Posts Tagged ‘Mayfly’
Isonychias or “ISOs” for short are a very popular and productive hatch in the east and midwest. Tightlines Productions and Matt Grobert team up for this tying video with some great technique and pointers for creating parachute flies.
CDC loop wing style of emerger has been around for quite some time. A durable and effective mayfly emerger, this color and size variation is for a sulpher, but can be adapted to meet local mayfly hatches.
This is a new attempt of tying a articulate foam burrowing nymph, which the tail will point up and swing ( head down) when you give small little strip.
Hans Weilenmann ties a simple mayfly pattern that can easily be adapted to meet and local hatch in color and size. The reverse method of tying the hackle for a fly (dry or wet) allows for a very clean head and ensures yout hakle is clean by the eye.
Lucian Vasies shows a great mayfly nymph. A segmented body and rabbit thorax give this fly a great look. Also the gills are an added touch that are not normally added.
Lucian Vasies offers a unique winging method with CDC for a mayfly dun. A clean pattern with easy to follow steps that can be adapted through color or size to meet your local hatch.
Davie McPhail ties a great small mayfly spinner. As summer comes into full swing, this would be a great midge or trico pattern. With a few simple color adjustments, this could cover a lot of bases
Here is a great view of the life cycle of a Hendrickson. From the poster “Hendrickson nymphs and duns collected on April 15th, 2011 from the South Branch of the Raritan River near Califon, NJ. Although I’m not an insect identification expert by any means, I believe these are all Hendricksons (Ephemerella subvaria). It’s amazing […]
Davie McPhail ties his Mahongany Mayfly Nymph. This pattern can easily be adapted to match any mayfly nymph. Notice the tapered underbody that Davie builds with his lead and the tag ends of the tail biots.
Some amazing footage of the life cycle of Brown trout and Mayflies. This is one of those clips you can’t only watch once!
“Talking turkey” is an old idiom referring to a candid discussion. In present use the phrase denotes a matter of business, a factual and straightforward approach to problem solving. This contemporary definition works just fine, unless you are a fly fisherman.
Sand Creek is a pretty little piece of trout water that harbors some very fussy fish. Clear water in a small creek demands a quiet approach; casting from the bank is a good strategy when fishing small flies to springtime trout. Photo by Russ Forney Springtime in Wyoming can be pretty elusive. Just when the […]
My mind leafed through the pages of a crumbling paperback to drawings made by a master with whom I was barely familiar. “This must be a Quill Gordon,” I said. “No, I think it’s a Hendrickson.” I remember the day as if it were yesterday because it was my birthday and that Hendrickson was one […]
A very easy soft hackle pattern that I like to fish during the Hendrickson hatches both prior to, during and while spinners are falling. This particular fly can be altered in size and color for any mayfly hatch not just the Hendrickson Mayfly, so experiment and find what works for you. Materials You Will Need […]
Have you ever been ambushed by an idea? Not a mere suggestion or nagging intuition, but a full force, frontal assault of the psyche. Somewhere in our move to Wyoming four years ago and while exploring the surrounding hills, I was smitten by the notion of dying fly tying materials with flower pigments. The relentless “what if” that plagues an otherwise sound mind propelled excursions to identify, collect, and extract pigments from wildflowers. It is hard to grasp the logic of such behavior as it may not exist; the idea just showed up one day and would not be persuaded to leave.