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The Batwing Pattern was developed by Tracy Peterson. This is the PMD Emerger based on his design. I first saw this pattern in The Flyfishing & Tying Journal in Spring 2006. I tied up a bunch of the Batwing Baetis Emergers in #16-#20 and just whacked the Trout in here:

Owens River, below 5 Bridges…

This pattern can play a number of different roles – drowned natural, a cripple, a stillborn emerger and even a spinner. This fly may be fished from the bottom of the water column to just under the syrface film. It makes a great dropper…I keep about eighteen of sizes #16 -#20 in my arsenal at all times…Michael puts a lot of these little fellows in the the stream vegetation…

The materials needed for this tie…

Why it is called A Batwing…

Batwing PMD EMERGER…

Hook: Tmc 2487, Daiichi 1130, Mustad C49s – #16-#20

THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0 Sheer, Brown or Tan

BEAD: Yellow Glass, 2.3mm for #16, 2.0mm for #18 & #20

TAIL/SHUCK: Ginger Zelon or fibers from a Ginger Hen neck

ABDOMEN: Rusty Pheasant Tail fibers

THORAX: PMD Beaver Dubbing

RIB: Wapsi Copper/Brown or Copper sm. or extra sm.

WING: Fluffy butt from a dyed light dun hen hackle

TOP VIEW…

One may substitute a number of different materials to match almost any May Fly hatch…

Michael looks like he has lost one already…West Walker River, CA…

PT/TB

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