Use this for a variety of mayflies as they are emerging. It is effective in different colors to match the hatch, ie., olive, yellow or dun.
Hook: Any Short Shanked Nymph Hook
Size: 14 -20
Thread: Olive (Match Body)
Tail: Blue Dun Hackle Fibers
Body: Olive Dubbing
Wing: Clump of Natural CDC Tied Short, Slanted Over Body
Directions: Tie in the tali at the down turn of the bend of the hook. Apply the dubbing 3/4 of the way forward. Tie in the CDC and apply more dubbing beyond to form a head. (The wing should appear to be protruding from under the head.) Tie off without forming a formal head.
Note: Keep a variety of different colors handy, this is a good searching pattern.