Quill Baetis Nymph- Lucian Vasies

featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By on March 19, 2013 9:28 am

Lucian Vasies is known for his amazing clean ties, and this Quill Baetis nymph does not disappoint. A basic pattern with flawless execution, size and color could be adapted to match local mayfly nymphs.
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Hooks: Maruto Dohitomi D82 BL size #16
Thread: 17/0 Uni Thread
Body: hand cleaned peacock quill -natural color
Tail: nutria guard hair -dark natural
Torax: mad rabbit dubbing in natural and yellow mixed
Legs: hen mottled barbs from Brahma hen
Back: cream and olive body thread from Devour

For materials visit- http://www.troutline.ro/?___store=en
To see more of Lucian Vasies visit his site- http://flytying.ro/index.php

Nutria Guard Hairs for the tail

Stripped natural peacock quill body

Tie in the olive body thread and then the cream on top, both in reverse.

Dub a thorax of natural and yellow rabbit

Take your Brahma hen feather and fold back all but 6 rows of fibers

Tie in the brahma with the tips facing the rear of the hook and roll the fibers so they are on the sides of the hook shank. Then trim

Fold the cream body thread forward, making sure to keep the brahma to each side

Fold the olive forward the same, making sure to leave the cream visible in the center of the two.

Trim the body thread, build a clean whip finished head, and trim.

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  1. Murray says:

    as usual…beautiful fly Lucian!

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  2. Joe Metz says:

    I like the look of this fly but does it catch trout?
    Where can I purchase the “nutria guard hair”?

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  3. joseph russell says:

    Great looking Nymph Pattern

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  4. nymphermaniac says:

    Great fly! I hope you don’t mind that I substituted South American Peccary for the nutria guard hair. LOL
    The choice of materials is sometimes very amusing.

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  5. иван says:


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