Published Jul 24. 2017 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Jul 24. 2017

Denny Rickard's Callibaetis Nymph

Rickard's Callibeatis Nymph is an attractor nymph that is tied in a number of colors including black, olive, tan, rusty orange and this peacock version. This is a fullback style nymph, great for fishing lakes in the spring and early summer.

This fly is named the "Callibeatis Nymph" but it is a "Go To" fly when ever fish are working near the surface, feeding on midges or other bugs. It is an impressionistic fly. You can either use a slow retrieve it or let it sit.

The fly can be fished on a floating line with a long leader (12-15') or fished on a sinking line over or around weed beds.

Denny Rickard is an icon of western Stillwater fishing and the author of several books and videos on the subject. http://amzn.to/2uNq49f

Rickard's Callibeatis Nymph Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Mustad S60 #10-16
Thread: Tan 8/0
Tail: Mallard flank dyed wood duck
Shellback: Mallard flank dyed wood duck
Rib: fine copper wire
Body: Peacock herl
Hackle: Barred ginger hackle
Head: Tan

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