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    Default Kant of a Mayfly's Wing at rest

    Sorry, meant the "cant" or direction of a mayfly wing.

    Anyway, I know a lot of posts I post bring a lot of strong disagreement, but I am "coming out of the closet" on this issue.

    I just received my "Fly Tying" catalog today from Orvis. On the cover is a beautiful photo of a PMD at rest on a weed. Anyway, the wing is "canted" at as much as 30-45 degrees to the rear.

    I have always wondered why so many dry fly patterns have completely upright wings! I have never witnessed a mayfly on the water with straight upright wings.

    Now, this pic of a fly of mine is not my best fly or anything, but only selected as it was the first I came across with a canted wing which I believe is most like the actual insect: Just close your eyes and picture one you have tied that looks a lot better.

    Or one like this one I tied for the same reason:

    Now, compare that vision in your mind to the real thing below:

    Now, I am going back in my closet to avoid all of the disagreements that are sure to come!!!
    Last edited by Byron haugh; 05-02-2012 at 11:28 PM.

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