Classic Video: How to Tie the Tie-Dyed Baetis Nymph


The Tie-Dyed Baetis Nymph shimmers attractively underwater.

Here’s a cool nymph pattern from Dave Gamet of Dakota Angler & Outfitter in Rapid City, South Dakota. The video is not quite up to the standards of what we’re used to from Tightline Productions, but Gamet does a great job explaining all the steps and methods required to make this fly, which is not as difficult to tie as it looks. The result is a really attractive nymph, which looks like a winner.

          Tie-Dyed Baetis Nymph
          Hook: Tiemco 3761 or Daiich 1560, sizes 14-20.
          Bead: Rainbow Hareline Plummeting Bead.
          Thread: Red, 6/0 or 140 denier.
          Tail: Hareline Barred Mayfly Tails.
          Rib: Wine Ultra Wire, small.
          Abdomen: Pearl Flat Tinsel, medium.
          Wingcase: Pearl Flat Tinsel, medium.
          Thorax: Rainbow Wapsi Sow-Scud Dubbing.
          Shellback: Clear Cure Goo Thick or Thin.

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