A perfect Baetis imitation had become Charlie Craven's Holy Grail. Originally an offshoot of his Jujubee Midge, this pattern has been continuously refined and re–designed before it came to market. It is a great fly, one that has been heavily tested over selective feeders in Colorado waters, one that has been creating quite a buzz among area tiers/fishermen, and finally a fly that is strikingly beautiful with inherent box–appeal. But we do ask you to inspect this fly closely:
• Subtle abdomen of Super Hair in Brown and Black segmentation. Look closely, the trout certainly will.
• Fluoro Fiber wingcase and legs for a minimum of bulk yet lots of glow.
• Mirage Opal wingcase that shines like a little jewel.
• The final perfecting came with the addition of a tear–drop dorsal using Loon's UV Knot Sense as an overcoating. This fly has a glowing transluscency with the added benefit of greater durability.
You must throw juju beatis if you want to catch fish in Colorado. Umpqua’s version holds up really well. Had many a good day on the water pitching these bad boys.