Realistic Extended Mayfly Bodies Blue Quill
Realistic Extended Mayfly Bodies are genuine replicas of real adult mayfly body in shape, size, weight and appearance. Using these fly tying parts in your adult mayfly pattern will add that crucial advantage and make your fly super-effective. These mayfly bodies are made of water-resistant, extra-light foam-like material, making them very floatable. The shape is a true reproduction of a real mayfly body shape. Extended, tapered and curved, ending in a long, thin tail. The printing, coloring and details are authentic-looking. They are sturdy and durable. Ready-made and simple to tie using thread. For a more secure tie make a small slit along the bottom of the thicker end, add a small drop of glue (the best are the flexible, gummy kinds) and insert the hook. They can be used as is or cut to suit your specific pattern.
To tie that super realistic mayfly dun – use them in combination with Hemingway’s Realistic Mayfly Wings.
Realistic Extended Mayfly Bodies come as 6 bodies per bag. There is a wide range of colors, each carefully designed to mimic a specific species. Sizes range from Extra Small to Extra Large, also depending on the species they are imitating. Extra Small is a good choice for hook size #18, Small for hook #16, Medium for hook #14, Large for hook #12 and Extra Large for hook #10. These size recommendations are just estimates. You can go size up or down, depending on your hook style, if you are shortening the body, depending on the pattern and your style of tying.