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Simi Seal Baetis by Tim at Tacky Fly Fishing

Tim ties a killer little glass bead Simi Seal Baetis fly pattern. As the name suggests, this fly uses the Simi Seal dubbing as the primary material on the fly. The pattern is pretty simple and well suited for tying into some smaller sizes. A nice property of the Simi Seal dubbing is how buggy it becomes with a little use, or a light brush out.

Simi Seal Baetis fly pattern recipe

Hook: Scud hook #14-#20
Thread: 8/0 black or any
Bead: Blue pearl or dark color glass bead
Tail: Pheasant tail
Body: Simi Seal (brown)
Flashback: #10 pearl mylar coated with UV resin or epoxy
Thorax: Tan UV ice dubbing

Sources

Youtube Channel: Tackyflyfishing
Video Link: Simi Seal Baetis

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CDC Puff Baetis Emerger

Did I mention I love CDC? Here is another CDC pattern, this one a blue winged olive or Baetis emerger tied up by John Collins for riseformstudio.tv. The pattern is intended to be fished deeper in the water because the BWO’s hatch on the substrate of the waters and emerge to the surface as adults. You can also fish the fly in the film if you wish, and if that is your intention, I would recommend to skip the wire rib to keep the pattern lighter.

CDC Puff Baetis Emerger

CDC Puff Baetis Emerger

Hook: Dai Riki 270 #18 – #20
Thread: Dark Brown
Rib: Brown Ultrawire Small
Tail: Mallard Flank Dyed Olive
Dubbing: Olive Rabbit
Wing: Dark Dun CDC Puff

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