Here is the recipe for my B3, or "Basic Baetis Bug."
It was the "Biot Baetis Bug" until I started doing a few with a thread body, and I realized that "Basic" worked for the first "B" as well as biot did.
I know that this thing looks like a lot of other bugs, but it is just such a simple thing to tie that it is going to resemble some other patterns.
TMC 2488 #20,
Coq De Leon,
TMC 16/0 thread.
start the thread at the midpoint of the hook,
and tie in the Coq De Leon in a sparse bundle...
tie in the moistened biot with the notch facing up to
facilitate a smooth body. build a slight thread taper.
wind up the biot like so. build a thread thorax...
tie in the Mirror Tinsel
tie in a sparse clump of Antron, 8 - 10 strands. I tie it
in with a short section extending over the eye of the hook,
and a longer section extending over the bend. this way
when you divide and pull forward the fibers, you can
grasp the short section first, lash it down, then grab
the longer section and tie it down. you get exactly the
same numbers of legs on both sides this way, every time.
note the un-equel length of the Antron fibers...
pull forward tinsel over thorax...
whip finish, (be nicer to the thread than I was here)
clip the tinsel, pull the Antron back to the rear and trim
even with the barb.
Fish eat this thing's ass in the canyon.
these are twin Sitka fawns, about a foot at the
shoulder, on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
this is a punk rock clown, rendering first
aid to a bleeding man on stage in a diaper.