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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Tying the McPhail Mayfly Wet Fly with Davie McPhail

Davie ties his own designed Mayfly pattern, the McPhail Mayfly (Wet Fly). This pattern can be tied in a range of colours to match the local hatch, and is an ideal pattern for the famous hatches on Irish loughs.

Materials Used:
Hook: Partridge Wet Heavy Size 10
Thread: Uni 8/0 Lt.Cahill
Tail: Natural Pheasant Tail dyed Green
Rib: Uni Floss Chartreuse
Body: Rabbit Dubbing Light Olive
Body Hackle: Indian Cock Grizzle Hackle Dyed Olive
Front Hackle: French Partridge Dyed Yellow
Head: Rabbit Dubbing Light Olive

Davies preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - if you need any help finding them or choosing substitutes we will be more than happy to help!

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