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Pattern Callibaetis Spinner
Callibaetis Spinner
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Category Dries
Entered Mon, 31 Mar 2008
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Hook: TMC 100SP-BL #12-18 Thread: Cinnamon 14/0 Tails: Gray DNA Fibers Abdomen: Callibaetis Colored Turkey Biot, wrapped with ribbed edge standing up Thorax: Callibaetis Superfine Dubbing
Pattern Description
Here's a little Callibaetis spinner pattern to tie up for our sure-to-be-fruitful stillwater season. With the snow pack at crazy levels this year, I think it might be prudent to stock up your still water box a little earlier than usual...I think we're gonna have plenty of time on the lakes this spring! While the pattern shown here is tied to imitate a Callibaetis spinner, it can just as easily be tied to imitate a variety of other mayfly spinners with a mere adjustment in the colors. I have used the new material, DNA, for the wings on this pattern and have been quite happy with the results. DNA (Frosty Fish Fibers) is a little thicker than Flouro Fiber and is a fair bit stiffer, making it perfect for supportive wings on a pattern like this. It's micro-crinkled texture also makes it an accurate match for the tails on this fly as well. We'll tie the version shown here with a stand up biot body just for the sake of doing it, as I don't believe I have shown this technique yet on the site. Check this tutorial out and see if some material or technique doesn't pop out at you!