Hemingway’s Realistic Ephemera Danica Set
The most unique product of this kind!
Hemingway’s Realistic Ephemera Danica Set – Tube Body & Wings is clearly ‘state of the art’ when comes to realistic flies. Now you can create this beautiful mayfly yourself, proudly show it off, but also catch some serious fish using it. Because, no matter how fancy this fly looks – it is meant to be used and used again. The package includes 6 sets of tube bodies and wings – material for 6 flies.
Tube bodies included are hyper-realistic – the detail on them is as close to the real thing as possible and – they are all hand-made by professional fly tyers! Bodies are adorned with mayfly’s three long tails, are hollow, and have great floating capabilities, mimicking real fly’s body so well in size, color, proportion, and weight.
Hemingway’s famous realistic mayfly wings here come as 2-pairs: 2 big wings for the front and 2 small rear wings. The intricate detail on these is nothing less than amazing, mimicking the real fly so well and featuring life-like mayfly veins and a transparent and delicate appearance. Wings are shaped, sized, and colored – there is no need for any cutting, shaping, burning, coloring… Simply take them off the backing sheet and tie them on. Besides the delicate look – these premium fly parts are very durable and will withstand many takes. They are premium quality, protected from the elements – they are waterproof and UV resistant, so no additional prep work is needed. They are made out of very flexible material so they are easy to bend and manipulate when tying. The softness and flexibility of the material make them easily gulped by the fish.
Hemingway’s Realistic Ephemera Danica Tube Body & Wings Set comes with 6 sets per pack to tie 6 flies. For a limited time, you get bonus sets of wings (4 bonus sets in small, 2 bonus sets in medium and large packs)!
You have a choice of three sizes (Small, Medium, and Large) and 2 color combinations: Light Yellow & Yellow. Light Yellow set comes with Light Yellow tube body and Gray Wings, and Yellow set has Yellow tube body and Light Gray wings.
- Small (12-14 hook size)
- Medium (10-12 hook size)
- Large (8-10 hook size)
Fishing Mayfly Dun Patterns
The majority of mayfly species molt in the spring and early summer, while others do it at different times of the year. You could have sporadic hatches of certain species even in the late fall and early spring. These sporadic times could be even more interesting and productive for trout (and for a fisherman). During early spring and the fall, mayflies hatch in the warm hours of the day – usually midday. In the summertime, this event moves more towards the morning and late afternoon or early evenings. Usually, the warmer the weather, the shorter the hatch is – an hour or two. With cooler weather, this can last a couple of hours. As mayfly duns float on the surface like little sailboats, this behavior dictates the method of presentation of the fly that is imitating it. When presenting a dun imitation to the trout, it has to be drag-free and from upstream, not giving a fish much opportunity to see the line or leader. This can be done by cross-current reach cast. This way your fly will drift towards the trout before the line and the leader arrive.
To learn more about the mayfly life cycle and fly fishing techniques for different mayfly stages go here.
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Colin (verified owner) –
Incredibly realistic and easy to work with. The wings are soft and flexible but the material seems to be quite tough and should be able to withstand the abuse of several fish without damage.
Daniel Ireland (verified owner) –
Didnt care for the wings; very tough to cut free from plastic withou losing a tab, etc. I ended up tying wing post and hackle parachute style .. The bodies were great, except for.the tails . I ended up snipping the very tip of the abdomens, inserting two moose hair fibers Into the hollow body and gluing with UV resin. Look great