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December 04, 2015 1 min read
This pattern uses the new Veevus body quills to tie a baetis nymph pattern. Tie this pattern in sizes 14-22. A tungsten bead or a few wraps of lead wire can be added to give additional weight. Change the color of the body quill to closely match the baetis nymphs found in your favorite stream or river. The olive color quill seems to be a good all around choice, however light olive, golden, tan, or even black are options for matching baetis nymphs. Coating the finished fly with a thin uv resin (CCG Hydro, Loon Flow, or Solarez Thin) adds more depth to abdomen and wingcase, as well as increased durability.
Baetis nymphs are a very common and important food for trout. Having a variety of baetis nymph patterns in your fly box ensures you will have success. The Veevus Body Quill Baetis Nymph has a nice mix of realism and impressionism. If weighted, fish this pattern as your point fly. Otherwise use it as a dropper with a weighted nymph on point.
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