Sometimes I go fishing without my rod, just a recon trip to diffrent waters to find out the status on insects and how the hatches are.
Yesterday I went to a larger lake which have quite nice hatches of mayflies. The hatch normally starts at the end of May and the real fishing begins a week or two later. It was nice to see that the bugs are on schedual, when we arrived we saw a beautyful female Vulgata emerging just outside the bank. That was enough inspiration for me to tie up the fly below. The weather is supposed to be more quite now, less wind and warmer. Maybe this year we will experience good fishing when the flies are hatching too, not just the usual evening chaos when the spinners are falling to lay eggs. I hope so and bet that this fly will do the trick if that happends.
Hook: TMC 200R size 10.
Thread: Olive TMC 16/0.
Tails: Olive or gray ostrich herls, from the smaller plumes.
Rib: Brown Spanflex or Stretch Floss.
Body: Squirrel SLF, Bleached Ginger or Opossum.
Wing: Tan and Camel Aero Dry Wing mixed. Or similar polyyarn.
Wingcases: Tan Razor Foam dyed with markerpen.
Thorax: Lt. Olive and Olive CDC spun in dubbing loop.
Legs: Olive Partridge, 4-5 fibers on each side.
Rune Andre Stokkebekk