“any fish that wouldn’t find this sexy just doesn’t deserve to be caught”
i overheard that quote stream-side years ago but it’s hard to find a better use for it than with this fly designed by Rick Takahashi.
here’s a sweet version of Rick’s pattern in this great tutorial from INTHERIFFLE.COM
don’t let this fly’s name fool you (at least the baetis part) as a little color and size tweaking will turn it into an equally effective whatever-mayfly.
for the original recipe on Hans Weilenmann’s Danica.com click the pic at the top of the page.
Tak’s image courtesy of AlpineAnglers