Higas S.O.S. Baetis Nymph

This pattern was created in Utah by Orvis -Endorsed Guide Spencer Higa as a general baetis nymph imitation.  The S.O.S has helped anglers all over the country in varying situations.  Its slim profile and slender abdomen paired with a split back takes on a very real lifelike appearance that from a fish view they can't refuse.  A simple pattern that is as tough as it is effective, the perfect guide fly.  Don't just take our word for it, tie some up and test them out for yourself.

Sizes: 16, 18, 20 (even try out some size 14s)

Materials List:

  • Hook: Moonlit Competition Barbless Hook ML051 sz16-20 (Substitute Togatatta ML201)
  • Bead: Moonlit Tungsten Bead Black Nickel 2.4mm (bead to match hook)
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed 12/0 Black
  • Tail: CDL Tailing Fibers Dark Dun (original calls for Pheasant Tail)
  • Body: Semperfli Classic Waxed 12/0 Black
  • Rib: Semperfli Tying Wire .1mm Bright Silver
  • Wing Case: Semperfli Holographic Tinsel Red 1/32"
  • Thorax: Vicunna Dubbing Black Peacock
  • Legs: Semperfli Krystal Flash Silver

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