Tying Instructions: CB Micro Mayfly
1. Slide a small copper bead onto the hook to the eye. Attach the thread behind the bead and lay a foundation to the bend of the hook.
Step One
2. Select 3 Ringneck Pheasant Tail fibers dyed Yellow from the center of a tail splay. These fibers tend to be rigid and will splay into separate fibers with proper thread tension. Attach the fibers to the top of the hook shank with the length of the tail equal to the shank length.
Step Two
3. Attach a fine Silver Wire along the side of the hook shank for a ribbing.
Step Three
4. Next, attach a stripped peacock herl to the hook shank securing the herl to the base of the tail.


Step Four
5. Wrap the herl forward with some overlapping wraps. Cover up to midway on the shank. Secure the herl with thread wraps and trim off the tag end. Step Five
6. Wrap the Silver Wire ribbing forward with about 5 evenly spaced wraps.
Step Six
7. Attach a piece of flashabou on top of the hook shank just behind the bead with the tag end towards the rear. Step Seven
8. Cut a slip of Dark Mottled Brown Turkey from a quill about the width of the hook gape. Attach the slip behind the bead to the top of the hook shank with the dull side facing up. Secure the Turkey slip up to the Peacock Herl abdomen.
Step Eight
9. Repeat Step 8 again with a second slip. This will give the fly a good wingcase foundation to accept the drop of epoxy.
Step Nine
10. Dub the thorax so that it is about twice as thick as the abdomen. Dub the thorax up to the bead.
Step Ten
11. Select 3 Pheasant Tail fibers, dyed yellow, and secure them to one side of the hook. Adjust the length of the fibers so that they do not extend beyond the rear of the abdomen. Trim off the tag end.
Step Eleven
12. Do the same on the other side of the hook. Step Twelve
13.Pull the first Turkey slip over the thorax and secure with thread wraps behind the bead.
Step Thirteen
14. Pull the second Turkey Slip over the first and secure with thread wraps. Finally bring the single piece of flashabou over the center of the wingcase and secure with thread wraps.
Step Fourteen
15. Trim off the tag ends .
Step Fifteen
16. Apply a thin coat of epoxy to all of the wingcase. Keep this application thin so that you can control it's flow. Then, apply a second drop to the wingcase. The amount of epoxy applied is determined by the amount you have on the bodkin. The second drop will follow the area covered by your first application. After the wingcase is dry, wrap a dubbed collar to hide the thread wraps and whip finish.
Step Sixteen

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