Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1. Blue-winged Olives
2. Little Yellow Quills
3. Great Autumn Brown Sedges
4. Needle Stoneflies
Most available - Other types of food:
6. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
Fly Fishing School - Tying Perfect Fly Mayfly Duns,
Emergers and Spinners
Perfect Fly is the only company in the World with specific imitations of all the major
species of mayflies found in trout streams. Whereas the fly shops sell mostly
generic, imported flies (flies that don't imitate any specific insect) they obtain from
the three major fly distributors, the Perfect Fly company sell specific imitations of all
the major species of mayfly duns, emerging nymphs and spinners. The flies look like
the real mayflies found in trout streams. You can learn to tie these flies yourself by
viewing this step, by step, instructional DVD.
By varying the size and color of materials according to our recipes on the CD
(included with the instructional DVD) you will be able to tie over 120 highly
effective, specific imitations of all the important mayfly duns, emergers and
spinners that trout feed on from coast to coast.
These are the seven (7) basic patterns. You get sample flies of each one.
1. Perfect TS Emerger
2. Perfect Super TS Emerger
3. Perfect Dun
4. Perfect Drake
5. Perfect Spinner
6. Perfect Drake Spinner
7. Perfect Wet Dun
This is $17.00 Worth of Free
"Perfect Fly" Mayflies
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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Imitation can only represent the emerging insect at a specific stage at a specific time during this
short interval of time. Trout take advantage of the emerging mayflies during this transition time,
eating them with ease. Some mayflies emerge on the bottom or somewhere in between the
bottom and the surface, and swim to the surface as duns. Our "ts" or emerging combination
nymph and dun, has the shuck still hanging or trailing on the "almost" emerged dun. The "ts"
nymph resembles a mayfly taking a jump suit off. Our "Ea", emerging adult or wet fly imitation,
represents those mayflies that emerge below the surface.
When mayflies become sexually mature, they lose their dull outer covering and become what
anglers call spinners. Our "S" patterns represent the spinners. Although some specie of these
spinners may die and fall in ripples and faster moving water, they eventually wind up
concentrated in eddies or smoother flowing water such as pockets and the tail end of pools. This
is usually where the trout go to take in the easy offerings. Again, our "Perfect Fly" imitations are
selected to catch trout in the type of water that trout feed in depending upon the particular
species of mayfly. Presentations made in turbulent water will drown most of our spinners. In that
event, you probably presented the fly in the wrong place, but even so, that is exactly what
happens to natural spinners that fall in turbulent water. They get drowned and even then,
your fly is properly imitating the natural.
The wings of spent spinners lie flat on the water, not upright like the duns. This fact, added to
the fact that spinners float low in the surface film, make them difficult to see even in the best
situations, especially the smaller spinners- the real ones and the fakes ones.
Spinners are yet a different body and wing color from that of the dun, sometimes drastically
different. They are thinner, slimmer and usually have clear or transparent upright wings and a
tail that is usually longer than the duns tail. The female spinners are either involved with the
mating process and are generally not available for the trout to eat; or they are in the process of
laying their eggs and may or may not be available for the trout; or they have collapsed after
laying their eggs with spent wings and a body that is void of eggs. The male spinners may or
may not be available, depending on where they die, on water or on land.
Fully emerged adult mayfly duns, our "D" patterns, have two main upright divided wings like real
mayflies. They do not have a single wing or just totally lack wings like some mayfly imitations.
When upright, these wings sit back at an angle to the body, not straight up like the few imitations
that do have wings. We don't go so far as to add the tiny hind wings for those species that have
them, but we do think the main wings, which represent almost half of the total configuration or
silhouette of a mayfly, should be somewhat realistic.