Torture. That's what this is. I need to get out of the office. I hope many of you get the opportunity this fall to fish, especially days like today, when the action can be virtually non stop. The only problem is that when baetis are hatching in numbers that they often do on days such as this, and the trout are up on them, the fish can afford to be incredibly picky, and they often are. So it all comes down to having the right pattern in your fly box. So why don't you try one, or better yet, all three of these. At some point in a BWO hatch each of these three patterns will catch a lot of fish.
BWO Bubble Emerger
For me this pattern is the all purpose fly during a hatch. It seems to catch fish at any and all times. It is also surprisingly easy to see on the water. When I first tied this pattern I thought visibility would be it's down side, but the bubble rides nice on the water and is not that hard to pick up.
CDC Wing Sparkle Emerger
This is my newest member of the BWO line of flies. I started tying it up last year, and it has been a fish catcher. Like the bubble emerger it seems to work at almost any point in the hatch. They body of the fly rides extremely low in the water, but the high floating wing gives a nice profile of the mayfly wing. It really does a superb job of imitating a mayfly that has more completely emerged than the bubble emerger, but one that is still caught in the vulnerable position of being caught within the shuck. Fish love an easy meal, and they know this bug isn't going anywhere. They rise confidently to this fly.
In the past year, in my testing, I have caught more fish with this fly than with any other fly in my fly box. It's a keeper.
BWO Biot Duck Butt Dun