Mathews' Mayfly Emerger (variation) SBS

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Mathews' Mayfly Emerger (variation) SBS

Postby ScottP » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:56 am

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Minor update to a Craig Mathews pattern. Tied here as a Flav (the indicator helps me spot this fly in low/flat light conditions when these bugs come out); change color/size to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 135 #14
thread - Danville 6/0 olive
shuck - Congo Hair brown
abdomen - goose biot olive
thorax - dubbing olive
wing - Congo Hair black
indicator - biot hot pink
hackle - Brahma Hen olive


mash barb, start thread, tie in CH; wrap halfway down the bend

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tie in (moistened) biot notch-side down (for ribbed effect); wrap forward just past the point, tie off/trimhttp://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying003/IMG_0412_zpss4gygqrv.jpg[/img]

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dub thread/dub thorax

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tie in a hank of CH in front of thorax, pull fibers back on either side and tie down

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tie in biot, fold back and tie down

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trim wing/indicator (even with back of thorax)

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prep feather; tie in by tip, wrap, tie off/trim

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squeeze hackle from top and bottom

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cover with thread, half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim shuck (gap width)

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Re: Mathews' Mayfly Emerger (variation) SBS

Postby letumgo » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:01 pm

Scott - Please put me down for a first edition, when you get around to doing a tying book. Your tutorials are top notch textbook material.

Great fly, by the way. I love the pink indicator, and will likely incorporate the idea into a couple fishing flies.
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Re: Mathews' Mayfly Emerger (variation) SBS

Postby Smuggler » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:59 pm

Yea no kidding. Scott this is an exceptional job to an already proven pattern. Very nice.
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Re: Mathews' Mayfly Emerger (variation) SBS

Postby William Anderson » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:58 pm

Count me in as well. This is a great looking fly, exceptionally executed and remarkably presented. Thanks so much for all your efforts. I really like this pattern. I have a very high opinion of Matthews.
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Re: Mathews' Mayfly Emerger (variation) SBS

Postby ScottP » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:13 am

The more I looked at it, the less I liked the hackling (too long), and the color (too dark) so out came the razor blade. I have some dyed partridge that I liked better, but it was too long to wind so I resorted to tie-and-tug to get what I wanted.

prepped partridge

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lay the feather along the hook (adjusted the angle of the fly to help keep the thread from slipping down towards the eye), fibers on either side of the thorax, a bit long; maintaining thread tension (if you don't, the fibers will torque and roll) pull the feather butt forward 'till you get the proper length

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trim butt, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: Mathews' Mayfly Emerger (variation) SBS

Postby hankaye » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:55 am

Scott P. Howdy;

They are both amazing. Don't think the trout would kick either out of the stream for eating crackers.

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