The Mighty Mite Baetis has been in the shop for three years now and people come in on a regular basis saying how well it works for them. I think the reason anglers like it is it is an extremely durable fly that produces on a consistent basis. And while it is called a baetis, it really just looks buggy and I think fish often take it for caddis larvae too. That thought is what led me to tie the Mighty Mite in Tan and Brown and the results have been great. All three colors are tied in sizes 12-20. The larger sizes work well; especially early in the year when big bugs are out and spring steelhead love them too. The smaller versions tend to be a middle of the season through late season bug.
The fly is fished best on the dead drift but can be swung on occasion to produce fish.
Here is the materials I use when tying this fly:
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|Products for this fly:|
|||Tiemco TMC 2487 Hooks|
|||Spirit River Brite Beads|
|||Danville Thread, Pre-waxed 6/0|
|||Ringneck Pheasant-Tail Clump|
|||Hareline Pearlescent Sheet|
|||Wapsi Vinyl Rib|
|||Wapsi Thin Skin|
|||Umpqua Sparkle Blend Antron Dubbing|
|||Wapsi Midge Flash|
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