Guide Dave Gamet ties his Hot Bead Soft Backed Baetis Nymph. This is a proven pattern here on our Black Hills trout streams and on the Bighorn River. Great fly for the spring when baetis nymphs are active. Dave is never without a few of these, and you shouldn't be either!
Soft Backed Baetis Nymph Materials:
Hook: Tiemco 212y Size 15-21
Bead: Hareline Plummeting Tungsten Bead or Tyer’s Glass Beads
Tails: Coq de Leon Fibers
Body: Moose Mane or Stripped Peacock Herl
Wingcase: Coq de Leon after fluff
Thorax: Nature’s Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing