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Summertime and PMD’s…What follows will be a smattering of patterns to cover the Western versions – to include Nymphs, Emerger/Cripples, Duns and Spinners. I have not attended, in scope, to these little crawler fellows in about seven years…so here goes…

PMD BOX SUMMER 2016

PMD BOX, Summer 2016…

TWO TONE PMD SPINNER

TWO TONE PMD SPINNER – Streeks/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110. #16 – #20

THREAD: Benecci 12/0, Yellow

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dun

WING: Lt. Dun Zelon, Kinky

THORAX: #.2 Infrequens – Nature’s Spirit

The first of Montana Guide Neale Streeks PMD patterns…All three of these included patterns have appeared in Flyfishing & Tying Journal, they are good ones…

Mat TWO TONE PMD SPINNER

Materials TWO TONE PMD SPINNER…

TWO TONE PMD SPINNERs GRP

TWO TONE PMD SPINNERs…#18 – #20…

BODY QUILL UV2 PMD SPROUT - 2

BODY QUILL UV2 PMD SPROUT EMERGER – Brooks/Variant…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1130, #16 – #18

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Brown – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill – Thorax forward

SHUCK: Brown Zelon

ABDOMEN: Veevus Rusty Brown Body Quill over Lagartun thread

PARACHUTE POST: Rainy’s 1/16″ Cyl. Foam – color of choice – Yellow in this instance

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, PMD

HACKLE: Whiting, Dun

A Bob Brooks pattern variant using Vevus Body Quill for the Abdomen…I like this material !!! Double it over for these small patterns…Brooks designs fly patterns for Solitude Fly

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Where Bob Brooks originated the above pattern…Hot Creek, CA…

Mat BODY QUILL UV2 PMD SPROUT EMERGER

Materials BODY QUILL UV2 PMD SPROUT EMERGER…

SPROUT PMD EMERGER

PMD SPROUT EMERGER/CRIPPLE – Brooks/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #16 – #18

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier,Yellow – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill, Thorax forward

SHUCK: Brown Zelon

ABDOMEN: UTC 70 Denier, Yellow

PARACHUTE POST: Rainy’s 1/16′ cal. foam – color of choice, in this instance – White

THORAX: Fine & Dry PMD dubbing

Hackle: Whiting 100, Dun

Another Bob Brooks pattern. This patter was developed while he was the river keeper at Hot Creek. I go there once in awhile…

Mat PMD SPROUT EMERGER-CRIPPLE

Materials PMD SPROUT EMERGER/CRIPPLE…

BODY QUILL UV2 PMD SPROUT EMERGER & PMD SPROUT EMERGER-CRIPPLE GRP

SPROUTIN’ out…All #18’s…

TWO TONE PMD DUN

TWO TONE PMD DUN – Streeks/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Benecchi 12/0,Yellow

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dun

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dubbing, Sulphur Orange

PARACHUTE POST: McFlyon, Gold

THORAX: Micro Fine Dubbing, PMD, Olive Dun

HACKLE: Dun

The second Neale Sreeks  PMD dry pattern included in this series. He is among those tiers that like to hackle their parachutes with the hackle facing dull side up so that the pattern floats lower in the surface film…

Mat TWO TONE PMD DUN

Materials TWO TONE PMD DUN…

TWO TONE PMD DUNs GRP

TWO TONE PMD DUNs… #18’s…

T-47 SH PMD EMERGER

T-47 SH PMD EMERGER …

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #16 – #18

THREAD: Danville #47 Tobacco Brown, 6/0 – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill, thorax forward

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck over Brown Zelon

RIB: Lagartun x-fine, copper

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

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, PMD

HACKLE: Hen Neck, Dun

A simple PMD soft hackle which may be fished in the surface film dead drift or swung…

Mat T-47 SH PMD EMERGER

Materials T-47 SH PMD EMERGER…

T-47 SH PMD EMERGERs GRP

T-47 SH PMD EMERGERs…#18’s…

FLOP-OVER PMD SPINNER

FLOP-OVER PMD SPINNER – Streeks/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dun

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dubbing, Sulphur Yellow

WING: White Antron Yarn

THORAX: Fine & Dry PMD Dubbing

The third of Neale Streeks PMD patterns. I tie a version of this in a BWO as well. They imitate the duns that have collapsed onto one side as the float downstream, about to give up the ghost…

