Tying a Rollover CDC Mayfly (Dry/Wet Fly) with Davie McPhail

Probably one of the most exciting times for any fly angler is when the Mayflies start to hatch. When the hatch begins, Trout aggressively feed on the larvae, winged and spent state of mayflies. There are in fact 46 different species of Mayfly in the UK and 2,500 in the world, but fly anglers need only know 2, the Large Yellow or Brown Mayfly. Davie McPhail's version of the Mayfly involves the use of CDC material which allows this fly to float, however, if the Trout are feeding just below the surface, the profile of this fly allows it to sink and become a wet fly.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Rollover CDC Mayfly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-purpose Medium size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Rusty Brown Tail: Cock Pheasant dyed Yellow Rib: Small Oval Gold Tinsel or Fine Gold Wire Body: Red and Golden Olive Seals Fur or SLF Dubbing Body: Golden Olive Cock Wing: CDC dyed Olive Hackle: French Partridge dyed Brown Olive

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!