[Video] Killer Mayfly Nymph by Hans Stephenson


Fly Tying Video by Dakota Angler & Outfitter

Hans Stephenson demonstrates how to tie this great nymph from Solitude flies that does an excellent job imitating small baetis nymphs. Hans reports a recent diet study found that baetis nymphs and midges are the top trout foods in Black Hills Streams and he uses this fly as a dropper below a scud or an attractor nymph.

Killer Mayfly Nymph Material List

Hook: Daiichi 1270 size 18-22
Thread: UTC 70 Black or Olive
Abdomen: Microtubing or D-Rib Black or Olive
Wingcase: Medallion Sheeting
Tail: Microfibbets
Thorax: UV Ice Dubbing
Legs: Brahma, India Hen or Partridge

Enjoy!

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hansrcsd says

The best hook is a daiichi 1270 in sizes 18-24. Thanks

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Feldlistrasse says

Caddis Larvae of the best I have seen ….. very good! Greetings from Switzerland / greeting Nogg

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bluetoad2001 says

beautiful fly , great job
you are one heck of a tyer

thanks
again

buzz

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SurraTito says

Muy buena imitaciòn laboriosa por cierto yo la ato en anzuelo 14 màs grande no me toman Los rìos son muy trasparentes y pequeños, Y nuestras truchas cortas de vista màs pequeñas son menos errores se notan!! ja tipet 6 x o 7x En la Patagonia es otra cosa, allì estoy de acuerdo en 10 no hay problem. Excelente su mosca. saludos Còrdoba Argentina

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sniperbait171 says

wow

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LilDas187 says

great fly but where i live caddis are a darker olive color so i use olive green instead of bright green

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samuelerossini says

well done Hans, wonderful dressing 🙂

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flyfishextreme says

wow, really nice caddis, and i absolutely love the legs, thank u and tight lines from austria!!

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damir623 says

Hallo Hans.Eine sehr realistische Larve.Gefählt mir sehr gut!Werde sie binden und mit ihr fischen.
Gruß aus BRD (Germany)von Damir.

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hansrcsd says

Ostrich herl is tan and the scud hook is a size 10.

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hansrcsd says

Ostrich herl is tan and the scud hook is a size 10.

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greenhead1995 says

what color is the ostrich herl

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greenhead1995 says

what color is the ostrich herl

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greenhead1995 says

what color is the ostrich herl

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greenhead1995 says

what color is the ostrich herl

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greenhead1995 says

what size scud hook is that

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ONSteelheadJunkie says

Thanks for all the insight, im gonna tie some of those up this week, thanks Hans, great tie.

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hansrcsd says

The emergence dubbing I used for this fly is synthetic. I believe it is antron. Their natural dubbings are wool

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brandollarz says

hi hans
what is the natures spirit dubbing made of
is it pure synthetic?

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Feldlistrasse says

Nice Caddis Larvae, good Job

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