BLF (Brennan's Little Fly)

Description 

This little baetis nymph is small enough to match the naturals, but flashy enough to get attention in higher water.

Materials & Components 
Rib:
Micro Flashabou — Pearl
Tail:
Three or four pheasant tail fibers
Hook:
TMC 2457 — Size 18
Thread:
Danville 6/0 Rusty Brown
Thorax:
Arizona Synthetic Peacock
Wingcase:
Mirage Tinsel — Opal
Instructions 
  • Crimp your barb
  • Wrap thread onto hook shank
  • Tie in pheasant tail fibers an eye's width behind the eye
  • Tie in ribbing
  • Using touching wraps, lash ribbing and tail to hook down around the bend
  • Wrap ribbing back up toward hook eye
  • Tie in wingcase
  • Dub a sparse but buggy thorax
  • Pull wingcase over thorax, tie off and clip
  • Whip finish

Comments

 
said on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

You sure seem to like that rusty brown Danville!

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said on Friday, January 8th, 2016

Thanks for a great looking nymph.  Just wondering...isn't a step missing between "Using touching wraps..." and "Wrap ribbing back..."?  Something like wrapping in the adbomen.  In any case, thank you for this intriguing pattern!

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