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.
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.