Can anyone recomend a Callibaetis emerger pattern that is "reasonably" successful and easy to see. My eyes are not what they used to be. Tall order I know.
Thanks Preston. I'll give it a try. I just spent a week at Corbett lake BC. Fish were rising and i was using a Quigley style fly as were others. I hooked fish but not as many as i should have.I don't know about "easy to see" but this is my favorite Callibaetis emerger pattern. It was shown to me by a friend who got it "from an old-timer at Lake Chopaka". I've modified it over the years and call it "the Chopaka Emerger". I anoint the whole thing with floatant because I want it to float horizontally in the surface film.
The tail is combed out sparkle yarn, the abdomen and thorax are Nature's Spirit Callibaetis dubbing and the wingcase and "brush" are coastal deer hair. I usually tie it as a size 14.
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Thanks for the link, good info.Preston's Chopaka Emerger is famous for a good reason.
Other simple patterns to try such as CDC and Elk.
Here's a good primer on CDC: