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Purple Back Baetis

Purple Back Baetis Fly Tying Instructions

Purple Back Baetis Fly PatternThe 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 fly tying video.  This one has a little more “flair” and color to it.  I prefer it over the standard version.

Purple Back Baetis Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #17-19 Tiemco 102Y >>
Thread: Black UTC 70 >>
Tail: Black Hen Back >>

Body: Gray Superfine Dubbing >>
Thorax: Brown Ice Dub Dubbing >>
Casing: Pearlescent Tinsel >>
Legs: Black Hen Back >>

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