The Ephemera Danica is the largest mayfly in Norway. Measuring up to 2,5 centimeters (one inch) the hatch of this beautiful mayfly is the most important during the season. When these guys appear, the big and picky trout looks to the surface for food.
This Step-by-Step guide helps you tie the Mohican Mayfly 2.0. The fly is based on Oliver Edwards’ great pattern. The pattern is modified and simplified using modern fly tying techniques. The fly is also dubbed differently than the original. In this example the fly is tied to imitate an Ephemera Danica.
Don’t you just love those summer evenings when it all comes together after good may fly hatch, and the evening show opens with a magnificent spinner fall?
It’s impossible to fish a mayfly hatch cycle without having spinners in your fly box. Either in the form of an upright version, or the version imitating the flat and dead spent spinner.
What’s the perfect mayfly dun profile? It depends on the water you’re fishing in, but on a calm river nothing beats the lucid print from a No Hackle.
Except for being right all the time, nothing in this world is better than successfully fishing a BWO dun cycle.
If you’re lucky you get to experience a Super Hatch. I was lucky to fish one this summer. The Danica and the Sulphur hatches were both peaking during the same days in July last years.
A couple of decades ago, few anglers used emergers. In the recent years the emergent state of the may fly life cycle has caught the attention of most fly fishers. Now they are regarded as the most important imitations by many. Everyone should be tying BWO Emergers
Next to the midge, the Blue Winged Olives (Baetidae) are probably the most important bug that fish feed on. No doubt, tying them is part of the fun. Having the right imitation in your box is key to a successful season at the river on those warm summer hatches.