Published Dec 11. 2015 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 27. 2018

Purchasing Mayfly Nymphs Materials (Part 2)

This is the second video in a two part series on essential items needed to tie mayfly nymphs. Continuing where I left off in Part 1, I discuss materials that I believe are the "must haves" belonging on any fly tying bench in order to tie the most common and effective patterns. If you missed Part 1, please click on the following link:

In this video, part 2 of 2, there is a discussion related to the following recommended materials (optional ones listed with an asterisk):

Tails - Pheasant tails
Hungarian Partridge skin
*Mallard / wood duck flank feathers
*Coq de Leon (medium or dark pardo)

Body - Thread (6/0 UNI) in brown, black, tan/cream, and olive
SLF Squirrel Spikey dubbing; black, brown, olive, and natural fox
Hare's mask; tan, *olive
Pheasant tail fibers; natural, *olive
*Turkey biots; black, brown, tan/cream, olive

Wing case - Turkey tail
*Thin Skin; mottled bustard or oak in natural
*UNI Mylar; Holographic Silver Size 12 (3/64")

Legs - Hungarian Partridge skin
*Hen neck; natural (brown), olive, and grizzly

Thorax - Peacock herl
*Hemingway's Peacock dubbing;
Link related to peacock dubbing:

*Hot Spots
*UNI thread; chartreuse or pink
*Glo-Brite floss; chartreuse or pink
*Flashback - UNI Mylar
*Fluorescent beads; chartreuse or pink

As mentioned in this video, I'd love to hear your thoughts about these recommendations, and more importantly, please comment if there was a material missing that you felt deserved a spot on this list. Feel free to leave any additional questions/comments on this YouTube page, or you can email me:

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