The pattern is a slight variation of Charlie Cravens's Jujubee Midge. Add a tail to the Jujubee Midge and you have the superHair Baetis.
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|Hook:||TMC 060 or equivalent. Sz 20-18.
|Thread:||White 12/0 and Black 12/0.
|Body:||Two strands Olive and one strand of Black Superhair.
|Legs:||Grey Fluro Fiber.
|Wing Pads:||Grey Fluro Fiber
|Thorax:||Black Tying Thread.
Fish under an indicator as the bottom fly in a two fly rig with top fly serving as a weight to get the SH Baetis down in the water column. Swing the SH Baetis in the surface film as you would a soft hackle.
- Mount the hook in the vice and start the white thread at the rear of the hook (Do not build up a lump.)
- Select 4-5 CDL Barbules and attach them to the shank bringing the thread to the front of the hook to about two eyes lengths behind the eye.
- Tie in two olive and one black strand of super hair. Spin the thread counter-clockwise to flatten the thread. Wrap the thread over the super hair to the bend of the hook. Keeping the thread flat, return it to two eye lengths behind the eye.
- Lift the superhair perpendicular to the shank and stroke the superhair. Keeping tension on the superhair, wrap it forward to the thread. Tie off the superhair and clip the excess.
- Make two whip-finishes and clip the white thread.
- Start the black thread two eye lengths behind the eye. Select 8-12 strand of Fluro Fibers and attach one end over the black thread in the thorax area. Build up a thorax using the black tying thread.
- Pull the Fluro Fiber over the thorax to form a wing pad. Tie it off with two wras in behind the eye in front of the thorax.
- Separate the Fluro Fiber into two equal bundles. Secure one bundle to the far side of the hook and the second bundle to the near side of the hook.
- Form a small head and whip-finish. Clip the thread and apply head cement to the head.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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