Mat FLOP OVER PMD

Materials FLOP-OVER PMD SPINNER …

FLOP OVER PMDs GRP

FLOP-OVER PMD SPINNERS…#18 & #20…

MOO'S HC BANKER PMD

MOO’S HOT CREEK BANKER PMD …

HOOK: TMC 2488, #16 – #18

THREAD: Benecchi 12/0, Yellow

SHUCK: DNA Holofusion, Brown, 6-8 fibers

ABDOMEN: Working thread

THORAX: #.14 Tannish Yellow Natural Dubbing – Nature’s Spirit

HACKLE: Dun, 5-6 wraps, v-notch at bottom so it floats flush in the film

Something small and thin for Michael, in a PMD version, that is meant to be fished tight up against an undercut bank…oh yeah…

Mat MOO'S HC BANKER PMD

Materials  MOO’S HOT CREEK BANKER PMD…

MOO'S HC BANKER PMDs GRP

MOO’S HOT CREEK BANKER PMDs – #16 & #18…

FOUND LINK PMD

FOUND LINK PMD – Galloup/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 102Y, #15 – #19

THREAD: Benecchi 12/0, Yellow

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dun

ABDOMEN: UV2 Turkey Biot – PMD – * Coat thread with Zap- A- Gap before wrapping biot for durability

THORAX: Ice Dub UV Lt. Yellow

UNDERWINGS: Zelon, Golden Ginger

WING: Premium Yearling Elk, #.49, Bleached – Nature’s Spirit

A Kelly Galloup pattern which may be found HERE. I really like this particular threader PMD patterns and have started using a lot more Coq De Leon for tailing floating May Fly patterns…

MAT FOUND LINK PMD

Materials FOUND LINK PMD…

FOUND LINK PMD'S GRP

FOUND LINK PMD’s …#17…

FOLDED FOAM PMD C-E

FOLDED FOAM PMD C/E – Matthews/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

SHUCK: Zelon, Brown

ABDOMEN: Fine & Dry Dubbing, PMD

WINGCASE: Razor Foam, Translucent Dun, 1MM, doubled over and tied in at rear of thorax

HACKLE: Dun – v-notch hackleso it floats flush, in the film

Craig Matthews ties the Baetis version HERE …note that I have hackled my version though the thorax and not in front of it…just a preference…

 

Mat FOLDED FOAM PMD C-E

Materials FOLDED FOAM PMD C/E…

FOLDED FOAM PMD C-E GRP

FOLDED FOAM PMDs C/E…#18’s…

PMD BOX SUMMER 2016 HALF

PMD BOX …half-way there…

DOWNEY'S WONDER NYMPH PMD

DOWNEY’S WONDER NYMPH – PMD, Downey/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #14 – #18

THREAD: Uni. 8/0, Rusty Brown

TAIL: Mallard Flank, Dyed Woodduck

RIB: UTC Wire, Hot Yellow, sm

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dubbing, Cinnamon

THORAX: 50% Awesome Possum – Orange, chopped / 50% Ligas #.35 Medium Hare’s Ear

WING: Fluff on stem from the base of a Grizzly Hen Neck, tied in convex side up and pulled over the thorax

A Brad Downey pattern that Charlie Craven ties a version of HERE…I also tie BWO/Baetis versions of this fly…They work real good…

Mat DOWNEYS WONDER NYMPH PMD

Materials DOWNEY’S WONDER NYMPH – PMD…

DOWNEYS WONDER NYMPG PMD GRP

DOWNEY’S WONDER NYMPHs – PMD – #16’s…

UV2 DNA RS2 PMD

UV2 DNA RS2 PMD Cripple- Chung/Variant…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Semperfli Nano Silk, 12/0, Yellow

SHUCK: Zelon, Brown

ABDOMEN: UV2 Turkey Biot, PMD – * Zap-A-Gap thread before wrapping for durability

