Posts Tagged ‘nymphal shuck

15
Jun
11

Fly Tying Tutorials: Mayfly Emerger

IMPROVED SPARKLE DUN EMERGER

This link provides a nice step by step (s-b-s) tutorial for the sparkle dun emerger with an additional touch or two. The pupa hook is used to drop the tail end of the pattern into or through the ‘film’ thereby placing the Zelon/Partridge beneath the surface like an emerging mayfly’s trailing nymphal shuck. The deer hair comparadun wing and dubbing help support the thorax & wing above the surface like an emerging mayfly dun, almost out of the nymphal shuck/casing. I cannot attribute the nice tutorial beyond ‘Mike T (786)’   

28
Nov
10

Fly Tying: Emerger’s Trailing Shucks

Still experimenting with a variety of CDC wings and Zelon/Antron shucks. I wonder if the ‘tail’ could be doubled over to form a loop and better suggest a nymphal shuck? There are several materials that can suggest the trailing shuck for a Mayfly emergers/stillborns (synthetics like Antron fibers, feather fibers, ostrich herl). I am anxious to get out and test the options in a BWO emergence.

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