Callidrangus Callibaetis

Curtis - March, 2018

Big B is back with a pattern that he's well with over the past couple of years. We frequent a lot of water that is rich in Callibaetis mayflies and having effective and quickly tied imitations is an important factor. Plus a lot of the time we're throwing midge tip lines, which allows us to fish either weighted or unweighted patterns like this deep or shallow, depending on fly weight and leader setup.
Plus, this bug uses some of Lance's UV Shrimp Pink mojo, which is a known fish catnip.

Material List
  • Hook: Hanak H 230 BL Standard Nymph Hook - 14
  • Thread: Veevus Fly Tying Thread - Dark Tan - 16/0
  • Tail: Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails - Natural
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Copper - 7/64" (2.8mm)
  • Rib: Sulky Metallic Tinsel - Gold (8007)
  • Body: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing - Natural Gray
  • Thorax: Ice Dub - UV Brown
  • Soft Hackle: Whiting 4B Hen Cape - Greenwell
  • Hot Spot: Ice Dub - UV Shrimp Pink
  • Tools Used: Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool, Tiemco TMC Ceramic Bobbin (Std), C&F Design Hackle Pliers,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.80
Veevus Fly Tying Thread
Veevus Fly Tying Thread

Veevus Fly Tying Thread

$3.99
Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails
Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails

Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails

$4.99
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing
SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing
SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing

SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing

$2.95
Sulky Metallic Tinsel
Sulky Metallic Tinsel

Sulky Metallic Tinsel

$4.75
Hanak H 230 BL Standard Nymph Hook
Hanak H 230 BL Standard Nymph Hook

Hanak H 230 BL Standard Nymph Hook

$8.95
Whiting 4B Hen Cape
Whiting 4B Hen Cape

Whiting 4B Hen Cape

$19.95
C&F Design Hackle Pliers
C&F Design Hackle Pliers

C&F Design Hackle Pliers

$45.95
Tiemco TMC Ceramic Bobbin (Std)
Tiemco TMC Ceramic Bobbin (Std)

Tiemco TMC Ceramic Bobbin (Std)

$29.95