WING: DNA Holofusion, White – include 3 strands of flash with white fibers

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, PMD

Simple Rim Chung cripple take on the PMD…

Mat UV2 DNA RS2 PMD

Materials UV2 DNA RS2 PMD Cripple…

UV2 DNA RS2 PMD GRP

UV2 DNA RS2 PMD Cripples…#16’s…

PMD EMERGER LT OLIVE PEPER

PMD EMERGER, LT. OLIVE – Peper/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #14-#18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL/SHUCK: Lemon Woodduck over Brown Zelon

ABDOMEN: Goose Biot #.1 PMD – Nature’s Spirit – * use Zap-A-Gap on thread abdomen before wrapping biot for durability

UNDERWING: Zelon, Lt. Dun, Kinky

WING: #.1 Blue Dun CDC – Marc Petitjean

THORAX: Stalcup’s Micr Fine PMD, Olive Dun

This is an Eric Peper variant. Some of his other PMD patterns may be viewed HERE

Mat PMD EMERGER LT OLIVE

Materials PMD EMERGER, LT. OLIVE…

PMD EMERGERS LT OLIVE GRP

PMD EMERGERs, LT. OLIVE…#16’s…

PT & FOLDED FOAM PMD CRIPPLE

PHEASANT AND FOLDED FOAM PMD CRIPPLE – Gantner/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1167, #18 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dk. Brown – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill – Thorax forward

SHUCK: Zelon, Brown

ABDOMEN: Rusty Brown Pheasant Tail, (Wapsi PT P051)

THORAX: (*not pictured) UV2 Fine & Dry PMD Dubbing

WING: Razor Foam, .5MM,Translucent Dun, Folded over and tied to shank

HACKLE: Dun, 6-8 wraps

These John Gantner patterns are normally tied on straight shank hooks. I wanted to try some on the Klinkhammer hooks and will be doing some BWO’s/Baetis on these Daiichi 1167 hooks in my Fall Baetis post…The hackle is tied in front of the thread at an angle, pushing the foam wing forward. Then the tread is worked through the hackle and whip finished in front of the foam wing…

 

Mat PHEASANT TAIL AND FOLDED FOAM PMD

Materials PHEASANT AND FOLDED FOAM PMD CRIPPLE…

PT & FOLDED FOAM PMD GRP

PHEASANT AND FOLDED FOAM PMD CRIPPLEs…

FIREFLY PMD TAN 2

FIRE FLY PMD (Tan)…

Hook: TMC 2488, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

TAIL: Partridge, Lt. Brown

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, Gold

ABDOMEN: Stripped Peacock Eye, Natural

WINGCASE: 10-12 Strands Fire Fly, Pearl – * Coat wit UV Resin

THORAX: Dyed Peacock, Orange

LEGS: V-Notched Partridge

BEAD: Gold Tungsten, 5/64″ or 3/32″

A Tan, small PMD Nymph – keeping with the theme that PMD nymphs appear in a wide variety of colors even in the same bio mass…

Mat FIEFLY PMD TAN

Materials FIRE FLY PMD (Tan)…

FIREFLY PMD TAN GRP

FIRE FLY PMDs (Tan)…

PMD HOLOSHIMMER NYMPH BROWN

LT. COPPER HOLOSHIMMER PMD NYMPH (Brown)…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1560, #14 -#18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

TAIL: Dyed Brown Pheasant Tail

RIB: Holoshimmer #6011, Lt. Copper

ABDOMEN: Dyed Brown Pheasant Tail

WINGCASE: Medallion Sheeting, Buggy Brown – * Coat with UV Resin

THORAX: UV2 Dyed Peacock, Brown

LEGS: Dyed Brown Pheasant Tail, 3 fibers each side

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten, Brown – sized to hook

A pheasant tail nymph done in a Dark Brown to more directly represent PMD nymphs, which vary in color ,more than any other May Fly…

Mat COPPER SHIMMER PMD BROWN

Materials LT. COPPER HOLOSHIMMER PMD NYMPH (Brown)…

COPPER SHIMMER PMD Brown GRP

LT. COPPER HOLOSHIMMER PMD NYMPHs (Brown)…

LOWRIDER PMD W&M NYMPH

LOWRIDER PMD NYMPH (Jig/Wire/Mink) …

HOOK: Umpqua/Hanak C 400BL, #16

THREAD: Under Abdomen – UTC 70 Denier, Black / Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown, Thorax forward

