June Salon LARGE Mayfly Patterns

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by kelvin, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Perfect theme, it just so happens that I had a few of these gray drakes lying around.
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  2. a pair of drakes

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    and a Wulff I was goofing around with

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    Carnage Green ParaDrake

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    and a few hex

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  3. I'll give this one a shot, usually go with black or yellow foam/wing. Green just caught my eye today.


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    Cheers,

    PK
     
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  4. Scott do you have a day job?
     
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  5. Ducktail Mayfly

    You can make this one as large or as small as you want.

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    Scud hook (hook size is largely independent of fly size with this pattern)
    Duckflank abdomen/tail (using the whole feather, stem and all, snipped from the tip of any duck flank feather)
    Duck flank wing (this time just a clump of fibers not including the stem, snipped to shape after mounting on the hook)
    Zelon or Snow Shoe Rabbit's foot hackle


    Two horizontal wraps underneath the thorax area, from the base of the tail up to the eye, over the eye and then back to the base of the tail, and then deja vu for the second wrap--bastes the horizontally splayed hackle loosely under the thorax. Head cement, Tear Mender or ZapAGap then glues the hackle fibers permanently.

    Easy to tie. Floats well. Dries off quickly after catching a fish (like water off a duck's back). Fish byte it. Good fly. Size and colors are easy to vary. For the smallest flies (BWOlives etc) it helps to make the wing from the same duck flank tuft as the abdomen/tail. But then they can't be different colors, as above.
     
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  6. woven Green Drake
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  7. say hello to my little friend

    size 18

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  8. this was tough
    WInner
    Pat Lat
     
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  9. Cool thanks Kelvin. julys will be up very soon.

    I did really like pittendrigh's ducktail mayfly, it would have been my choice
     
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  10. AGREED
    ok your out
    PITTENDRIGH"S THE WINNNER
     
  11. Too late:), Julys salon is already heating up, he'll have to tie a crust-station and post it up.
     

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