Hexagenia Mayfly

Fly Name
Hook 6-10
Thread yellow
Wings elk hair
Tails elk hair
Body elk hair
Hackle brown

Hexagenia Mayfly

Hexagenia Mayfly

Attach thread to hook shank and complete a double wrap down to the start of the bend and back to the wing area. Select a bunch of elk hair about 3 mm in diameter. Tie in just behind the wing area

Hexagenia Mayfly

Select a bunch of elk hair about 3 mm in diameter. Tie in just behind the wing area with 2 loose wraps. Reposition hair so it's evenly around the hook shank and long enough to form the extended body and tail. Secure with 5 tight wraps.

Hexagenia Mayfly

Wrap thread in evenly spaced winds. Wrap to hook bend and then continue to wrap the hair only. This forms the extended body and tail. Reverse wrap direction and evenly wind thread back to its starting point just behind the wing area.

Hexagenia Mayfly

Secure with 5 tight wraps.

Hexagenia Mayfly

Select another bunch of elk hair about 5 mm in diameter and tie it in with 2 loose wraps. Reposition hair and adjust it to the desired length. Secure with 5 tight wraps.

Hexagenia Mayfly

Pull hair upright and tie in 5 tight wraps in front of hair. This will cause the wing to become upright. Next divide the hair into two equal bunches. Tie between these bunches with a series of figure 8 wraps. This makes the wings divided.

Hexagenia Mayfly

Hexagenia Mayfly

Select a brown hackle and tie it in by its stem at the base of the wing. Secure with 5 tight thread wraps.

Hexagenia Mayfly

Wrap hackle parachute style around wing base. Secure with 5 tight thread wraps. Add a drop of head cement to the wound hackle stem.

Hexagenia Mayfly

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.

Hexagenia Mayfly

Hexagenia Mayfly


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