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Mercury Baetis

Mercury Baetis

Mercury Baetis Fly Tying Instructions The Mercury Baetis is a great technical Mayfly Nymph Pattern.  The Mercury Baetis was designed by Pat Dorsey to fool picky trout in Cheesman Canyon.  The Mercury Baetis was formulated to imitate the small “Baetis” or Blue Winged Olive Nymphs that hatch in early spring and late fall.  The Mercury… Continue Reading

Two Bit Hooker

Two Bit Hooker

Two Bit Hooker Fly Tying Instructions The Two Bit Hooker is a tiny fly that packs a lot of punch.  Charlie Craven developed this little Mayfly to be small and slender, but still heavy.  The Two Bit Hooker uses two tungsten beads for the thorax and the head, which makes it nice and heavy.  The… Continue Reading

Soft Hackle Peacock

Soft Hackle Peacock

Soft Hackle Peacock Fly Tying Instructions The Soft Hackle Peacock is a classic fly pattern.  The Soft Hackle Peacock is a great caddis emerger and pupa pattern.  The Soft Hackle Peacock was originally designed to be swung in the current, but dead drifting this classic fly is also a productive technique.  The Soft Hackle Peacock… Continue Reading

Purple Back Baetis

Purple Back Baetis

Purple Back Baetis Fly Tying Instructions The Purple Back Baetis is a great small mayfly nymph developed in Wyoming on the North Platte River.  The Purple Back Baetis is now accepted throughout the west as a great big trout Baetis pattern.  I have tied the Purple Back Baetis a little different than most in this… Continue Reading

Pueblo Emerger

Pueblo Emerger

Pueblo Emerger Fly Tying Instructions The Pueblo Emerger is a Blue Winged Olive Mayfly Emerger pattern developed for the Arkansas River Tailwater in Pueblo, Colorado.  The Pueblo Emerger is a basic and life like Blue Winged Olive imitation.  The Pueblo Emerger has no flash or bead.  This was done on purpose.  The Pueblo Emerger is… Continue Reading