Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Callibaetis Hatchmaster.
Daiichi 1310, TMC 100, Dai Riki 300, #14 – 18
8/0 tan or light gray
- Begin thread on hook and wrap back to hook point.
- Select mallard flank feather and stroke most fibers back.
- With fibers stroked backwards, hold them slightly toward you and place a soft thread wrap over hackle. Thread torque will position feather on top of hook.
- Continue to wrap thread forward with touching turns while holding feather. Stop at 75% mark. Pull remaining feather straight up and place several thread wraps in front of feather to prop upward. This will create the wing.
- Prepare grizzly hackle and tie in behind wing. Move thread forward to tie off point behind eye.
- Wrap 2 or 3 turns of hackle behind wing and 2 or 3 turns in front of hackle. Tie off and trip hackle.
- Whip finish.
- Trim wing to length.
- Trim tail by keeping 2 or 3 fibers on each side of stem.
Jeff Perin’s Variation:
TMC 100, Dai Riki 305, #16 or any dry fly hook #14 – 18
8/0 tab or light gray
Grizzly hackle tips
Gray dry fly dubbing
Grizzly (undersize to size 18}
- Be sure to check out the Throw Back Thursday Fly post – Hatchmaster
- This fly is sometimes called the Two-Feather Mayfly
- This is a style of fly and any mayfly can be tied in this style – BWO, PMD, Green Drake