Callibaetis Nymph

Fly Name
Hook 12-16
Thread black
Wings pheasant tail case
Tails wood duck
Body pheasant tail, fine wire, & ostrich fiber
Hackle pheasant tail

Callibaetis Nymph

Callibaetis Nymph

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie down about 7 wood duck fibers. Position with 2 or 3 loose wraps and follow up with 5 tight thread wraps.

Callibaetis Nymph

Attach about 6 pheasant tail fibers and the fine wire with 5 tight thread wraps.

Callibaetis Nymph

Evenly wrap pheasant tail fibers to form the body. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Evenly rib the body with the fine wire. Again secure with 5 tight wraps.

Callibaetis Nymph

Tie in ostrich plume with 5 tight wraps.

Callibaetis Nymph

Evenly wind the plume to form the thorax. Secure with 5 tight wraps.

Callibaetis Nymph

Fold over remainder pheasant tail fibers to form the wing case. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Push the rest of the pheasant tail fibers under the head and tie down with 3 tight wraps. This forms the legs.

Callibaetis Nymph

Trim legs to the desired length. Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.

Callibaetis Nymph

Callibaetis Nymph

Callibaetis Nymph

Callibaetis Nymph
thread 6/0
hook 12 to 16
body dubbing & ostrich
hackle wood duck
shell turkey
tail wood duck
rib wire

Callibaetis Nymph

Callibaetis Nymph


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