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Wonder Wing Mayfly Fly

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About the Wonder Wing Mayfly Trout Fly

The mayfly hatch is a fascinating time of the year. Although it would seem that the trout will throw themselves at any fly, there are times when only specific patterns will work.

Expert Tip:

An easy way to gauge approximate proportions when tying our large Mayflies is to think of 3 inches.
1 inch - length of the tail
1 inch - length of the body
1 inch - height of the wings
Gary Coxon of Cheshire, England (2001).

Creator of this trout fly: Gary Coxon

Tier of this trout fly: Gary Coxon

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : Partridge 12 (Barbless) code E1AY.
  • Thread : 8/0 Grey - Green.
  • Tail : Three fibres of red deer hair (left when trimming body).
  • Body : Detached red deer hair (tied on needle).
  • Wing : Dyed green cock (long fibres), wonder wing style.
  • Hackle : Green cock (wound from head towards body).

a. Body tied on needle. b. Trim tail fibres leaving three well-placed fibres to form tripod shape. c. Insert hook point into body and leave at bend. d. Place hook with attached body into vice and tie wings. e. Slide body to behind wings. f. Wind hackle from eye past the wings and onto the body. g. Bring the thread through the hackle and whip finish at eye.

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