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.
Beauties! I don't have any CDC feathers at the moment, but do you think snowshoe hare could work? I've tied some bwo spinners with snowshoe hair in 18, but never tried to get that fanned wing with them.
Nice looking flies Wbranch
Edit: I just saw your response on the other post. Thanks for the tips. Never thought about using Z-lon for wings. Nice
"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" - Bob Lawless
Roguerat on Jun 7, 2017June 7th, 2017, 7:37 am EDT
REALLY nice ties, may I ask what dubbing or blend you're using for each one? I recall a thread some years back re; rabbit dubbing and all and you said you preferred beaver? to other furs. Anyway, something to shoot for in the fly quality department, the bar is pretty high here!
Making the shift to late pm on the river, temps headed to high 80's and pushing 90 for the next week or so...Iso's are starting to pop and I'll be staying until near dark and sketchy wading demands coming in. The river reports say we're at late July water levels and flows around here, pretty dry.
Partsman on Jun 8, 2017June 8th, 2017, 11:57 am EDT
Matt I have a fly I used this week that looks very similar to yours except mine has elk hair for tail and wing and sort of a palmered hackle brown and grizzly. I'm trying to post pics but new phone and I'm struggling with this thing. This fly was on fire Tuesday, I had a huge brown on for a short time before the hook pulled free, but still cool as the fish came out of nowhere and was noseing the fly along before gently sipping it in at just a little over a rod length away. Boy gently changed in a big hurry, I still managed quite a few good fish for this river on this fly. I will try and get this posted as I would like a id.