Size 10 Baetis Prince

 

Baetis prince nymph can still represent many species of insect, but it does particularly well when baetis activity is heightened.

Baetis prince nymph can still represent many species of insect, but it does particularly well when baetis activity is heightened.

A lot of people I know who fish the Truckee River regularly use the prince nymph with a good degree of success. One of the great things about the prince nymph is that it can represent so many different species and variations of insects. One of the patterns it can represent is the baetis mayfly nymph. Lately, the Truckee has been seeing a lot of baetis mayfly activity, so I wanted to tie up some princes. However, I decided I wanted to push the design of the fly more towards the baetis family. I’m very happy with the end result! Here’s the recipe:

  • Hook: Mustad nymph sproat size 10
  • Thread: UTC 70 Black
  • Bead: 4mm Gold Bead
  • Tail: Black goose biots
  • Body: Peacock hurl spun in a dubbing loop
  • Rib: Medium gold tinsel
  • Thorax: Red Squirrel SLF
  • Under wing: wood duck fibers
  • Wing buds: Natural goose biots

If you don’t tie, but would like this fly, you can buy it here.

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