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Green Baetis Comparadun #16

Hook: TMC 100BL #16
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Green
Tail: Mayfly Tails White
Body: Taimen Beaver Dubbing Green
Wing: Wapsi Premo Deer Natural

The Baetis Comparadun is a great pattern for mayflies that sits deep in the film with a upright wing that leaves a good footprint in the film. With only 3 materials this is a easy fly to tie once you get the upright deer wing to stand correctly (this can take a couple of tries). Vary this with more or less (and different angles on the fan-out of the wing) to make it sit in different positions)

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Parachutes with Orange wing TMC100BL #16
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Whiting Hackle
Body: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly Black
Wingpost: Wapsi Polypropylene Orange
Hackle: Whiting Bronze

This parachute pattern is favorite of mine and I tie it up in different colors, normally I tie in with a white wingpost but this time I got myself some orange Polypropylene and tied up a small batch to bring with me. Tying up more later today, but I should have enough in my box now (when do you get enough of these??)


Devil Bug

Hook: TMC 100BL #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail/Casing/Head: Wapsi Premo Deer
Dubbing: various colors

Lots of things happening now, tying up different dries on BL, and today it was time for some Devils Bug with some different dubbings. This is a very simple fly that can imitate different things, but I think it will work well stripping it in towards land, making a good impression in the surface on the river. Looking forward to try it out.


Hook: TMC 100BL #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Wapsi Premium Deer
Body: various dubbings
Rib: UNI-Mylar Holo Silver
Head: Wapsi Premium Deer

This is a great profile on the water: Dyret (or “Animal” in english). I tie this on up in different colors as well, but I would normally put on the yellow one. The red would go great for char and trout on lakes and I will consider this a great searching pattern as well, tie it on to see what is hiding underneath.

I tie up a lot of batches these days for my upcoming autumn-trip to Rena, these are all heading for my BL box since that is a BL only river.

A rib of holo silver to make this green version even more of a attractor

The classic yellow version: