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Jan Keur

Mayflies
« on: January 25, 2017, 12:09:10 PM »
"Brothers in Petrus"

With "Lochstyle" on my mind for later this year,  and the frozen waters at this moment, I spend some time behind the vice and made a few Wet Mayflies.



Let spring come soon!! :z13

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Jan

Mike Barrio

Re: Mayflies
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 12:57:41 PM »
Nice work Jan :z16
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Allan Liddle

Re: Mayflies
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 13:01:55 PM »
Very nice  :z16

James Laraway

Re: Mayflies
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 09:02:45 AM »
Lovely. Would work great on loch ruthven near me. What's your 'recipe' if I may ask?

Jan Keur

Re: Mayflies
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2017, 18:19:55 PM »
James, "recipe" as in materials and tying method??

Just classic,  :z7

Hook: Kamasan B175 #8 or 10
Tail; Pheasant tail cock natural
Rib; Copper wire (or coloured matching the pattern)
Body; Hares Dub (various colours, matching the pattern)
Body hackle; India Cock
1st front hackle; Hen (soft hackle)
2nd front hackle; Franch Partridge
(Optional Grey mallard fank, Cloaked style))
Thread; Uni 8/0 black (mainly)

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Jan

James Laraway

Re: Mayflies
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 10:49:42 AM »
rather then buy yet more materials i thought i would try with some of the coloured teal flank feather i have. This one is the chartreuse version from last night. Lots more exciting colours to try too . I should say there are not many materials. Pheasant tail, chartreuse wire, mirage tinsel, chartreuse badger hackle and teal :-)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2017, 11:18:13 AM by James Laraway »

Derek Roxborough

Re: Mayflies
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2017, 16:29:12 PM »
 nice tie, I use  the Irish Octopus patterns, seem to work well on our local lochs, easgach 1

Jan Keur

Re: Mayflies
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 14:09:28 PM »
Nice one James!! :z16

Teal as well as Mallard flank feathers are working (and looking) fine on wet Mayfly patterns.

"The Gosling"  is such a pattern with Mallard flank as topping feather!



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Jan

Hamish Young

Re: Mayflies
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2017, 18:10:16 PM »
Nice, I like the Gosling as I used to tie them for my Dad who swore by them for pretty much everything that swims.
I've not dressed the body with a palmered hackle though, it looks interesting and subtly different  :z16
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James Laraway

Re: Mayflies
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2017, 20:33:35 PM »
I think I'll tie up some goslings 😀

James Abel

Re: Mayflies
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 10:47:19 AM »
i was fishing with flies like this last year and I was slaughtering the fish. I think it was called a professor or a bumble I think. Anyway I'm sure it will do the business 😉
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