Wrap the turkey biot to the starting point of the thorax. Clean up after cutting the biot.
Tie in the wing case. Here I use an olive synthetic semi transparent material from Pro Flyfhisher. Make a sparse and loose dubbing noodle to prepare for dubbing the thorax.
Dub the thorax making sure there are 3 millimeter space in front of the eye of the hook. You’ll need that space for the head and to finish off the fly.
Prepare the legs by removing the tip of an olive Partridge feather. This is not the feather used for this fly.
Tie in the Partridge – remember to use loose turns at first. Then adjust the barbules as you’d like them to be. Then tie off with firm wraps. Cut the stem, and tidy up.
After having tied in the legs, fold the wing case over the thorax. Be careful not to catch the legs of the fly. Tie of just in front of the thorax and the proceed with 3-4 wraps forward. Bend the case back and take a few wraps backwards to build up a head. Finish off with with a whip finisher. At this point it’s time to make the final adjustments to the legs. When everything’s in place and the fly looks just about right, coat the wing case and the head with UV Glue.
The Baetis Nymph as seen from below.
Fish it on a tapered and relatively short leader. I usually fish these on a 9ft tapered poly leader with a 4x-5X tippet. Remember that these bugs are fantastic swimmers and can be found high in the water. Therefore do not go bananas with the lead.