Bead Headed Baetis

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Pat M, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Pat M Chasing Tiger Trout

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    Have any of you ever tried to tie a beadheaded dry? This is a killer pattern when the baetis are coming off.
  2. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    What are you on crack? that's the dumbest thing i have ever heard. just playing, i assume it is a plastic bead so that it won't sink so much or is it not?
  3. Pat M Chasing Tiger Trout

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    LOL, Mike you bust me up. The bead is not plastic. Don't let me catch you with my Secret Weapon. Trade ya for some of those Mike Midge's:thumb: I have heard that sometimes a baetis will try to dive under the surface film.

    When are we going to hit it Buckwheat?
  4. Big Tuna Member

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    How about a recipe?
  5. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    How about an explanation.

    Clearly "beadhead dry fly" is not something we see very often. It could be the next big thing or......?

    I tried to take a closer look at this fly but there seems to be something wrong with the attached fly photo. It will not open into a larger image. :confused:

    TC
  6. Big Tuna Member

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    It would probably be more accurately described as a subsurface dun pattern, rather than a bead head dry. Whatever the case, if the fish like it, I'd be interested in the pattern.
  7. Pat M Chasing Tiger Trout

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    Tim you are correct it is suppose to ride under the surface. With CDC and Hackle = Float right? Well you add a beadhead= sink. So it will ride about 5 inches below the surface. If you were a trout looking for an easy meal, would you go for the same amount of food without alot of effort, or chase the same meal and excert more energy? I would go for the easy meal with less effort. Try this pattern the next time you are in the middle of a baetis hatch. Hold On.....The fish can't resist it I'm telling ya. Good Luck with it. The photo wouldn't enlarge for some reason. Just tie your favorite baetis pattern and add a bead to it. You might have better results using a 1x hook in a size 18.