Fly Tying: Antron Loop Wing for Emerger

This is a shot of a pattern I had seen in Tying Emergers: A Complete Guide.  I used pheasant tail fibers for the tail and body on a size 16 hook. The wing was a piece of Antron yarn tied in at the back of the thorax area. I dubbed a sparse thorax of hare’s ear, then pulled the piece of Antron over the top, loosely, to form a loop. Then it is tied off at the eye of the hook. No hackle. I fished this in the midst of a mayfly hatch and had ok results with it. However, it did not stay in the film long before sinking. So, I could do several things: use a dubbing for abdomen like Super Fine; make sure hook is light wire (it was); experiment with CDC for the loop wing: grease the leader with floatant paste down to the final inch; let if float ’til it sinks, then let it sink and work it back toward the top with slow hand twist retrieve like an emerging mayfly.

5 Responses to “Fly Tying: Antron Loop Wing for Emerger”

  1. September 13, 2010 at 14:07

    By the way, how’s that book? I’ve been thinking about getting a copy. What would you rate it?


    • 2 SwittersB
      September 13, 2010 at 14:16

      It’s actually, an excellent book for beginner to advanced. They did a nice job. Some innovative stuff in there. I would buy it.


  2. September 13, 2010 at 05:29

    I will put floatant in the loop sometimes – but often i just fish it as is. Often I’m fishing it as a dropper below a dry, so it’s underneath the surface a bit.


  3. September 12, 2010 at 17:19

    I love the loopwing emergers, I only use, antron though (I do not use cdc, I’m too cheap!)


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