Baetis Foam Emerger tied by Craig Mathews

Baetis Foam Emerger

This is a simple to tie pattern developed by Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone.

  • Hook:                    dry fly hook in sizes 18 to 22
  • Thread:                 olive
  • Body:                    olive super fine dubbing (use light or medium olive to match the naturals)
  • Wing:                    strip of thin gray foam such as razor foam cut to size
  • Hackle:                 dun (either dry fly or wet fly hackle)


To watch a video of Craig tying this pattern go to: