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Craig Matthews once again reminded me of a very effective tying technique for fishing spinners and Caddis in the late evening – especially for tired ,old eyes. It involves using EP (Enriquo Puglisi) Fibers, BLACK for the wing which is an easy color to pick up in fading light, when the sky is overcast and for those times there is a harsh glare on the water.

This pattern, an Epeorus Spinner, is featured in the current BRF Newsletter and is representative of how one may incorporate this material into the fly pattern:

EP Fibers and Beaver Dubbing

This same wing material has been used for the Mr. T Caddis, D.O.A. Cripple and the Black wing Baetis Cripple. I use it for”Flop Over” Baetis. Examples of many of these patterns may be found HERE…



Flop Over Baetis

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: 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…

EP Fibers have added hours to my Fly Fishing experience, give it a try…


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