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Ginger speckled

ABDOMEN: UTC Copper Brown, sm – * Coat with Dave’s Flexament

THORAX: Mink Body, natural brown

BEAD: Copper slotted Tungsten, 3/32″

This is a heavy jig version of this fly pattern which has consistently produced for me during PMD hatches…

Mat LOWRIDER PMD NYMPH

Materials LOWRIDER PMD NYMPH…

LOWRIDER PMD NYMPHs GRP

LOWRIDER PMD NYMPHs… #16’s…

SLIM ICE PMD NYMPH

SLIM ICE & ICE PMD NYMPH – Wiese/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 2488, #16 – #18

THREAD: Uni. 8/0, Rusty Brown – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown – Thorax forward

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck, Barred

ABDOMEN: Uni. Thread

RIB: Black Ice Thread – * Coat with Hard As Hull for durability

WINGCASE: Midge Diamond Braid, Black – * Coat with UV Resin

THORAX: Ice Dub., Pheasant Tail

LEGS: V-Notched Brown Partridge

I used Walt Wiese’s “Skinny Nymph” as a template for this pattern with some variations…

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Yeah…they work here…

Mat SLIM ICE PMD NYMPH

Materials SLIM ICE & ICE PMD NYMPH…

SLIM ICE PMD NYMPHS GRP

SLIM ICE & ICE PMD NYMPHs…

OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPH

OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPH…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1110, #16-#18

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Rusty Brown – Abdomen / Gordon Griffith 14/0 Sheer, Orange – Thorax forward

TAIL: Brown Partridge

CARAPACE (BACK):Single Strand Micro Opal Flashabou, 1/100″

ABDOMEN: Lagartun Rusty Brown Thread

RIB: Lagartun x-fine, Copper – * Coat abdomen with Hard As Hull for durability

WINGCASE/LEGS: 6 Strands Black Krystal Flash

THORAX: STS Tribal Dubbing, Fiery Brown

Keeping with the theme of thin, a PMD nymph that would probably be most effective on waters close to hillsides with Iron Ore deposits – like the Frying Pan or Stillwater River in MT.

Mat OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPH

Materials OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPH…

OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPHS GRP

OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPHs…

QUILL N' FOAM PMD NYMPH BRN

QUILL N’ FOAM PMD NYMPH, Brown – TMC 113BLH, #14- #18…

HOOK:  TMC 113BLH, #14- #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Dk. Brown – Thorax forward

TAIL: Woodduck, Lemon, barred

ABDOMEN: Veevus Body Quill, Rust

RIB: Fine or X-fine Copper Lagartun wire  *Coat with Hard As Hull

WINGCASE: .5MM Black Razor Foam

THORAX:  #.23 PMD Brown Emergence Dubbing – Nature’s Spirit picked out  for legs

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

Something very thin, exactly what the abdomens on PMD’s are…

Mat QUILL & FOAM PMD NYMPH

Materials QUILL N’ FOAM PMD NYMPH…

QUILL & FOAM PMD NYMPHS GRP

QUILL N’ FOAM PMD NYMPHS…

YNP HATCH CHART

They are already hatching in some places…

 

 

PT/TB

 

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That time of year again and I always tie up a bunch of these bugs for the Fall and Early Winter season. Most patterns are primarily in Brown, Tan, and Black – nymph, emerger, cripple and  a dun and spinner pattern, with a couple of traditional Olives tossed in. I tie more Baetis/BWO’s than any other May Fly patterns. In their book “Western Mayfly Hatches -From the Rockies to the Pacific”, Hafele and Hughes report that there are more than sixty (60) species of Baetidae occurring in the West…I have met a few…

FALL BAETIS 2013 FINAL -1-FALL BAETIS/BWO’s 2013…

Fun Baetis/BWO Facts:

From Rick Hafele

From Ralph Cutter

KEEL KRYSTAL EMERGER -3-KEEL KRYSTAL EMERGER BWO – Murphy/Variant …

HOOK:  Gamakatsu C13U, #18 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Charcoal Gray

SHUCK: Z-Lon, Kinky, Olive – sparse

ABDOMEN: Premo Goose Biot BWO – may be tied fringed or flat – both work * coat thread base with Hard As Hull before wrapping

RIB: Optional – Lagartun x-fine Gold or Copper wire

THORAX: Natural Gray Ostrich Herl

WING CASE/LEGS: Six strands of Black Krystal Flash pulled over thorax, split and tied back as legs

This is a Rick Murphy pattern that I tie in many different colors for Baetis. I am testing it out on this very thin Keel Hook. It is one of the best patterns I have used on the Lower Owens River for Emerging Baetis/BWO’s…

OWENS ROAD -1-The Lower Owens River stretching back. in serpentine fashion, towards the White Mountains outside of Bishop, CA….

