Big Yellow Mayfly

Fly Name
Hook 6-10
Thread black
Wings wood duck fibers
Tails none
Body fine dubbing & gold wire
Hackle none

Big Yellow Mayfly

Big Yellow Mayfly

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in the wood duck fibers by making two loose wraps followed up with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Big Yellow Mayfly

Attach wire with 5 tight thread wraps. Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread. Twist dubbing evenly on thread with thumb and forefinger.

Big Yellow Mayfly

Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps Evenly wind wire to form the ribbing and tie off with 5 tight wraps Trim away the excess wire.

Big Yellow Mayfly

Tie in wood duck fibers with 2 loose wraps followed up by 3 to 5 tight wraps. The wing's length and position can be adjusted after the loose wraps. The wing should be slanted at a 45° angle to the hook shank.

Big Yellow 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 wing stems.


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