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Micro Mayfly

Micro Mayfly Fly Tying Instructions

The Micro Mayfly is a slim bodied mayfly nymph imitation.  The Micro Mayfly can be tied in several different colors, such as red, olive, brown, yellow and ruby.  The most common Micro May colors are olive and brown, since these are the natural mayfly colors.  The stripped peacock herl sets this fly apart from all others.  The peacock has a natural sheen, a thin profile, natural segmentation and realistic color variations.  The Micro Mayfly is a incredibly good match to the real thing!

The Micro Mayfly is made to be fished on a nymph rig and fished deep in the water column.  A tungsten bead can be added for extra weight and help it get down quickly.  The Micro Mayfly is most often tied small, in the #18-20 range.  The Micro May can be tied larger to imitate larger mayfly nymphs such as drakes and quills.  So do not assume it only works when tied small!

Micro Mayfly Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook:#14-20 Tiemco 3761>>
Thread: UTC 70>>
Tail: Pheasant Tail>>
Body: Stripped Peacock Herl>>
Rib: Small Gold Wire>>
Thorax: Superfine Dubbing>>
Casing: Pheasant Tail>>
Back: Pearl Flashback>>
Legs: Pheasant Tail>>

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