This dry fly pattern imitates emerger, cripple, and dun phases of virtually any mayfly hatch. By varying size and colors, you can match nearly any mayfly hatch. This video ties the pattern using stenonema colors and size. The unique hackle method (commonly referred to as “hackle stacking”) is extremely durable and is reminiscent of both parachute, and comparadun patterns. The emerger/caddis style hook rides low in the water and makes the pattern appear highly vulnerable.
The Killer Dry Fly
Hook: Orvis 1639 #10
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 tan or cream
Body: Tan Superfine dry fly dubbing
Thorax: Gray Superfine dry fly dubbing
Hackle Core: 4X (.007″) nylon monofiliment
Hackle/Wing: Dun saddle hackle