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Mayfly Fly Patterns

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  1. Ginger Mayfly

    Ginger Mayfly

    Ginger Mayfly: An old standbye Mayfly imitation that can be fished as a general imitation for many lighter colored Mayflies.

    Starting at: $0.92

  2. Ginger Quill

    Ginger Quill

    Ginger Quill: An excellent Mayfly that can imitate many different hatches.

    Starting at: $0.92

  3. Green Drake, Eastern

    Green Drake, Eastern

    Eastern Green Drake: This is THE HATCH to hit on many creeks in the Eastern States. These giant Mayflies are known to come off by the thousands. If you are lucky enough to hit this hatch, you will want to have this fly, the perfect match.

    Starting at: $1.03

  4. Green Drake, Western

    Green Drake, Western

    Western Green Drake: These legendary Mayflies' gigantic size will draw the biggest of trout to the surface to gorge themselves full of the duns. Be sure to have this fly on hand to match the hatch.

    Starting at: $1.03

  5. Grey Fox

    Grey Fox

    Grey Fox: The Grey Fox is a very prevalant hatch on many streams and rivers, especially in the Eastern States. This pattern is the perfect match, and can pass for many other Mayflies if need be.

    Starting at: $0.92

  6. Grey Fox, Parachute

    Grey Fox, Parachute

    Grey Fox, Parachute

    Starting at: $0.92

  7. Gulper

    Gulper

    Gulper: This is a great general purpose dry fly. Similar to the Adams, it resembles many different types of dark Mayflies. Parachute style rides low in the surface film just like the natural.

    Starting at: $0.92

  8. Gulper, Light

    Gulper, Light

    Light Gulper: This is a great general purpose dry fly. Similar to the Adams, it resembles many different types of dark Mayflies. Parachute style rides low in the surface film just like the natural.

    Starting at: $0.92

  9. Hares Ear, Parachute

    Hares Ear, Parachute

    Parachute Hares Ear: Just like the Hares Ear nymph this pattern can pass for numerous different types of flies. This is a great general purpose dry, and a very good choice when you do not have the exact imitation for a particular hatch.

    Starting at: $0.92

  10. Hendrickson

    Hendrickson

    Hendrickson: This fly is the perfect match for a Hendrickson hatch. Also, a good general purpose pattern to represent any kind of darker colored Mayfly.

    Starting at: $0.92

  11. Hendrickson, Parachute

    Hendrickson, Parachute

    Hendrickson, Parachute

    Starting at: $0.92

  12. Hexagenia Hex

    Hexagenia Hex

    Hexagenia: This is the largest of the Mayflies. If you are lucky enough to fish a Hex hatch, every trout in the creek will be stuffing themselves full of these enormous bugs.

    Starting at: $1.03

  13. Hexagenia, Parachute

    Hexagenia, Parachute

    Hexagenia, Parachute

    Starting at: $1.03

  14. Isonychia Slate Drake

    Isonychia Slate Drake

    Isonychia (Slate Drake):  The fly of choice to match the Isonychia or Slate Drake hatch.

    Starting at: $1.03

  15. Isonychia Slate Drake, Parachute

    Isonychia Slate Drake, Parachute

    Isonychia (Slate Drake), Parachute

    Starting at: $1.03

  16. Light Cahill

    Light Cahill

    Light Cahill: This dry is the all around go-to pattern for any light colored Mayfly. This along with the Adams would be the two must-have dry fly patterns for any trout fisherman.

    Starting at: $0.92

  17. Light Cahill, Biot

    Light Cahill, Biot

    Biot Light Cahill: This dry is the all around go-to pattern for any light colored Mayfly. This along with the Adams would be the two must-have dry fly patterns for any Trout fisherman. The biot body adds more realism to an already proven pattern.

    Starting at: $0.92

  18. Light Cahill, Parachute

    Light Cahill, Parachute

    Parachute Light Cahill: This dry is the all around go-to pattern for any light colored Mayfly. This along with the Adams would be the two must-have dry fly patterns for any Trout fisherman. The low riding parachute style is great for calm water.

    Starting at: $0.92

  19. Light Hendrickson

    Light Hendrickson

    Light Hendrickson. The match for the Light Hendricksons as well as just a great light colored Mayfly imitation.

    Starting at: $0.92

  20. Light Hendrickson #2, Fly Fishing Flies, Dry Flies. Discount flies at theflystop.com. High Resolution.

    Light Hendrickson #2

    Light Hendrickson #2. The match for the Light Hendricksons as well as just a great light colored Mayfly imitation.

    Starting at: $0.92

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Mayfly dry fly are arguably the most elegant insects of the fly fishing world. They vary in size and color and are a staple in the trout’s diet. As fly fisherman, mayfly fly patterns frequently fall upon in our fly boxes throughout the year.

Mayfly fly patterns have 2 wings that sit vertical, and have transparency to them and often detailed designs. Adult mayflies are most often fished and easily identified via terrestrial flies. They will have their wings intact and will be floating well on the water. Though the mayfly dry fly spends little time on the water, this stage is the most popular dry flies for fly fishing on most rivers. If you get down to the fishes’ level on the river on a cloudy day, you will see a lot of these on the water and heads popping and slurping them down just as quickly. Mayfly fly hatches can happen anytime of the day, though morning and evening are often the most prolific.

One mayfly fly that stands out among the rest is the all-knowing BWO, or baetis. This mayfly fly pattern can be imitated with various fly selections. The Adams is a very well-known mayfly fly that imitates this mayfly well, amongst many other. These are a very dominant bug in the western states.

The mayfly fly offer year-round dry fly fishing and are located across the world. Some of the most prolific hatches are mayfly dry fly. Baetis will hatch year-round giving mayfly dry fly patterns a necessary place in your box anytime you’re on the water, try a Baetis Zinger or Blue Wing Olive Parachute flies to imitate them. In the spring and summer, you have dozens of different species that hatch. If it weren’t for mayflies, entomology would really be rather simple. Mayflies hatch at all different times of the year, the nymphs can look pretty different from species to species and they vary greatly in size. It’s best to refer to local hatch charts and talk to local fly shops on the rivers you plan to fish to discover what mayfly fly may be hatching at any given time of the year. Always good to have a wide assortment of mayfly fly patterns on hand, meaning size, shape and color. For the mayfly, the sailboat like wings are the key to identifying it’s a mayfly fly. They are delicate, slow flying and beautiful. Though identifying the species from each other can be more of a challenge, mayflies themselves are likely the easiest dry fly to identify. A spinner (dead dry fly like Trico Spinner) will often have the wings laid out to the sides on the water.