the WD-40 designed by Carl Stout. They may be tied in a number of different colors and work exceedingly well in the Eastern Sierras… Mat WD-50 GRAY -1- Materials WD-50, GRAY… WD-50 GRAY GRP -1- WD-50(s), GRAY… NEXT: A couple of streamer patterns, then…the usual small faces…of Diptera

 MORE BAETIS/BWO’s

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A little trip out to Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Store to pick up some hooks and tying materials…so it won’t look like this before I put up the rest of the Baetis/Bwo , Midges, some Streamers and Stones for perusal…

Owens Valley track…in the snow…dead of winter… (this trip, up the mountain, was a lot quicker than that drive out to and from Orange County)…

Some of the stuff that will go into a bunch of new patterns…Hmmmm…lotta’ purple there…

Better get crackin’, this guy is ALWAYS impatient to Fly Fish…

Michael on a cold day on the Lower Owens River…

The place to be on a brisk Fall day in the Owens Valley…

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From the vise and newsletter of Craig Matthew’s Blue Ribbon Flies (designed by Diamond Ray) comes the Pop Top Mayfly pattern.I first saw this extended body in Shane Stalcup’s , “May Flies: Top to Bottom”. I believe the Spirit River, at one time, offered pre made Mayfly bodies based on his design, I did not see them after visiting their site. BRF offers them pre-tied, by the dozen. Shane’s book describes how to create them. A biot body example may be found HERE.

Here is a VIDEO on how to tie extended bodies…

That inverted CDC oiler puff keeps this pattern floating high…

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THE BOOK...with the instructions

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Along with October Caddis, it is approaching that time of year when Baetis/BWO’s become the dominant (Mayfly) species that begin to hatch in early Fall. They decline in activity as temperatures fall dramatically and then, magically reappear on warmer, overcast days during the Winter. Spring brings them back in force… On the Owens River, I have walked a mile or two (upstream and down) and found Baetis/BWO’s which are a different size and color coming off the water. I carry MANY variations. I have posted a number of these patterns including these, which are some of my favorite Baetis patterns:

mike-owens-fallMichael, working up a run, Owens River, Fall…осень

OWENS EMERGER

The Owens Emerger is a good surface film pattern used as a trailer or with a small BB size tuft of yarn 6 inches above the fly. I use Enrico Puglisi “ Powerfull” tippet material for fishing dries and film emergers.
Enrico Puglisi "Powerful Tippet" Material

I have recently been using Stroft GTM which my son Michael brought home from a trip to Paris, with excellent results. For fishing deep, my flurocarbon is always Seaguar.

Hook: Diiachi 1130, TMC 2487, # 16-#18 (20-24 in Fall)

Thread: Gordon Griffiths grey or olive
Tail/shuck: olive brown ice dub
Abdomen: Stalcup’s BWO goose biot/(Tan and light Gray in Fall)
Rib: Largutan fine gold wire
Thorax: Arizona Peacock hares ear
Wing: White sparkle emerger yarn

I also find this pattern , fished deep and all the way through the water column to the surface film – to be very usefull:

KRYSTAL EMERGER / BWO

This fly is a killer pattern in sizes # 18 & # 20 on the Wild Trout section of the Owens River near Bishop, CA – especially in the early spring.

Thread: Gordon Griffiths brown or olive
Hook: Diiachi 1560 or TMC 3761 # 16-20 (22-24 in Fall)
Tail: Olive Zelon straight or kinky
Abdomen: Stalcup’s BWO goose biot (Tan and light Gray in Fall)
Rib: Largutan fine gold wire
Thorax: Olive ostrich herl
Wingcase/legs: Black crystal flash

I fish this pattern deep with twist–ons or higher in the water column with appropriate weight. It may also be fished just under the surface film as a trailer/dropper.

FALL BAETIS


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

HOOK: TMC 2488H or 2488 #16-24

SHUCK: Brown Mayfly Zelon

RIB: Wapsi XSM gold wire

ABDOMEN: Stalcup’s PREMO goose biot, tan (not fringed!)

