Monday, March 28, 2016

The Slim Shady Baetis Nymph 5.0

I know, I know, I already have about 4 or 5 patterns that I have called the "Slim Shady" at some point, but this one is the last one, I promise.  This is it.  This is the one.  I finally settled on a pattern that I will now retire that name.  The reason why I like that name so much is because it is catchy and the younger generation knows exactly what the reference is.  But more than that, I love it because I strive to tie my baetis nymphs slim and skinny.  That is what the fish like and that is what I like.  So, from now on, this fly is called the Slim Shady.  It's been killing it lately and I have enjoyed tying it and fishing it.  After a few changes, I find that it is bomb-proof and durable.  There were some challenges early on with durability, but they have been fixed.  Stay tuned for a video and more info on these bugs.  They are brand new, so I am still working on colors right now.  Stay tuned!!

They like the "Slim Shady"

Not a clue as to why?  



It worked awesome as a match to the dark baetis nymphs the fish were eating

Lt. Olive Slim Shady

Lt. Brown Slim Shady

Legs.  

12 comments:

  1. I like the newer version. I was looking at the older ones with purple/red/bronze/black holographic - could still use those colors but I like overall look of this better. Plus I was having trouble laying the tailing out over the body as an overbody and getting it tied down with the ribbing.

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    1. These will be killer on the Juan. I haven't had anyone try them out though. Do you know of anyone that fishes the Juan? :)

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    2. Love the pattern. The San Juan is my home water and I will be tying some up to give them a try. I'm sure they will crush. Keep up the good work. @dryflygetsmehigh

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    3. Yes, these should be fun there. Let me know how it goes! Contact me if you are interested in the ribbing material.

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  2. Those are some gorgeous ties Juan. Very inspiring.

    Ben

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    1. Thanks Ben! I appreciate the kind words.

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  3. Do you have a materials list for the slim shady?

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    1. Shoot me an e-mail. Juan@anglerscovey.com.

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    2. Hello Juan may I have the recipe for your slim shady 5.0????

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    3. Shoot me an e-mail. Juan@anglerscovey.com

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  4. Wheres that video you spoke of? :-)

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  5. Did I say that? Must have been someone else. ;)

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