Review: Umpqua Parachute Baetis FlyPublished on 07/20/2023 · 3 min readCurated Fly Fishing Experts share their experience with using the Umpqua Parachute Baetis Fly. Note that experts are not sponsored by any brands; these are their honest opinions.
The Curated Take
The Umpqua Parachute Baetis Fly is ideal for trout fishing, particularly during Blue Wing Olive hatches on rainy or overcast days. The fly’s lifelike profile appeals to discerning brown trout, while its resilience, due to Umpqua's high-quality craftsmanship, ensures it withstands repeated use. Its body positioning slightly below the water surface makes it a great option when trout sip the surface. Despite its limited visibility at range, it's effective when used as a trailer behind a more visible fly. Its versatility shines when fishing single or as an emerger, providing excellent value for the money.
- Perfect for trout on an overcast or warmer winter day
- Very durable and will stand up to many eats
- Hard to see on the water if casting long distances
- Cannot support a larger nymph underneath