Published Jun 11. 2018 - 5 months ago
Updated or edited Jun 11. 2018

Mercer's Poxyback Green Drake Nymph

Mighty Green Drake No.2 - Mercer's Poxyback Green Drake Nymph (in Europe - Epeorus assimilis)
NOTE: I just found that Epeorus is not a "crawler" it is a "clinger" nymph - the eye location on the sides of its head (crawlers), a key crawler vs. clinger separator. Clinger has eyes on top of the head.

Materials Used:
Hook: TMC 2312 {#10}
Rib: Wire {Copper}
Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0 {Olive}
Weight: Lead wire 0.3mm
Poxyback: 5min. epoxy or UV glue
Back: Turkey Tail Feather{Golden-Brown}
Dubbing: Rainbow Scud Dub Dark Shade or Olive/Brown Antron Dubbing
Gills: Ringneck Pheasant Rump {Olive}

The "poxyback" patterns were developed in the late 1980s by creative fly tyer Mike Mercer

Western Green Drake - Drunella grandis, Drunella doddsii
In Europe - Epeorus assimilis and other Epeorus

Check my Homepage for Fly Fishing trips to the Czech Republic, whole Central Europe, and more:

Martin Joergensen

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