Mayfly Extended Body…

Generic Mayfly

This is a generic mayfly pattern with an extended body made from Staffan`s Polychenille. Here in Norway they will make a good imitation of the Ephemera Vulgata/Danica may flies. Here two colors are twisted and then lightly burned to make them bond. This is a very functional way to create extended bodies. Staffan himself will probably dislike both the tails and the wings on this one,as he would consider it totally unnecessary  and meaningless. I tie these flies both with and without the fancy details. Sometimes they are tied by the riverside,when a hatch suddenly occurs,if so I will make them simple. They usually do the trick anyway…

Hook: TMC 2488
Thread: Serafil/Dyneema
Tail: Moose mane
Body: Staffans Polychenille
Wings: Bronze mallard
Hackle: Mix of Cdc

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The Extended May…

This one came about one rainy autumn day when I was supposed to tie a bunch of caddis flies for a customer. Sometimes when doing this my mind starts to wander. I ended up with this one. The body is made from burnt micro-chenille, wings of antron yarn and cdc for hackle. It floats like a natural. Oh…how I long for those summer days!