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Craven's UV Jujubaetis
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Pattern Craven's UV Jujubaetis
Craven's UV Jujubaetis
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Category Nymphs
Entered Mon, 20 Feb 2006
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Hook: TMC 2488 #16-22......................... Thread: 10/0 white Gudebrod for abdomen, 14/0 Black Gordon Griffiths for thorax................................................ Tail: Brown Hungarian Partridge Body Feather fibers........................................... Abdomen: Two Strands dark Brown Super Hair and One strand Black Super Hair, wrapped at the same time........................ Flashback: Wapsi Mirage Tinsel, Opal, Medium size............................................ Wingcase: Gray Umpqua Flouro-Fiber.................. Thorax: Black Gordon Griffith's 14/0 Thread or 8/0 UNI.......................................... Legs: Leftover Butts of the wingcase, divided evenly to each side..................... Body Coating: Loon UV Knot Sense
Pattern Description
This is the newest version of my Jujubaetis Nymph. The original version was very similar, but in my constant tweaking, I have come up with a couple new additions to the bug that streamline its shape, improve the durability and add some fish attracting flash. I have also been playing with several new color combinations to imitate specific insects more accurately. The version shown here is the original brown and black combo, but the Jujubaetis can be tied to match any mayfly nymph you find. I am really excited about this new pattern and think it will be a front runner in my box, surpassing the ubiquitous Pheasant Tail as one of my favorite mayfly nymphs. Tie a few up and see what you think.