How to Tie a Micro-Mayfly

Tying a Micro Mayfly for the Gunnison Valley from Chris Eaton on Vimeo.

Here are step by step instructions on how to tie a micro mayfly. The Micro Mayfly is a great Blue Wing Olive nymph, and an incredibly effective pattern during the spring and fall.

Micro May

The Ingredients you need are:
Tail: Three pheasant tail filaments
Abdomen: Undressed Peacock Herl (Peacock Herl with all feathery parts removed, the best method to use is with an eraser)
Wing Casing: Black Swiss Straw
Flash: Original Pearl Flashabou
Thorax: Mercer’s Micro Mayfly Dubbing
Thread: 80 Denier or 8/0 Olive Thread
Hook: Size 16-20 nymph hook

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