Deep Dish Callibaetis
5x7, soft pastel
A gorgeous fly created a few years ago by Curtis Fry (www.flyfood.com) is the Deep Dish Callibaetis which is a mayfly nymph. This fly looks like it would be a very effective little fly.
Curtis says the idea behind this pattern was to make a somewhat realistic representation of the natural fly that could be tied in a variety of colors and sizes with a focus on the two-toned nature of callibaetis, the pronounced gills on the abdomen and the sparkley-ness of the emerging insects.
Check out Curtis’s YouTube video where he demonstrates tying this fly. He was much faster at tying it than I was at painting it!