Sometimes you need to go a bit realistic
|Rusty Mayfly Spinner|
Because it features these "hyper-realistic" wings, in traditional spinner orientation, it's sexy as all get out and it's been a great fly to have in the box during these awesome hatch stages.
As far as this pattern goes, it features one of my favorite body materials: wrapped turkey biots (with the ribbing up). If you're a little hesitant to go with Turkey biots, we've done some homework for you and explained all you need to know about biots in general.
Another addition to this type of traditional pattern is the use of some specialty wings. The wings and the wing burners are from the guys as J:Son Sweden. They're an innovative bunch of fly tyers that put out some awesome materials. The wing burners, shown here, come in a variety of sizes and types. These are specifically for mayfly wings and I use them all the time. In this pattern, I use the matching wing material they provide, but you can also do this with any of the medallion sheeting colors we carry in the store.
Hook: Daiichi 1180, #14-#18 (+)
Thread: MFC Premium Thread, 8/0, Rusty Brown (+)
Tail: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Gray (+)
Body: Turkey Biot, Rusty Spinner (+)
Wings: J:Son Realistic mayfly wing material, M4 (+)
or Medallion Sheeting, Buggy Light Dun (+)
Thorax: Ice Dub, UV Cinnamon (+)
Tools: J:Son Realistic mayfly wing burner, M4 (+)