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Grey Drake Mayfly - Dry Fly
Grey Drake Mayfly
The Grey Drake represents the female dun of Emphemera danica and the Green Drake imitates the male of that species. The term 'Drake' originates from the feathers used in the wing of this fly. It is tied in a 'fanwing' style.
Use The Grey Drake Mayfly To Catch:
The Grey Drake Mayfly can be used to catch Brown Trout
As the name indicates dry flies which include Grey Drake Mayfly are designed to float on the surface of the water. Trout dry flies types which include Grey Drake Mayfly imitate a wide variery of flies and insects which inhabit the surface of the water. There is nothing like using dry flies and watching trout and grayling rise to the surface. To purists dry fly fishing is the true art-form of fly fishing, indeed some rivers only permit dry fly fishing. There are some dry flies (e.g. the Popper, Muddlers) which are designed to attract fish by the action of creating a surface disturbance. The flies are made from very bouyant materials (e.g, cork, ethafoam or deer hair, the latter having a generous application of floatant). A Muddler retrieved upwind of a rise can often result in a bulge in the water as the fish follows the fly.
Dry Fly Fishing Techniques With The Grey Drake Mayfly
A dry fly like Grey Drake Mayfly has flotant (Gink is the most popular) warmed in your hand and gently rubbed into the hackles to help Grey Drake Mayfly float and they are usually cast singly on a trout tapered leader. A floating line is used, but with the tapered leader de-greased so that it does not glint and flash light spooking the trout
Grey Drake Mayfly - Fly Tying Dressing
For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the Grey Drake Mayfly. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Grey Drake Mayfly at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Grey Drake Mayfly yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two Grey Drake Mayfly as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.
Dry Fly - Long shank 12
Black or brown
Fibres from a cock pheasant tail
Natural Raffia or white silk
Grey duck body feathers tied fanwing style
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