Posts Tagged ‘Mayfly’

Flower Power: Flies From the Garden by Russ Forney

Flower Power: Flies From the Garden by Russ Forney

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.

How To Make a Woven Body by John Terje Refsahl

How To Make a Woven Body by John Terje Refsahl

In this article, Terje shares an excellent step-by-step on how to create a woven body using what many refer to as the “granny weave”.  To help illustrate the weaving process, Terje has used heavy strands of antron yarn.  Using larger bundles of yarn may help also help the beginner who is first learning how to […]

Profile: Realistic Fly Tying Pioneer, Bob Mead by Alex Cerveniak

Profile: Realistic Fly Tying Pioneer, Bob Mead by Alex Cerveniak

The first time I talked with Bob Mead was sometime during the Spring of 2006, while I still lived in northern Michigan. It was basically a short series of emails from a young tier trying to pick the brain of a veteran.  Coincidentally a few months later, I wound up living 15 minutes from him, […]

March Brown Nymph

March Brown Nymph

A May/June staple hatch on any eastern stream, especially in the catskill region. This is a rather large clinger mayfly nymph that migrates towards the shoreline prior to emerging into a winged adult. Tie these in a few sizes to cover your bases. Oh, and hang on, this fly usually drums up some big fish […]

A Bug’s Life by Will Milne

A Bug’s Life by Will Milne

As the light slowly fades, a lone Mayfly appears on the surface of a large Canadian lake, signaling the beginning of annual event that has taken place for millennia. The emergence of aquatic macroinvertebrates from their immature nymph or larval phase to the airborne adult stage marks the midpoint in a life cycle filled with […]

Flymen Fishing Company Adds Anodized Beads

Flymen Fishing Company Adds Anodized Beads

Flymen Fishing Company adds unique new anodized colors to the Nymph-Head™ and RealFlyColor™ bead ranges * Expanded product ranges represent the market’s leading choice in terms of fly tying bead colors, sizes and quality. * New “Attractor” colors provide fly tiers with exciting possibilities to create new fly patterns. * Hook & Bead Compatibility Guide […]

CDC Paraloop Mayfly Emerger

CDC Paraloop Mayfly Emerger

The paraloop is made with cdc on this one, but i also sometimes combines both cdc and ordinary hackle when making the paraloop. The cdc softens the ordinary hackle and makes it more alive.

In this fly you can notice that i use a magic tool and two cdc feathers. It could easily be made by using only one cdc feather, but when using two you have more control when it comes to trimming the fly afterwards. I just use my fingers and remove cdc until i get the amount of cdc that i want.

Adult Mayfly Identification by Roger Rohrbeck

Adult Mayfly Identification by Roger Rohrbeck

Many fly fishers are able to recognize adult Mayflies as such, but they may be hard-pressed to go much further with the process of identification.  So, let’s explore some easily observable features.  These features can be used to identify a winged mayfly as to dun or spinner.  They can identify it as to male or […]

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