I decided to make a video about how I tie a Swimming Baetis nymph. To make this fly is not complicated at all but some friends asked for it so here are the steps.
Materials used are simple as possible: the body can be made of yellow thread or of any color in order to match your local insects color. I prefer to use the synthetic nymph skin for body because is durable, easy to use and provides a better ribbing and more “natural” than a simple dark thread ( frankly this is the reason why I designed and produced this material ). A sparkle mixed dubbing with natural dubbing is used to imitate the emerging nymph. For wing I used the tip from white cdc because small air bubbles adhere to it and provide a nice life like appearance.
- Hook: Daiichi 1190 BL #16
- Thread: yellow thread
- Body: Troutline Nymph Skin – Small
- Tail: Coq de Leon Pardo Thorax:
- Troutline Thorax Dubbing – light
- Weight: tungsten wire
- Micro Wings: CDC white ( to catch air bubbles from water)