Callibaetis Nymph

June, 2012

                                  Fly Pattern:Callibateis Nymph

            Tyer's Name: Preston Singletary
            Date: June 4, 2012
	Fly Originator and History:  A Preston Singletary original. 

                                How the Fly is Fished
	Suggested line and leader: During a hatch, you would want a floating line 
	with a tapered leader. Otherwise, either a floating or intermediate line with 
	a leader that will allow you the fish near the bottom.
	Depth: The nymphs will tend to stay along the bottom, in the vegetation.
	Preston has noticed that some callibaetis emergers will float the surface, 
	and then swim down a bit, resurface, and then swim down again. This behavior 
	seems to excite the fish somewhat.
	Suggested retrieve: Strip about 3 or 4-inches at a time.
                                Fly Material
	Hook: #12, 2X long with a slight bend (Tiemco TMC 2302  (terrestrial)) or equivalent.
	Thread: Tan 210 Denier Nylon (Danville Fly Master Plus 210).
	Weighted y/n : No.
	Rib: Small gold wire.
	Tail: Grey olive  or tan marabou (Nature's Spirit).
	Abdomen: Grey olive  or tan marabou (Nature's Spirit).
	Wing case:  Pheasant tail.
	Thorax: Dubbing to match the color of the abdomen.
	Legs: Pheasant tail. 
	Head: Small thread head.
                                Tying Steps 
	1. Lay down a thread base from the eye to the bend (just above the barb).  

	2. At the bend, tie in a strand of gold wire.

	3. Strip 6 or 8 long marabou fibers off of the quill. These fibers comprise 
	the tail and abdomen.

	4. Tail. The tail should be about the length of the hook. Tie in the fibers 
	with the tips extending past the bend.  Do not cut off the fibers.

	5. Abdomen. Wrap the fibers forward to about 3/4 of hook's length and tie them 
	off. Cut off the excess material.

	6. Rib. Counter-wrap the ribbing (about 4 or 5 wraps) to the 3/4 point. Secure 
	the ribbing and remove the excess. Then run the thread forward to the eye.

	7. Select 6 or 8 pheasant tail fibers for the wing case and legs. Even-up the 
	tips of the fibers before tying them in.

	8. Wing case. Tie in the pheasant tail on the top of the hook, right behind the eye, with 
	the tips extending forward about a hook's length. Tie in the pheasant tail fibers 
	back to the abdomen.

	9. Thorax. Add a small amount of dubbing from the abdomen to about an eye's 
	length behind the eye.

	10. Fold the wing case forward and secure it a short distance behind the eye. 
	Trim the excess wing case fibers (but not the leg fibers!)

	11. Legs. Evenly divide the legs and fold them back and down (see picture above). 
	Tie down the legs behind the eye.

	12. Form a small head, whip finish, and glue.
			 Rick Shadforth 06/07/12