Tying a model mayfly nymph

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This is a model pattern for most mayfly nymphs, all you need to do is change the hook size and material colour to imitate a whole number of different nymphs. A good pattern to know!

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  • Hook: Mustad S82 # 8
  • Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 Tan
  • Tail: Speckled grey partridge hackle
  • Rib: Hot Yellow UTC wire
  • Abdomen: Pheasant tail fibres & SuperFine Chocolate brown dubbing
  • Wingcase: Pheasant tail
  • Thorax: SuperFine Chocolate brown dubbing
  • Legs: Speckeld partridge hackle