Sunday, 20 October 2013 | JP
One of the best (and easiest) Baetis patterns. Try with drab colours for a natural imitation or brighter colours for a grayling attractor pattern. Using an underbody of yellow UTS with a rib of drab olive or brown colours gives a very insect like look to this pattern.
Hook: Fish On Wet 'n' Dry
Bead: Fish On countersunk tungsten
Thread: Fish On UTS
Tails: Cock hackle fibres
Body: Fish On Ultimate Body/Rib (D-section fine)
Thorax: Fish On NBC dubbing
1. This fly is simply a thread body covered by open turns of Ultimate Body/Rib.
2. The key to acheiving a slim tapered body is to tie in your tails and rib at the thorax area then make only one pass down to the tail end of the body and back. Fine thread also helps (Fish on UTS is perfect).
3. Try stretching the Ultimate Body/Rib to vary the thickness of the material.
4. Drab bodies with bright beads are a classic combination buy on pressured waters try a white or pale pink bead for a subtle attractor fly.
The Fish On Team