Hemingway’s Mayfly Tube Bodies
Innovative, synthetic tube bodies for creating authentic mayfly dry patterns. Made from high-quality dry fly synthetic dubbing and are shaped into a tube that 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 reflects the body shape of the real mayfly and gives the fly the correct silhouette. These bodies are soft, very flexible, and are super easy to tie. They are ready-made and 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
This instructional slideshow illustrates how to easily tie mayfly dry patterns 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.
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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.