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.

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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