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    Post A DOZEN Fall Baetis/BWO's...

    For the Eastern Sierras...and, a few "other" places...

    Below the glacier at a pond along Big Pine Creek, Big Pine, CA...

    Da' BOX...

    RS-2 TUBE BROWN BAETIS, #20-#22…Rim Chung/Shane Stalcup/ PT…side view…

    HOOK: TMC 200R, #20-#22

    THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

    TAIL: Two Moose Body fibers (or black barbetts)

    ABDOMEN: Micro Tubing, Brown

    WING: Premium CDC, Medium Dun, (TroutHunter)

    THORAX: Hare-Tron Dubbin, Dark Brown

    GLASS BEAD: Diamond, Killer Caddis, 15/0, Midge

    The RS-2, developed and designed by Rim Chung, is one of those must patterns for any fly box. It is like a Pheasant Tail or WD-40 when one needs useful Baetis/BWO patterns for Spring, Fall or anytime – anywhere…it JUST WORKS. This is a bit of a take off, with a micro tube abdomen and Glass Bead. The late Shane Stalcup has this pattern in his book, “Mayflies – Top to Bottom”. He uses partridge for legs…I started using this pattern long ago and used them exclusively (with glass beads),for two weeks, on the Madison River, at $3.00 Bridge – to test their effectiveness. They are machines…this variation may be tied in many colors using various shades of micro tubing, differing thread colors beneath the abdomen and fine dubbings…

    PIB BAETIS…(“Paint It Black” – Baetis). #18…

    HOOK: TMC 5262, #18

    THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

    TAIL: Coq De Leon, Speckled Black

    RIB: Lagartun Fine Wire, Violet

    FLASH BACK: Mirage Opal Tinsel, SM

    ABDOMEN: Micro Tubing, Black

    WING CASE: Stalcup’s Flash Back, Black

    THORAX: Ice Dub, UV Black

    WING STUBS: Marc Petitjean Select CDC Feather Fibers, Lt. Mallow

    BEAD: Black Tungsten

    Late Fall and Winter Baetis/BWO’s come in darker shades, especially when they are about to “POP”…I have tied several variations on this theme for use in these conditions…

    IRON LOTUS BWO/BAETIS…Egan…(Variant)…tilted view

    HOOK: TMC 2488, #16-#20 or TMC 2487, Daiichi 1130

    THREAD: Wapsi 70 Denier, Brown/Olive for abdomen

    RIB: White, Uni, 6/0, twisted…cover abdomen with a coat of SHAN or Loon UV Knot Sense

    WING CASE: Scud Back 1/8″ or strip of Black Thin Skin

    HOT SPOT: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Red thread (Datum Glo-Brite works too!!!)

    BEAD: Gold Tungsten, sized to hook

    What else needs to be said…It is a Lance Egan pattern…

    B’s “BLACK MAMBA” Winter BAETIS…#20…

    HOOK: TMC 100SPBL, #20

    THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

    TAIL: Soft Hen Hackle Saddle, Black

    RIB: Midge Rainbow Flash (Cascade Crest)…coat abdomen with SHAN

    THORAX: Purple UV Ice Dub

    LEGS: Midge Flash, Black

    BEAD: Silver Brass or Tungsten, 5/64″

    The anti-“Silver Streak” and because, down deep, on the East Walker River this pattern will slay ‘em…“B” would be me…

    6X EMERGER (Baetis) – Variant…Clayton Molinero…

    HOOK: TMC 3761, #18 or TMC 2487, Daiichii 1130, #18

    THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Black or Brown

    RIB: X-SM gold or copper wire

    ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail Fibers

    WING: White Zelon

    THORAX: Peacock Herl..or, in this instance - Dyed Purple, Iridescent Peacock Herl… (Hence variant)

    An older pattern that has caught more that its’ fair share of Trout in the Yellowstone area…revived by Craig Matthews and BRF

    KG’s Halfback/Foamback BAETIS – (Variant)…Tilted view…

    HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18-#22

    THREAD: Body – Wapsi Ultra 70 Denier, Brown

    THREAD: Thorax forward – Tiemco 16/0 Brown

    TAIL / SHUCK: Amber Sparkle Emerger Yarn

    RIB: Wapsi wire, x-SM, Chartreuse

    ABDOMEN: Tying thread

    THORAX: UV Ice Dub, Brown

    WING CASE: Electronics packing foam

    LEGS: Midge Flash, Black

    KG would be Kelly Glissmeyer. This is a good one that I have, as usual, tweaked a bit…the addition of the MF legs and sparkle emerger yarn shuck…(Kelly uses Zelon). A little dumpster diving will provide a wealth of that electronics packing foam, which has numerous applications…This fly works most excellent as a trailer, just below the surface film…


    HOOK: TMC 101, #18-#22

    THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Gray

    TAIL / SHUCK: Blue Zelon

    ABDOMEN: Royal Blue Krystal Flash

    RIB: X-SM Wapsi wire, Silver

    WING CASE: Larva Lace, Floss, Blue

    THORAX: UV Ice DUB, Dun

    LEGS: Fluoro Fiber, Black

    Since my experience with the “Palinista” Midge on the East Walker River, I decided to come up with a ridiculously Blue Baetis nymph for my son Michael…I can’t wait to see what inhales this…


    HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #16-#20

    THREAD: Abdomen – Waspsi Ultra 70 denier, Tan

    THREAD: Thorax forward – Tiemco 16/0, Brown

    TAIL: Lemon Wood Duck Fibers

    OVER ABDOMEN: 5x Mono

    WING CASE: Purple Flexi Floss

    THORAX: Nature’s Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing #8, Brown Olive

    LEGS: Lemon Wood Duck Fibers

    Another interesting pattern out of the BIG R Fly Shop in Great Falls, MT…I tweaketh…

    BROWN BAETIS DRY EMERGER…Schmidt / Variant…tilted view…

    HOOK: Daiichi 1100, #20-#22
    THREAD: Tiemco, 16/0, Olive
    TAIL: Partridge Fibers
    ABDOMEN: Nature’s Spirit, Brown/Olive # 8. – Dubbing…I used a dubbing loop for segmentation
    THORAX: Nature’s Spirit Emergence Dub., Rusty Olive # 82.
    UNDER WING: Mottled CDC, Med. Dun
    OVER WING: Partridge

    This is a Pat Dorsey find from Blue Quill Angler…Tweaked it a bit for the Eastern Sierras…and in particular, for the Lower Owens River...

    FLUORO KF BAETIS NYMPH…tilted view…Schollmeyer

    HOOK: Gamakatsu R10-B (Retainer Bend, Barbless), #16-#18
    THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black
    TAIL: Hen Saddle Patch Fibers, Black
    ABDOMEN: 2-4 Strands, Black Krystal Flash
    THORAX: Nature’s Spirit Fine natural Dubbing, # 8. – Brown Olive
    WING CASE: 6-8 Strands, Black Krystal Flash
    LEGS: Fluoro Fibre ( Slinky- Gliss’n Glow)

    A simple tie on some hooks I have been wanting to try out. Jim Schollmeyer developed this pattern. I have changed the hook and added Fluoro Fiber legs. A nice, slender little Baetis nymph…


    HOOK: TMC 100 SPBL #18-#20
    THREAD: Abdomen, Wapsi 70 denier, Brown
    THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black
    TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium, Speckled
    FLASHBACK: Holographic Mylar Motion 1/64″. Black, (Spirit River)
    RIB: Wapsi Ultra Wire, x-sm, Black
    THORAX: Ice Dub, UV Brown
    BUDDING WINGS: Mottled CDC, Medium Dun, (Nature’s Spirit)
    WINGCASE: Scud Back, 1/8″, Black
    BEAD: Tung., Black, sized to hook

    I have been wanting to tie this pattern up for a year…a good Montana Baetis pattern from those guys at the Big R Fly Shop – again…of course, I NEVER leave well enough alone…

    HIGA’S SOS BAETIS – Variant…

    HOOK: Daiichi 1130, TMC 2487, Mustad C49s, #16-#20

    THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

    TAIL: Soft hen hackle fibers, Black

    RIB: Wapsi wire, X-SM

    FLASH BACK: Holographic Mylar Motion, Red, 1/64″

    ABDOMEN: Black Pheasant Tail Fibers

    WING CASE: Red Super Floss, Larva Lace

    THORAX: Arizona Simi Seal, Black / Blue #21

    LEGS: Red Krystal Flask

    BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook

    I first saw this pattern over on Gary Muncy’s BLOG (SwittersB) about a year ago and wanted to tie some up…the pattern was originated by Spencer Higa...

    I think these might just keep my son Michael...busy...

    Last edited by planettrout; 10-26-2011 at 09:09 AM.
    Daughter to Father, " How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"

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    Default Re: A DOZEN Fall Baetis/BWO's...

    Very nice.. lots of BWO's in one spot

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    Default Re: A DOZEN Fall Baetis/BWO's...

    Very nice!

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    Default Re: A DOZEN Fall Baetis/BWO's...

    PT: As always, your flies are excellent, thanks for sharing the photos and taking the time to post the recipes!


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    Default Re: A DOZEN Fall Baetis/BWO's...

    I agree, excellent offering. thanks so much for all the great info.

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    Default Re: A DOZEN Fall Baetis/BWO's...

    Wow, thanks for including me in such good company! Those are some great looking ties, well done. I've cut and pasted and now have some great patterns for my next spring's outings. Thanks!

    I fish, therefore I am - but I gotta go to work first..."piscari ergo sum"

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    I enjoy seeing (and using) your patterns online and in print - BECAUSE THEY WORK !!!

    Daughter to Father, " How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"

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    Default Re: A DOZEN Fall Baetis/BWO's...

    Interesting flies

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    Upper Mojave Desert

    Default Re: A DOZEN Fall Baetis/BWO's...

    Once again love seeing your flies PT. Thanks for the patterns. They will provide some fun winter days. I agree about Kelly's flies too. I've tied the KG. Love that one too.

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