Mat KEEL KRYSTAL EMERGER -1-Materials KEEL KRYSTAL EMERGER BWO…

KEEL KRYSTAL EMERGERS -1-KEEL KRYSTAL EMERGERS BWO…

LO 5B ROAD -1-Where any of these BWO’s/BAETIS might be encountered – during any given year…

LIL OLIVE DNA FLEXI BAETIS -2-Lil’ LIGHT OLIVE DNA FLEXI BAETIS …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1130, #18 – #20

THREAD: Under Abdomen – Tiemco 16/0, White – Thorax forward – Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL: Premium Partridge Fibers – Nature’s Spirit #6., Brown Olive

ABDOMEN: A few strands of Non flash DNA Holo Fusion, Olive – wrapped over white thread

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock Eye, Olive Dun – Spirit River

WING CASE: Flexi-Floss, Black

LEGS: V-notched Brown/Olive Partridge feather from center back of skin

A  small Olive with a not overly blinged black wing case…

Mat LIL OLICE BAETIS DNA-FLEX -1-Materials Lil’ LIGHT OLIVE DNA FLEXI BAETIS…

Lil OLIVE BAETIS NYMPH -1-LIGHT OLIVE DNA FLEXI BAETIS…

DROWN BAETIS SPINNER SV -2-DROWN BAETIS SPINNER – Rust – Schollmeyer/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 101. #18 – #22

TAIL: Split Coq De Leon, Dun

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Rust – * Coat with Hard As Hull

WING9s): White Antron

OPTIONAL: Thorax – Rust Spinner dubbing #.10 – Nature’s Spirit – *treat with watershed to float in the surface film

A standard, drowned spinner pattern form Jim Schollmeyer…

DROWNED BAETIS SPINNER GRP -1-DROWN BAETIS SPINNER(s) – Rust

Mat DROWNED B S -1-Materials DROWN BAETIS SPINNER

FAST WATER EMERGER BWO -1-FAST WATER EMERGER –  BAETIS – Nemec/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 200R, #18 – #20…this is a #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Dun Z-Lon

RIB: Midge Flash, Light Blue Dun

ABDOMEN: 2 Plume feathers each – Olive and Shad Gray Marabou – twisted and wrapped forward…

POST: White, 1/16′ Foam cylinder

HACKLE: Whiting Saddle, Dun

The BWO version designed by Reno, NV fly tier Jan Nemec…they work… nicely !!!

Mat FAST WATER EMERGER BAETIS -1-Materials FAST WATER EMERGER BAETIS…

FAST WATER EMERGERS BAETIS GRP -1-FAST WATER EMERGERS – BAETIS…

POP OWENS BAETIS 13 -1-The “old guy” in the Fall on the Lower Owens River…

DARK DNA WONDER BAETIS -1-

DARK DNA WONDER BAETIS – Downey/Variant …

HOOK: -TMC 103BL, #19 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dun

ABDOMEN: A few strands of Black DNA non-flash Holo Fusion

THORAX: Peacock Ice Dub

FLASH BACK: 1/64″ Strand of Holgraphic Mylar Motion, Black

WING: Dark Grizzyy Hen Neck – fluff from the base of the stem, tied in convex side up and pulled over thorax

Brad Downey pattern, similar to the Bat Wing Baetis without a bead…use as an emerger

Mat DARK WONDER BAETIS -1-Materials DARK DNA WONDER BAETIS…

DARK WONDER BAETIS -2-DARK DNA WONDER BAETIS Batch…

BAETIS FOAM EM BRN OL -2-BAETIS FOAM EMERGER (Brown/Olive) – Matthews/Variant …

HOOK:  TMC 100BL, #18 – #22

THREAD: Under Abdomen – Tiemco 16/0, White – Thorax Forward – Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Olive Brown

