A parachute version of the familiar and common Baetis trout fly pattern. Parachute’s make it easy to see in rough water and abundant hatches with it’s highly visible post. Pair this with the common Blue Winged Olive for a macho combo. When it comes to selective trout, it helps to have a few versions of the Baetis pattern.
Parachute fly patterns are easier to track in heavy hatches and in rough waters. Blue Wing Olives or BWO’s or Baetis, whichever name it goes by, are one of the most important hatches. This fly pattern along with our Blue Wing Olive or other BWO flies, are important to keep in a variety of sizes. Trout can be rather picky.
The BWO hatch here in Colorado is always my toughest to fish - small flies, 69-year old eyesight. But this parachute version makes it easier.
This fly is in my opinion is the best BWO pattern. You can fish the smallest size parachute and still maintain visibility of your fly while it drifts down stream. Now I may be a little impartial because this is the first fly I caught a trout on years ago, but results don't lie and these flies hold up fish after fish.