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Thursday, 7 April 2022

How to tie a CDC Yellow May Pararchute Fly by Davie McPhail

Today we are checking out a fly that Davie did incredibly well with last year, the CDC Yellow May Parachute Fly. The Mayfly is great Summer fly, but can be used throughout the season. The life of a Mayfly can be minutes to an hour long and in Scotland, the hatch is around June. The male Mayfly seeks out females to mate as quickly as possible, before falling dead onto the surface of the water. During this time, Trout aggressively feed on spent Mayflys.

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 CDC Yellow May Parachute Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Ultimate Dry Black Nickel size 16 or 14 Thread: Uni-8/0 Yellow Tail: Cree Cock Hackle Fibres dyed Golden Yellow Body: Golden/Pale Yellow CDC Feather Wing: 2 CDC Feathers dyed Golden Yellow Hackle: Cree Cock Hackle dyed Golden Yellow

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!

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