How many times have you been fishing when the glare on the water made it almost impossible to see your fly? To help with this situation the fly tiers at Blue Ribbon Flies have come up with a solution to this problem, they use a black wing on many of their patterns. One such pattern is the black wing baetis cripple. This pattern can be used to represent the many BWO flies that emerge on many of our local streams.
Hook – Tiemco 2488 or Dai Riki 125
Thread – Olive dun 8/0
Shuck – Olive dun or dun zelon
Body – Tying thread over the shuck material
Thorax – Olive gray dubbing
Wing – Black EP Fibers tied cripple style
Hackle – Dun clipped even with the hook point

John Lazar

Fly tied by John Lazar