- Olive Foam Back
Upper River Pattern
||Daiichi 1130 size 18-22
||Olive 3/0 Uni-Thread
||Brown Hackle Fibers
- Place the hook in the vise.
- Secure thread near the throax and wrap back to the bend.
- Tie in 6-8 brown hackle fibers that extend about 3/4 the body length.
- Spin the thread tightly to form a rope then wrap the thread forward (it should
give it a nice segmented effect).
- Tie in a small strip of foam at the thorax and leave both ends about 1/4"
sticking forward and back. It should look like a V from the side..
- Dub the thread and build up the thorax in front of the foam V.
- Pull the front end of the foam over the thorax, tie off, and trim the foam.
- Trim the back end of the foam to form a stub wing.
- Whip finish and cement.
||This pattern is a great baetis emerger immitation. It has
worked very well for me in from the Texas Hole to the lower flats. Works especially
well at the beginning of a baetis hatch. It is a great pattern for trailing behind a
parchute adams during a good baetis hatch. It can be tied small with no tail to also
make a good midge pupa immitation.