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

EMERGING WING: Looped Razor Foam, .5mm , Gray

HACKLE: Whiting Saddle, Dun – trimmed at bottom so fly rides flush in the surface film…

This is one of Craig Matthew’s patterns from Blue Ribbon Flies. I carry many of his BAETIS/BWO fly patterns – ’cause they work ! The video for this pattern may be found HERE

BAETIS MOO HAND -2-Hand of Michael with a Brown-Olive Baetis on the East Walker River…

Mat BAETIS FOAM EM BRN -1-Materials BAETIS FOAM EMERGER (Brown/Olive) – Matthews/Variant…

BAETIS FOAM EM BRN -1- BAETIS FOAM EMERGER(s) – Brown/Olive…

SILVER BAK BRNBAETISSILVER BAK BROWN BAETIS …

HOOK:  TMC 100SP BL, #18 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Dark Brown

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

RIB: Ultra Wire, Red, X-sm

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail, Brown

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Dark Brown

WING CASE: Strand of Silver Fire Fly over Mottled Brown Thin Skin * coat with UV resin of choice

From time to time, I will use small PT nymphs with a silver wing case. This one is coated with UV Knotsense. I carry them because on those occasions, when they are working, the results can be spectacular…

Mat SILVER BAC BRN BAETIS -1-Materials SILVER BAK BROWN BAETIS…

SILVER BAC BRN BAETIS's -1-SILVER BAK BROWN BAETIS… #20’s…

MOO OWENS WINTER -2-The “young guy”, Michael on the Lower Owens – in Winter…

SNOSHOE EM DUN -1-SNOW SHOE EMERGING DUN (Olive) – Shane Stalcup/ Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 101, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Gray

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail, Olive

RIB: Midge Flash, Pearl

THORAX: Salcup’s Micro Fine Dubbing, BWO, Gray/Olive

LEGS: Gray Z-Lon (* not pictured in materials)

WING: Snowshoe Hare, Dun

This pattern is based on Shane Stalcup’s CDC Emerging Dun. The late tier use Goose biots for the abdomen and tied this pattern in Gray, Tan and Olive. His patterns are always included in my boxes because they are among the best I use. If further information about his patterns is desired. I highly recommend THIS BOOK

Mat STALCUP'S EMER DUN -1-Materials SNOW SHOE EMERGING DUN (Olive)…

STALCUP'S EMER DUN -1-SNOW SHOE EMERGING DUNS (Olive)…

CRIPPLE THOR BWO Var -1-CRIPPLE THOR (BWO) – Hile/Variant…this is a #21…

HOOK:  TMC 103BL, #17 – #21

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

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Light Speckled

RIB: Lagartun x-fine or fine Gold Wire

ABDOMEN: Veevus 16/0, Olive Dun tying thread

THORAX: Micro Fine BWO Dubbing

WING: Snowshoe Hare, Dark Dun – tied in, built up behind head, clipped and fanned to sides of hook

This pattern was featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Flyfishing & Tying Journal in an article by Jim Schollmeyer (ppgs.48-51)…it was originally tied using CDC for the wing and Woodduck barbs for the tail…I changed it because CDC is a bit fussy to use and time consuming to fish IMHO…

Mat CRIPPLE THOR BAETIS -1-Materials CRIPPLE THOR (BWO)…

CRIPPLE THOR BAETIS -1-CRIPPLE THOR (BWO’s)…

MOO EWR _10-BAETIS/BWO Boy on the East Walker River…

SAWYER PT LAW VAR -1-SAWYER PT – Lawton/Variant …

HOOK:  TMC 100SP BL, #16 – #20

RIBBING: Copper or Copper Brown UTC wire, sm or x-sm Copper or Red –  using #22 -#24 hooks. lock to hook when starting with a drop of Super Glue

TAIL: Pheasant Tail with 3 strands of Midge Flash, Pearl – beneath

ABDOMEN/THORAX: Natural Pheasant Tail wrapped around ribbing wire – 3 layers at thorax and ends pulled over to make emerging wing…

This is Terry Lawton’s version of Frank Sawyer’s PT Nymph…the one that all other PT’s are based on…I like this !

