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Old 05-05-2014, 05:09 PM
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Default Easy to tie BWO nymphs?

I am possibly making a trip to the North Platte this weekend, and from what I have heard, I should be sure to have some BWO nymphs/emergers in the box. Does anybody out there have some fairly easy patterns I could tie up? I am not a great tyer by any stretch of the imagination, but I would much rather catch some fish on a fly that I tied than on some that I bought. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Default Re: Easy to tie BWO nymphs?

BWO, are you talking Baetis ?

Common size this time of the year is #20.

The easiest pattern to tie for that fly is the RS-2.
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Default Re: Easy to tie BWO nymphs?

You beat me to it. Yep, RS2 is on the menu of the day.
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Default Re: Easy to tie BWO nymphs?

What section of the North Platte ? Northgate canyon end or Grey Reef end ?

RS2 is always a safe bet, I always have good luck with Barr Emerger BWO as well.
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Everything RS2...

Tying the RS2 Fly | One Fly Fisherman


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Default Re: Easy to tie BWO nymphs?

thanks guys, sounds like I need to tie up a a few rs2s. I also came across this super simple pattern, it is much like an rs2, I think I will tie up a few of both, and hopefully I can catch a fish on them. how about colors? Grey, olive, and black?

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Default Re: Easy to tie BWO nymphs?

Another super easy one is Frank Sawyer's original Pheasant Tail nymph. Just some pheasant tail fibers and copper wire wrapped on a hook, couldn't be simpler.

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thanks guys, sounds like I need to tie up a a few rs2s. I also came across this super simple pattern, it is much like an rs2, I think I will tie up a few of both, and hopefully I can catch a fish on them. how about colors? Grey, olive, and black?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb6wbe5Z0eA

I tie them in Olive, Gray, Black and Brown for Baetis/BWO's. I also use a Silver, Mercury or Pearl glass bead for the head and usually, moose hair for the tails ...

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Default Re: Easy to tie BWO nymphs?

thread body nymph tied with olive thread is about the easiest fly to tie and its quick and deadly, i catch a lot of fish on that fly
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Default Re: Easy to tie BWO nymphs?

Here are a couple I like when the baetis are popping:

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KG's EPF Halfback BWO Emerger
Hook: DaiRiki 125 size 16-20
Thread: 70 Denier brown-olive
Shuck: Simi-Seal amber dubbing
Abdomen: Olive-gray goose biot
Thorax: BWO Super Fine dubbing
Wingcase: Electronics packing foam
Legs: BWO dyed CDC puff


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KG's CDC Parasol BWO
Hook: DaiRiki 125 sizes 14-20
Thread: 70 Denier brown-olive
Tail: Amber dubbing tied in as shuck
Abdomen: Olive-gray goose biot
Thorax: BWO Super Fine dubbing
Wingcase: Med. Dun CDC puff
Wing: Medium dun CDC puff

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