Hemingway’s Mayfly Tube Bodies

(4 customer reviews)

US$3.95US$5.60

  • Innovative, synthetic tube bodies for creating authentic mayfly dry patterns that float great.
  • Made from high quality dry fly synthetic dubbing and shaped into a tube which ends in long, built-in tails.
  • They are hollow and contain air bubbles so they act as a buoyancy aid and keep the fly afloat.
  • Curved and tapered shape with long tails perfectly reflects the body shape of the real mayfly and gives the fly the correct silhouette.
  • Soft, very flexible and are super easy to tie.
  • They are ready-made and provide quick and effortless tying with awesome results.
  • Constructed to be sturdy and durable.
  • Come in a range of colors and three sizes to cover various mayfly species and hatching stages.
  • Can be easily further enhanced and modified with permanent marker.

See Description tab below for more info, tying instructions & some of the product reviews.

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Tube Body Mayfly - Yellow Color: Yellow
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010501SM-01
US$5.60
Tube Body Mayfly - Yellow Color: Yellow
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010501ME-01
US$5.60
Color: Yellow
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010501LG-01
US$3.95
Tube Body Mayfly - Light Yellow Color: Light Yellow
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010501SM-02
US$5.60
Tube Body Mayfly - Light Yellow Color: Light Yellow
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010501ME-02
US$5.60
Color: Light Yellow
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010501LG-02
US$3.95

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Tube Body Mayfly - Cream Orange Color: Cream Orange
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010501SM-03
US$5.60
Tube Body Mayfly - Cream Orange Color: Cream Orange
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010501ME-03
US$5.60
Hemingway's Mayfly Tube Bodies - Large - Cream Orange Color: Cream Orange
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010501LG-03
US$3.95
Tube Body Mayfly - Tan Color: Tan
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010501SM-04
US$5.60
Tube Body Mayfly - Tan Color: Tan
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010501ME-04
US$5.60
Color: Tan
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010501LG-04
US$3.95
Tube Body Mayfly - Rzav River Color: Rzav River
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010501SM-05
US$5.60
Tube Body Mayfly - Rzav River Color: Rzav River
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010501ME-05
US$5.60
Color: Rzav River
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010501LG-05
US$3.95
Tube Body Mayfly - Djetinja River Color: Djetinja River
Size: Small
SKU: 101-010501SM-06
US$5.60
Tube Body Mayfly - Djetinja River Color: Djetinja River
Size: Medium
SKU: 101-010501ME-06
US$5.60
Color: Djetinja River
Size: Large
SKU: 101-010501LG-06
US$3.95

Description

Hemingway’s Mayfly Tube Bodies

Hemingway’s Mayfly Tube Bodies are innovative, synthetic tube bodies for creating authentic mayfly dry patterns. They are made from high quality dry fly synthetic dubbing and are shaped into a tube which ends in long, built-in tails. As they are hollow and contain air bubbles, they act as a buoyancy aid and keep the fly afloat. Their curved and tapered shape with long tails, perfectly reflect the body shape of the real mayfly and give the fly the correct silhouette. These bodies are soft, very flexible and are super easy to tie. As they are ready-made and already shaped with tails, creating authentic, floating mayfly patterns is a simple and effortless process. Mayfly Tube Bodies come in a range of colors and three sizes to cover various mayfly species and hatching stages. They can be easily further enhanced and modified by using a simple permanent marker. Constructed to be sturdy and durable. Try these bodies with Hemingway’s Mayfly Wings to create some awesome looking mayflies.

Small size: approx 14-16 hook size, 10 bodies per pack

Medium size: approx 12-14 hook size, 10 bodies per pack

Large size: approx 10-12 hook size, 5 bodies per pack

Available colors: Yellow, Light Yellow, Cream Orange, Tan, Rzav River, Djetinja River

Tying Instructions

This instructional slideshow illustrates how to easily tie mayfly dry pattern using Hemingway’s Realistic Mayfly Tube Bodies, also featured in detail here, or see our Videos page for more interesting ideas and video fly tutorials and recipes.

Hemingway's Realistic Mayfly

EASY STEPS

HOW TO TIE


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Some product reviews:

Tube Bodies

“…Tube Body’s are made from long dubbing fibre wound around a mandrel (often a needle of some sort) cemented and removed from the former. These tubes are tough so they can withstand casting, how they stand up to a few fish chewing on them is down to the fish and a little luck.

On a short-shank or curved hook, with a little dubbing and a turn of two of CdC at the thorax, Tube Body’s make for quick tying and a near-realistic artificial fishing fly. The fibre used to make these seems to accept felt pen easily, so those of a realistic bent can shade and segment them easily enough. Tube Bodys are longer than thorax of the insects they are used to represent, so should be tied in at the desired length.

Looking at the Small Mayfly the taper and diameter of these is about right for medium sized up-winged flies. Large size Mayfly Tube Bodys are really aiming at Mayfly (E. danica) and Green Drake, so although useful for those hatches are less useful overall. Stimulator, Hopper, Caddis and the like all have applications – caddis, crickets, daddy longlegs, etc.

This type of pre-formed body has been about for some time and the result can be excellent…”


Review by Magnus Angus
On the Bench, Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Magazine (UK), 2013

Read the full article here.

Tube Body - Hoppers - Orange

Stimulator Fly - Tube Body - Yellow FluoTube Body Mayfly - Cream Orange

 

Hemingway’s Wings & Tube Bodies

“For any of you out there that have NOT tried the Hemingway’s from Frosty Fly, you are really missing out. The wings they offer are second to none and as soon as I get back home I will be ordering Mayfly wings and bodies. Try some and fall in love with making realistic winged bodies all over again.”

Hemingway's Realistic Mayfly Wings  Tube Body - Mayfly - Large - Cream Orange 2

 

 

Bill Ryan

Additional information

Weight 0.005 kg
Dimensions 9.8 × 5.2 × 0.5 cm
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4 reviews for Hemingway’s Mayfly Tube Bodies

  1. Corey

    I purchased a few packages of these tube bodies in different sizes and colors and have recently been playing with them. They make tying realistic looking extended dry fly bodies a breeze. Nice selection of colors and sizes, and easy to use.

  2. PAUL HAMILTON (verified owner)

    Started using these bodies last year for Green Drake and Hexagenia patterns easy to work with and very realistic I use a marker to color them to suit look I want and sometimes use a Partridge K10 Yorkshire Fly Hook (extended body) the body is hollow so it just slides over the extension, which helps maintain the profile and makes the fly more durable.

  3. Robert Burney (verified owner)

    Excellent product, natural and easy to use. Extremely fast service from Canada to U.S.

  4. Gordon Outhier

    Talk about fantastic fish foolers! Seems they never wise up. Caught the same rainbow three times.

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