This Little White Mayfly Pattern is one of my favorite flies to fish with in the Spring and Fall when the Blue Winged Olive Mayflies hatch. Because these bugs are so numerous at the time, trout feed like crazy. This particular nymph pattern is tied with a hackle that acts as sort of a weed guard and helps keep the fly from collecting moss or snagging rocks.
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Watch how to tie this fly:
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This Mayfly Nymph Pattern is tied with a Tiemco 3761 #20. A small, strong hook is preferred.
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Finally, the hackle of this Little White Mayfly Nymph is tied with a sized light colored saddle hackle. I use Whiting 100's for this particular featured.
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Place a small bead on a small hook
Start your thread
Tie in a tail
Tie in copper wire for the body
Wrap the Copper wire forward
Add a stout hackle
Spin the hackle, trim and whip finish to complete the fly!
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"How to tie a
Little White Mayfly Nymph"
by Capt. Matt Thomas