Top 10 Baetis BWO Fly Patterns

TOP 10 BAETIS or BWO FLY PATTERNS

If you want to get ready for the spring or even fall blue winged olive or Baetis mayfly hatch, we've put together 10 of our favorite patterns. While there are lots of great patterns out there, this is a great starter list, especially if you like to try some of our custom-designed patterns.  Also, for clarity, the Blue Winged Olive (BWO) and Baetis are just different names for the same genus of grayish to olive aquatic insects (Baetidae) that run the range of #16 down to #22. These are mayflies that hatch in the spring and fall in most places and make for some of the best dry fly fishing you'll see in some locations. 

If you don't tie flies, there are links to purchase the flies directly. Either way, enjoy the video summary, tutorials and the fly list below. 

THE LINEUP

- TUTORIAL LINKS (WHERE AVAILABLE)
AND FLY PURCHASE LINKS - 

Dry Flies and Cripples

Egan's Silver Bullet - Baetis
Egan's Silver Bullet - Baetis

Egan's Silver Bullet - Baetis

$3.00
Aero Baetis
Aero Baetis

Aero Baetis

$3.00
Antonio's Adult BWO
Antonio's Adult BWO

Antonio's Adult BWO

$2.75
Bead Head Barr Emerger - BWO
Bead Head Barr Emerger - BWO

Bead Head Barr Emerger - BWO

$2.50
Improved Sparkle Dun Baetis
Improved Sparkle Dun Baetis

Improved Sparkle Dun Baetis

$2.50
Mayhem Emerger - BWO
Mayhem Emerger - BWO

Mayhem Emerger - BWO

$2.25
Harrop's Last Chance Cripple - BWO
Harrop's Last Chance Cripple - BWO

Harrop's Last Chance Cripple - BWO

$2.75
RS2 - Olive
RS2 - Olive

RS2 - Olive

$2.00
McPhail CdC Olive Quill Barbless
McPhail CdC Olive Quill Barbless

McPhail CdC Olive Quill Barbless

$3.10
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