One-Up Mayfly Spinner
By Philip White, Darbyshire, England,
Drawing by Skip Hosfield
1. From the eye makes 20 turns of thread down the hook and then 3 open turns forward again to form a base for the wing. Take a bunch of mixed, stacked hair and tie in the the tips advanced over the eye.
2. Step-cut the butts down the body, thus tapering it, and take the thread to the bend.
3. Tie in the tail fibers and make about 6 turns of thread forward.
4. Form the rear part of the body with the butts of the tail fibers and tie them in.
5. Form the main body forward almost to the root of the wing.
6. Pull the wing bunch upright, lock it in place with several turns of thead in front and then split it into two smaller bunches. Take several turns around the base of each in turn setting them so that one is vertical and the other horizontal as you do so.
7. Dub on the mixed guard hair and form the thorax behind and in front of the wing. Whip finish. Pick out thorax fibers a little, if necessary.
About Phillip White
Lathkill Tackle, Unity Complex, Dale Rd. N., Darby Dale
DE4 2HX England
This fly is from Patterns of the Master, 30th Anniversary Edition
Published by the Oregon Council, FFF, 1995. We thank them for use permission.
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