The Ignita is one of the most important mayflies in the rivers in Hedmark, Oppland and Sør Trøndelag where I fish. Next to the Baetis species it is the most enduring hatcher during the flyfishing season in the eastern parts of Norway.
The Ignita is 6-10 millimetre in size, and is often considered to be the little sister to the Aurivilli. Although the main hatch is from late June through September, in good seasons you may fish the Ignita from May through October.
This variant is meant to represent the spinner phase, or “The Sherry Spinner” as it is also called. If you are to tie a Dun variant you may want to tie it more olive or olive brown. Please note that the colour changes dramatically between different rivers.