Parachute Baetis

Created by Pret Frazier


Parachute style flies ride low in the water and provide a realistic silhouette. Use this fly during hatches of blue-winged olive (Baetis) mayflies.


Vary the size and body color to match whatever is hatching. Body colors will range from olive, to brown-olive, to brown.

How to Fish

Dress the fly with floatant and use standard dry fly presentations.

Size counts. During a hatch, try to snag a natural insect, then pick a parachute pattern that is the same size.

HOOK: 900BL, sizes 16-20


WING: Mallard flank, tied parachute style

TAIL: Two blue dun Micro Fibbets, split

BODY: Olive Haretron or Superfine

HACKLE: Natural or olive-dyed grizzly