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LastchanceMarch 10th, 2013, 7:36 pm
Portage, PA

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http://www.troutnut.com/specimen/694

Just for the sake of discussion. Is (the link above) the Baetis nymph we're imitating in PA right now? If so, would you consider the abdomen color a medium olive and the thorax a darker olive. I was turning over rocks yesterday on Spring Creek and the nymphs appeared to be a lighter color than my dubbing mix. I catch fish with them, but I'm always trying to improve. I may be mixing mine too dark.

I use the Flyfisher's Paradise recipe:

40% Dark Brown Rabbit (Hareline #24);
40% Black Rabbit (Hareline #7);
and 20% Olive Sparkle Yarn
MartinlfMarch 10th, 2013, 10:40 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3044
Bruce, I think Steve made this up to represent nymphs right at the time of emergence, when they darken, though I suspect that nymphs often vary some in color. I have some of the FFP recipe dubbing and have used it a bit, but mostly tend to tie my baetis nymphs lighter and more olive.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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