Mat SAWYER PT VAR -1-Materials SAWYER PT – Lawton/Variant…your call on the wire, this is Copper Brown, SM…

SAWYER PT VAR's -1-SAWYER PT Variants…

TMB -1-TMB (Tan Marabou Baetis) …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1560, #18, TMC 100BL, #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Ginger Speckled

RIB: Lagartun x-fine Gold or Copper wire

ABDOMEN: 2 tan and 2 Golden Brown Marabou plume feathers, twisted and wrapped forward

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Dark Brown – picked out for legs

WING CASE: (*not pictured in materials) Rusty Brown Krystal Flash topped with a dollop of UV resin…yummy

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Metallic Brown, sized to hook

Something in tan/brown to bounce along the bottom on a dead drift. I like using Rusty Brown Krystal Flash in a lot of nymph patterns…it just seems to be a good trigger for Trout and marabou is suggestive of gills and movement…

Mat TMB -1-Materials TMB (Tan Marabou Baetis)…

TMB's -1-TMB’s…

TUNG PPS BAETIS -2-TUNG PPS BAETIS SH (Purple Peacock & Starling)…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1560, #18 –  TMC 101, #20

THREAD : Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium Speckled

ABDOMEN: 12/0 Nano Silk, Black

RIB: Three twisted strands of Chartreuse Fluoro Fibre – * Coat with Hard As Hull

THORAX: Iridescent Purple Peacock Eye – Spirit River

HACKLE: Dyed Purple Starling – White Fox Fur and Feather Co

BEAD: Silver Tungsten – sized to hook

A little black Baetis soft hackle pattern using Coq De Leon for tailing. I have used a bunch of these in this series because I like the sparkle they provide as opposed to other types of feathers usually used for tailing…

Mat PP & STAR SH BAETIS -1-Materials TUNG PPS BAETIS SH (Purple Peacock & Starling)…

PP N' STARLING SH BAETIS -1-TUNG PPS BAETIS SH’s (Purple Peacock & Starling)…

KEEL BAETIS BRN -1-KEEL BAETIS EMERGER (Brown) …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1250, #18 – TMC 206BL, #18 – #20 -Gamakatsu C13U, #18 – #20

THREAD: Under Abdomen- Tiemco 16/0, White – Thorax Forward – Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

RIB: 3 strands of non-flash DNA Holo Fusion, twisted, White

OVER ABDOMEN: 12/0 Nano Silk, Brown – * Coat with Hard As Hull after ribbing

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, Hexigenia

WING: (Material not pictured) Dark Dun CDC tips – Nature’s Spirit

An RS2 type emerging Brown Baetis tied on a keel style hook because I don’t see a lot of these being used and Bateis/Bwo’s are swimming May Flies as nymphs and emergers…

Mat KEEL BAETIS -1-Materials KEEL BAETIS EMERGER (Brown)…Dark Dun CDC- Nature’s Spirit– (not pictured)…

KEEL BAETIS s BRN GRP -1-KEEL BAETIS EMERGER (s) (Brown)…

GB BAETIS TAN -1-GOLD GLASS BEAD BAETIS EMERGER (Tan-ish) …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1550 or1560, #18 or Daiichi 1130, #18 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Light Cahill

SHUCK: Golden Ginger Z-Lon

RIB: Lagartun x-fine Gold Wire

ABDOMEN: Goose Biot #.20 Callibaetis – Nature’s Spirit

WING CASE: six strands Midge Flash, Black

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, Callibaetis

LEGS: Natural Hen Back fibers – V-notched

BEAD: Gold Glass, x-sm

A tan-ish Baetis nymph with a bit of sparkle. I use a lot of black for wing cases because May Fly nymph wing cases turn dark,  just before emergence and this is the period that they are most active and available to the trout…

Mat GGB BAETIS EM TAN -1-Materials GOLD GLASS BEAD BAETIS EMERGER (s)… (Tan-ish)…

WILD TROUT SEC LO -1-BAETIS/BWO kinda’ day…Wild Trout Section. Lower Owens River…

GOLD GB BAETIS EM TAN -1-GOLD GLASS BEAD BAETIS EMERGER (s)…

Baetis_tricaudatusI -1-Baetis tricaudatus …(from discoverlife.org)

