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Fly tying instruction Universal Mayfly Nymph

How to tie the Universal Mayfly Nymph

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Fly tying instruction Universal Mayfly Nymph. This Universal Mayfly Nymph can help you in many a situation on the water. It is so universal because both weight and color can be varied to a great extent.

1. Start by wrapping your lead wire on the hook shank.

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2. Then wrap your tying thread on and add tails.

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3. Next, tie in your wire for ribbing.

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4. Now dub your thread

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5. and wrap your dubbing about two thirds up the hook shank.

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6. At the eye, tie in a strip of latex about 3 - 4mm ( or .12 - .15 inches ) wide in such a way that it protrudes over the eye.

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7. Now split your thread with a needle,

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8. put some fuzzier dubbing ( e.g. seal ) between the strands and spin..

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9. Use this dubbing to build your flie´s thorax and leave your bobbin hanging right where the abdomen meets the thorax. Now pull your latex strip back and tie it down right there.

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10. To snip off the latex, fold it lenghtwise between your fingertips and make a slanted cut towards the rear, thus nicely shaping the rear end of the wingcase.

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11. Color your thread some dark color and make a whip finish right where your bobbin is hanging.

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Enjoy fly tying with my instruction and fishing the Universal Mayfly Nymph, Wolfgang

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