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.
Lastchance on Mar 21, 2010March 21st, 2010, 5:40 am EDT
Hi! I know the Grannom adult has a dark brown to black body, but what color is the deep sparkle pupa body and shroud and what color is the emergent sparkle pupa body color and shroud. Would a tan shroud suffice for both?
JOHNW on Mar 21, 2010March 21st, 2010, 6:43 am EDT
I tie mine with a very sparse tan shroud dark brown underbody, partridge wing pads, and dark brown head. I think the key to tying this well is to keep the "bubble" as sparse as possible, it should be more of a suggestion of the bubble than a definate bubble look ( if that makes sense).
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Lastchance on Mar 21, 2010March 21st, 2010, 12:39 pm EDT
Thank. I guess I had it right. I used dark brown dubbing for the body, white antron for the bubble and a black head. To try and speed things up I used a dry fly hook for both the deep pupa and emerger. I used quick decent dub for the deep pupa. I used dry fly dubbing and a sparse deer hair wing for the emerger.