Hickey's Glass Bead Auto Emerger

This emerging nymph will soon be a favorite fly pattern.


An excellent emerging nymph fly pattern for prospecting higher in the water column. The glass bead gets it under the film and this can be an excellent dropper in shallower riffles. Emerging fly nymph pattern in BWO, PMD.
In sizes: 16, 18, 20.
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 5 reviews


5 of 5 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Top notch mayfly nymph. - 11/3/2012
    By: from Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming

    As a guide this is my go to mayfly nymph. The glass bead adds an iridescence that the fish just love. Whether dead drifted or as it swings back to the surface, fish love this fly. Many times this is the only fly I can get fish to consistently eat. This football of a 'bow loved it!

  • 5/5

    Rainbows eat me! - 10/11/2012
    By: from Boiling Springs, PA.

    spent three days on the Yellow breeches creek in PA. and took many rainbows on this fly.

  • 5/5

    Crushes Trophy 'Bows - 4/30/2011
    By: from Victor, Idaho

    I fish this BWO pattern on the Freemont Canyon section of the North Platte in Wyoming. It is a must have. It simply out-fishes any other pattern. The runs are short and deep and the glass bead picks up some light when you fish it deep and heavy. 20"+ fat bucks live in those holes and they don't refuse this fly. At the end of your drift progressively lift the leader and as this fly swings to the surface towards the tail of runs, these fish visibly lift and pursue this emerger.

  • 5/5

    They eat it. - 4/22/2011

    The baetis version size 20 has proven to be one of the only beaded flies that the rainbows of the N. platte will eat consistently. When blue-wings are present this pattern usually outfishes any other baetis imitation. A very good pattern with an understated amount of flash and a well placed wing of our beloved cdc.

  • 5/5

    great fly for emerging PMD's - 8/3/2009

    Andy at the Jackson Orvis store suggested this fly to me. I would recommend that if your fishing emerging PMD's that you have this fly on your line.

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