Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Another Tying Video - Soft Hackle Mayfly Emerger

This one has been picked up by Midcurrent, so we just have the link.

http://midcurrent.com/videos/tying-a-soft-hackle-mayfly-emerger/

This is a most versatile pattern as you can just change the throax color and hook size to imitate all of the different mayflies in their emergent state.

It's one of my go-to patterns all year 'round.  Tie some up for the fall on a size #12 hook, with a reddish brown dubbed thorax - this imiates the Slate Drake (Isonychia) quite well.

And sharpen your hooks!  You'll catch more fish.

5 comments:

G Lech said...

looks killer

Hacklebarney Jimmy said...

Thats a beautiful soft hackle. What was the hackle clamp you used in the video? My hackle clamp stinks and I would like to try one like yours.

Andy Baird said...

What a fantastic video tutorial, Matt. And a pleasure to watch your sublime thread control...

Wonderful stuff.

Andy

Matt Grobert said...

Jimmy - It's called a plunger clip and is used for electrical apps.

Anonymous said...

Outstanding video! Excellent demonstration of many techniques being beautifully executed. Well done. Thank you.