The Buttcrack Beatis
The Buttcrack Baetis is more than a funny named fly. It is a super effective emerging mayfly pattern created by Colorado’s Duane Redford. The technique used for adding an emerging foam wing is unique and pretty brilliant. The foam helps to keep this fly higher in the water column as an emerging mayfly would be. The Buttcrack Baetis is an excellent lead fly and a go to dropper under a range of dry flies. Tie them in a range of colors and sizes to help match the bug activity in your area.
The Buttcrack Beatis Ingredients & Recipe:
- Hook- Daiichi 1130
- Thread Body- Veevus 16/0 Olive Dun
- Tail – CDL Light Speckled Brown
- Rib – Small Copper Wire
- Wingcase – Razor Foam White
- Wing Bud – Flat Diamond Braid Pearl
- Thorax Dub – Superfine dubbing Olive
- Vise – Griffin Mongoose
- Dr. Slick Razor Hair Scissors
- Dr. Slick Bobbin
- Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish
Please let us know if you have any questions or feel free to drop a line in the comments. We would love to hear what you think about this pattern!
2 thoughts on “How to tie the Buttcrack Beatis”
Your material list seems to be incomplete. There is no listing for the wing material and it lists a different hook than is mentioned in the video.
Also, several times the tier’s hands are obscuring the fly and tying procedures. Try a chest mounted camera so we can see the tying from the tyer’s prospective.
Thanks for watching and also for your suggestions. We will get the recipe updated to be complete. Sorry the viewing of this video wasn’t better. I am not sure a chest cam would be a better experience as it would be impossible to keep detailed focus with a camera fixed to my body. We will try and do better for you in the future! Thanks again.