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Created by Bob Quigley



HOOK: 1X heavy wire, 1X short curved shank, turned-down eye; e.g., Dai Riki 135 or equivalent. Sizes 10-20

THREAD: To match abdomen

TAIL: Mallard fibers

SHUCK: Tan or amber Z-lon

RIB: Fine copper wire

ABDOMEN: Synthetic dubbing (e.g. Superfine) to match natural insect

WING: Black Congo Hair. Leave sticking out in front; trim butts so they cover front third of abdomen

WING POST: Black Uni-Stretch. This is for the hackle to wrap around

HACKLE: Grizzly. May be dyed to match natural insect

THORAX: To match abdomen

HEAD: To match thread. When tying head, use thread to push wing into vertical position



This Bob Quigley pattern has become very popular as an imitation of emerging mayflies.



Mayflies can be imitated by using hook sizes and body colors that match the natural insect.


How to Fish

Dress the fly with floatant and use standard dry fly presentations.



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