Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Reversed Parachute Emerger

I have been tying a few of Roy Christie's Reversed Parachute Emergers. Having just received some Hend's wire from the Fly Tying Boutique (http://www.flytyingboutique.com/index.html), I have used the olive wire to rib this fly, creating a very subtle effect. I hope I have done the pattern justice.

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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Cotswold Mayfly

I took a day off last week hoping to catch the Mayfly. The river was in fine order, but a little coloured after rain the previous evening. The Mayfly trickled off the water from early morning until lunchtime, when the hatch slowed. Rising fish were hard to find, and harder to tempt. I tried Emerger patterns and Wally Winged Mayflies without any joy, but finaly took a couple of fish on an Oliver Edwards Mohican Mayfly.