Originally Posted by dhayden
What's your favorite BWO (Baetis) nymph patterns?
are drawing lots of attention on the rivers in my area these past couple of weeks and I have been hauling the mail
nymphing ahead of - and during
- the hatch with the tandem of #16 simple BHPT (olive) followed by a #18 RS2 (olive). Put nearly four (4) dozen in the net over my last two (2) trips to the Provo River... most preferring the RS2.
--Hook: #16 scud hook
--Bead: small, tungsten (copper colored)
--Thread: UTC 70 (light olive)
--Tail/Body: three (3) pheasant tail fibres
--Rib: fine gold wire
Tied on a scud hook, the #16 fishes like a #18
--Hook: #18 Nymph (2X heavy, 1X long)
--Thread: veevus 14/0 (brown)
--Tails: two (2) white Microfibbets, tied split
--Abdomen: one (1) strand of six (6) strand DMC floss (medium olive)
--Wing Tuft: small loop, folded Pearl Braid
--Thorax: dubbed Superfine (adams gray)
This fly fished "OK" for me in it's traditional tie... switched to the Pearl Braid wing tuft (thank you for the 100th time Charlie Craven) and it really seemed to add a trigger effect and the catch rate went way up.
Depending on the depth of your stream/river you may need to add some weight to get 'em down... especially in fast water.