Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
LittleJ on Nov 20, 2008November 20th, 2008, 3:01 pm EST
On my way home from the fly shop the other day I started thinking (usually a bad thing) and was amazed by fly fisherman, and how we have found a way to re-invent the wheel so many times. The amount of material available to tiers can be mind numbing at times. That being said I am a complete sucker and my ever increasing stockpile of misc. treasures are the proof. My question to you is...Have you tried anything new worthy of mentioning? This year I tried a few things I think will stick. The first being web wing, i bought it first to tie barrs web wing caddis, i then found with a little imagination it's pretty cool to have on the desk. I also tried thin skin for the first time, again I find myself using it for more and more patterns. last but not least I picked up some polar chenille to try on some streamers. That stuff is great! I'm sure there is more i'm forgetting but that'll do for now.
CaseyP on Nov 20, 2008November 20th, 2008, 4:41 pm EST
medallion sheeting made my favorite beetles even better. thank you A.K.Best for the article in Fly Tyer that suggested we add wings to beetles. up until i read that, the translucent, veined sheet just sat there cluttering up the drawer like a lot of stuff i think i'll try some day. the sheeting has just the right texture and shine to match the wings of a newly crash-landed beetle.
Mcjames on Nov 21, 2008November 21st, 2008, 8:29 am EST
tyvek and masking tape, for nymph shell casings and legs on larger nymphs. tyvek can be touched with a hot needle to kink legs,and holds color well; masking tape laid atop tyvek sheeting can be run thru an inkjet printer to mass produce the intricate design on golden stonefly wing casings (I know, what a loser right? what a waste of time? Leakywaders nailed it in his comment).
Softhackle on Nov 30, 2008November 30th, 2008, 2:04 pm EST
Actually, I'm not sure. The Legs Alive material was sent to me by someone to try. I had not used it, yet, as legs. It is quite fine, and is similar to a very fine rubber band. The color just struck me as perfect for this fly.
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt
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Trtklr on Dec 4, 2008December 4th, 2008, 12:40 pm EST
nice looking fly mark, funny i see this fly on here, I have been tying something similar. I recently started using green ribbing for a body like this. I first tied nymphs but then I saw a caddis on the au sable this last year w/light green body like that and tied a dry caddis pattern with ribbing material & undersize hackle and polytron wing. I like it cause its easy to see. I took trout with it but not during a caddis hatch.
I have seen nothing more beautiful than the sunrise on a cold stream.