WINTER BAETIS SH -1-WINTER BAETIS SH (Black)…

HOOK: TMC 102Y, #19 – TMC 900BL, #18- #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

RIB: 1 strand Chartreuse Midge Flash

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail – Black

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock Eye, Brown – Spirit River

HACKLE: Natural Starling

Another Black Baetis which may be swung or dead drifted. The iridescent peacock eyes have a number of different uses…

Mat WINTER BAETIS SH BLK -1-Materials WINTER BAETIS SH (Black)…

WINTER BAETIS SH's BLK -1-WINTER BAETIS SH’s (Black)…

CDL BLACK TUNG BW -1-CDL TUNG BAT WING BAETIS (Black) – Petersen/Variant-

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #20 or TMC 2487, #18 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

ABDOMEN: Three strands of Black Krystal Flash – tied flat

WING: Fluffy base at the stem of a small Dun Hen Neck Feather – tied in, convex side up and pulled over thorax and bead

THORAX: AZ Synthetic dubbing, Chocolate

BEAD: Black Tungsten 5/64″ or 1/16″ …depending on hook size

I tie quite of the Bat Wing patterns to match various May Flies. Black is a good color to have handy for Baetis/Bwo’s. My tying bud, Dean Endress and I have encountered these black guys all up and down the course of the Lower Owens River…and they are probably found in most Western tail waters as these bugs start to emerge. This one, with a tungsten bead is meant to be fished deep. Substitute a brass black or copper bead to fish it higher in the water column – dead drift or swung,  in and below riffle water…

OWENS BAETIS DAY -1-…that might work in here…

Mat BAT WING TUNG BAETIS BLK -1-Materials CDL TUNG BAT WING BAETIS (Black)…

BAT WING TUNG BAETIS BLK -1- CDL TUNG BAT WING BAETIS Bunch…

OWENS EMERGER BRN -1-OWENS EMERGER (Brown) …

HOOK: TMC 2487 or Daiichi 1130, #18 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Light Cahill – Under Abdomen – Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown, Thorax forward

SHUCK: Strands of SLF Prism, kept sparse

ABDOMEN: Small bunch of non-flash strands DNA Holo Fusion, Brown – over Light Cahill thread

WING: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Gray – post base of material on the hook shank so it does not crumple and splay all over the place

THORAX: 50% Mink, Natural Brown – 50% Nature’s Spirit, #8. Brown Olive

This is a pattern that has worked well on the Lower Owens River (see link) through the years. I fish it as a trailer, just under or on the water’s surface. If there is a desire to fish this sub-surface, use dun CDC and tilt the wing to the rear as on an RS2. The mink in the thorax traps air bubbles so do no dub it on too tightly…

Mat OWENS EMERGER BRN -1-Materials OWENS EMERGER (Brown)…

OWENS EMERGERS BRN -1-OWENS EMERGER(s) – (Brown)…

CDL KF MED BRN B NYMPH -1-CDL KF NYMPH (Med. Brown Baetis) – Hughes/Variant –  – (this is a #20)…

HOOK: TMC 100SP-BL. #16-#20

THREAD:Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

ABDOMEN: 3-5 strands of Medium Brown Krystal Flash – tied flat

WING CASE: 6 strands of Black Krystal Flash

THORAX: 50% Buggy Nymph Dubbing – Lava Brown – 50% #8. Brown Olive, Nature’s Spirit dubbing

LEGS: Natural Speckled Hen

This is a simple Dave Hughes nymph pattern with the addition of legs, which are V-notched and tied in. This may also be tied in Black and Tan – two other colors that I frequently run into on Eastern Sierra waters…

Mat CDL BAETIS BRN NYMPH -1-Materials for CDL KF NYMPH (Med. Brown Baetis)…

CDL BAETIS BRN NYMPH -1-CDL KF NYMPH (s) (Med. Brown Baetis)…

One or two more HERE:

BAETIS/BWO’s # 1

BAETIS/ BWO’s # 2

BAETIS/ BWO’s # 3

BAETIS/ BWO’s # 4

BAETIS/ BWO’s # 5

BAETIS/ BWO’s # 6

BAETIS/BWO’s  #7

NEXT: A few scuds…

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