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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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This particular nymph, which may look a lot like another PMD Nymph, was tied with a couple of VERY SPECIFIC locations in mind. If I were going to use this pattern say, on the Madison, Boulder, Roaring Fork, Owens, Big Hole,Big Horn, Jefferson, Missouri,Owens or East Walker Rivers, to mention a few, it would incorporate slightly different colors for the abdomen, thorax,and rib…I became aware of the effectiveness of Danville, 6/0 #47 years ago on the Stillwater River and on the Frying Pan River. There is a reason the colors work so well in just these places…let me know what that might be…

ALLY knows, but she ain’t talkin’…

I would use it here:

The Frying Pan River, several miles below Ruedi Res., near Basalt, CO…

The Stillwater River, near Moraine on a drizzly day in July…perfect for extended PMD hatches…

STILLWATER PMD NYMPH


HOOK: Daiichi 1560,#16-#18 or TMC 3761 #16-#20

THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0 Sheer Brown, Danville 6/0, #47, Tobacco Brown

TAIL: Partridge, lower back, speckled Brown

RIB: Wapsi, copper/brown sm.

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

WING CASE: 6 strands, Holo Flashabou, Black

THORAX: Natural Mink underfur

LEGS: Partidge, lower back, speckled Brown – V Notched and tied in in front of thorax, wingcase then pulled over.

Angled to show wing case…

Seen from below…

Natural Mink fur plays an important role in its use in the thorax. This fur has the ability to trap air bubbles…it may be tap mixed with other materials in one’s blender…just a touch!!! The Holo Black Flashabou  Wing Case is there because

Ready to go…

Angelo’s thinkin’ about it…

NEXT: Bat Wing PMD

PT/TB

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