Dandy Reiner ties another handy pattern for us this week. You can find these in most fly shops but if you tie them yourself, you need to make sure you get the profile right.
The Floating Baetis Emerger pattern works great on western waters in the spring and fall.
Hook: Standard or Emerger Sizes 10-16
Thread: Ultra Thread 70, Yellow Olive
Tail: Wood Duck, Mallard, Coq De Leon or Pheasant Tail
Body: Goose or Turkey Biot, Gray
Thorax: Superfine Dubbing, Light Olive
Shuck: Trout Hunter CDC, White
Head: Olive Superfine Dubbing
Dandy has been a generous contributor to this site. Check out more of Dandy’s Patterns!
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