WINGPAD: 6 strands, pearl FIREFLY

THORAX: Arizona Peacock, Pheasant Tail

I got this idea from Craig Matthew’s Micro Madison Baetis. Again, a little tweak of the pattern for Fall Baetis hatches on Eastern Sierra waters. This one has generated some nice fish for Michael and myself in late October, when the frost stays a little longer on the ground here:
The Owens River in Fall…

CC’S JU JU BAETIS: ( 2 VIEWS )

HOOK: TMC 2488, # 18-22
THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Black
TAIL: Pheasant tail Fibers
UNDERABDOMEN: Uni 8/0 white thread
ABDOMEN: Superhair, 1 Black, 2 Clear Strands
WINGCASE: Pearl Flasabou ( or, Black KF)
GILLS: White Flurofiber, Antron, Zelon ( small amount)

SWISS STRAW BAETIS / BWO

THREAD: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, olive

HOOK: TMC 2488, # 18-24

SHUCK: Light olive Zelon

ABDOMEN: Stalcup’s goose biot, BWO (fringed or not)

WINGCASE: Olive Raffia (swiss straw)

THORAX: Stalcup’s BWO dubbing

UNDER WINGCASE: Green Krystal Flash

LEGS: Olive Zelon, crinkled, half strand

This pattern was designed by a young student at Montana State University in Bozeman. It appeared in one of the premier FF Mags. in 2004. IT KILLS!!! He is going to be an accomplished pattern designer…

BIOT BACK MAY:

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, # 16-18 or TMC 3761 #16-20
THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Olive
TAIL: Olive Pheasant Tail Fibers
ABDOMEN: Wapsi UTC 70 DK. Olive/ Tan for Fall
RIB: Chart. Wapsi wire XSM/ Copper Brown for Fall- SM
WINGPAD: Dk. Brown or Black Goose Biot
THORAX: Olive Brown Ice Dub or SLF Prism, Olive Brown
BEAD: Copper Metal or Tung

I developed this fly for the East Walker River as an alternative to the “Tailwater Tiny”.I also tie this in brown too. It works REAL good…

BATWING BAETIS

Batwing Baetis

Hook: TMC 2487, Diiachi 1130 ,16-20

Thread: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Brown

Tail: Dun hen neck 4-6 fibers

Abdomen: BWO Goose Biot, Tan works well too.

Thorax: Medium Brown Beaver Dub

Bead: x-sm glass, gun metal for 18 & 20

Wing: Fluffy, soft barbs at the base of Dun Hen Neck feather ( tied over thorax & bead convex side up -then tied down behind the eye of the hook).

This pattern appeared in Flyfishing and Flytying Journal about three years ago. It reminds me of the “Wonder Baetis” developed on the Bighorn. I have used this pattern in # 18 & 20 on the lower Owens in the spring. It is a fish catching machine below Five Bridges. This pattern may be modified to match many Mayfly hatches and it is huge success in Ozark tailwaters.

BH BAETIS:

HOOK: TMC 2488, #18-22
THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Black
TAIL: Pheasant Tail Fibers
UNDERABDOMEN: White uni 8/0
ABDOMEN: Superhair, 1 Clear, 1 Black
WING: Clipped Partridge, Natural
BEAD: Glass Gunmetal

Variation on Charlie Craven’s pattern. I use this as a trailer behind a Snowshoe Baetis in the Spring and Fall, Both flies take fish…

More Baetis patterns may be found here:


BAETIS


I will be adding additional BWO/ Batetis patterns in a week or so, thanks Ally

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Where Ally gets her “good Looks”… it is in the DNA…

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GRANDMA

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Maybe her MOTHER too….

…and remember what Gary LaFontaine asked in his new book ” La Fontaine’s Legacy – Pg. 18: “Did you ever see a BWO spinner fall?” And, the answer is? …RIGHT HERE: WESTFLY


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SH Bead PMD Emerger

Hook: TMC 2488, 14-18

Thread: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Brown

Shuck/tail: Brown Zelon

Abdomen: Rusty Brown Goose Biot ( fringed up ) Wapsi

Rib: Largutan fine gold wire

Underwing: kinky light dun zelon

Thorax: PMD yellow, Stalcups

Bead: Gold glass, 15/0

Wings/legs: Partridge

I fish this fly on the swing or with the Leisenring lift. It is a take off of Craig Matthew’s Epeorus Emerger. It has served me well on the Madison and Stillwater, particularly effective fished coming out of riffles and in soft water along banks.

Batwing Baetis

Batwing Baetis

Hook: TMC 2487, Diiachi 1130 ,16-20

Thread: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Brown

Tail: Dun hen neck 4-6 fibers

Abdomen: BWO Goose Biot, Tan works well too.

Thorax: Medium Brown Beaver Dub

Bead: x-sm glass, gun metal for 18 & 20

Wing: Fluffy, soft barbs at the base of Dun Hen Neck feather ( tied over thorax & bead convex side up).

This pattern appeared in Flyfishing and Flytying Journal about three years ago. It reminds me of the “Wonder Baetis” developed on the Bighorn. I have used this pattern in # 18 & 20 on the lower Owens in the spring. It is a fish catching machine below Five Bridges. This pattern may be modified to match many Mayfly hatches and it is huge success in Ozark tailwaters.

Ally’s Nympho

Allys Nympho

Hook: Diiachi 1130, TMC 2487, 16-22

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0 Brown

Tail: Natural Pheasant barbs, 4-6

Abdomen: Danville, 6/0, # 47 thread

Rib: Largutan fine copper wire or Wapsi x-sm

Thorax: Arizona Peacock Dub or Peacock Ice Dub

Wingcase/leg: Peacock or black Krystal Flash, 6 strands

The fish attracting color of Danville # 47 is spectacular! It matches the natural color ( when wet ) of countless insects in the biomass of rivers EVERYWHERE. It also is the same color of my daughter Ally’s hair ( when dry ). This is a great sub for the Pheasant Tail and a quick tie. Use the black wing case and legs prior to a PMD hatch. Try it!

Mike’s Wisdom

Mike\'s Wisdom Green

Mike\'s Wisdom Black

Hook: TMC 5262, # 12-16

Thread: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0 Red

Weight: Wraps of .010 or .015 Lead Sub.

Tail: Mini-marabou plumes olive, black or brown

Abdomen: Arizona Simi-seal, olive, black or brown or other color ( dub loop, stiff brush, cut to profile)

Years ago, I started tying my own versions of Denny Rickard’s Seal Bugger for use in Eastern Sierra lakes and rivers. My son Michael REALLY had a ball with these. That big Alpers Rainbow he caught at Virginia Lakes gobbled one. So, he suggested an easy to tie, smaller offering. With the assistance of Fisherman’s Spot, resident fly guru, Dean Endress, this is the result. It is a reliable fish attractor on most waters with leeches and, in olive, works as a serviceable punk perch. Thanks guys!

Left over Klink

Left over Klink

Hook: Partridge 15BN, #16-20

Thread: Gordon Griffiths 14/0, or Benechi 12/0 brown, olive or black

Tail: brown, olive or black hen neck

Abdomen: Wapsi UTC 70, brown, olive-brown, rusty- brown, olive or black / covered with clear micro tubing or color desired.

Rib: Wapsi x-sm gold, copper or silver

Thorax: (Behind a copper, gold or silver bead) olive brown, UV black or peacock Ice Dub

Wing/legs: brown, olive or black hen neck

So I have these remaining Klinkhammer hooks and what to do? I like it better in the available small sizes than the TMC 200R – superior gape. The fish seem to like it ( think Flav, Mahogany etc…) Rust bites back on the Stillwater!

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