Friday, October 14, 2011

Baetis/BWO Pattern

Now that “Baetis Time” is upon us here is another Baetis/BWO pattern. 
Give this pattern a try (YOU can't have too many Baetis/BWO patterns) it has served me well. 
When tied in the appropriate sizes it is an excellent Baetis/BWO as well as a General Purpose Mayfly pattern.
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Iron Bridge Olive Mayfly V1 (aka Iron Bridge Baetis V1)
By: Larry Jurgens
Hook: Dai-Riki #280, TMC 100/101/501
Size: 16 ~ 22
Thread: Olive Dun 8/0 UNI Thread
Tail: Medium Pardo Whiting Farms Coq de Leon Tailing Barbules
Wing: Medium Dun Float-Vis
Abdomen: #9 Baetis Nature’s Spirit Turkey Biot Quill “Vane”, See Notes
Thorax: Blue Wing Olive Superfine Dubbing
Hackle: Olive Dyed Silver Badger or Olive Dyed Grizzly Whiting Saddle, See Notes
Head: Tying Thread
The “vane” barbule is from the opposite side of the biot on a primary wing feather or a barbule from a secondary wing feather.
This pattern can be tied with or without the “standing rib”. The fish don’t seem to mind one way or the other!
 The hackle is one size under-sized e.g., size 18 hook equals size 20 hackle.
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