Tying the Ugly May

An extremely quick and easy, yet effective pattern that can be mastered by tyers of all levels. This Ugly or scruffy mayfly dun includes a few interesting techniques for making dubbing and applying it. Don’t be fooled by it’s simplicity, this is a deadly dry fly that will catch fish all over the globe!

  • Hook: Mustad R43 # 12
  • Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 tan
  • Tail: Coq de Leon
  • Body: Hare & CDC dubbing
  • Hackle: Hare & CDC dubbing
  • Wing: Natural deer hair