Monday, September 5, 2011

Swimming MayFly Nymphs

Trout love to eat swimming mayflies especially as they are emerging to hatch. They are usually quite large and have a hunched appearance. I have found it difficult to get the shape of these right as the legs, head and wingcase are located up the front of the insect.

Tail: Hare mask guard hairs with the stripe between the black and gold colour.
Body: Latex strip.
Gills: Flat nylon thread looped and tied under the latex.
Top Gill: Guinea Fowl Fibres.
Head: Black 2.5mm tungsten bead.
Legs: Hen Pheasant Tail fibres.
Wingcase: Latex.