Callibaetis mayflies typically emerge very quietly, without a great deal of fluttering or commotion. In situations like that a parachute hackle is a much better imitation than a standard collar hackle that suspends the fly above the surface. I also often see emerging callibaetis resting with their wings down and out to the sides as they harden, looking very much like a spinner until just before they take off from the surface when they raise their wings momentarily before flying away. These two observations were the inspiration behind the ARF Life & Death Callibaetis, an imitation of both the emergent and spent stage of this important stillwater food source. The hi-vis post assists in spotting the fly, organza wings provide a realistic sparkle and translucence.
Custom tied for your order, and sold in sets of three.
Price is $3.25/fly, $9.75 for set of 3 flies.