"These really are top quality flies. They are tied with fine attention to detail, good materials and perfect proportions. They are bespoke, beautiful flies with a the price tag that would usually result in disappointment for the fly buyer. Not in this case!" - Dave Wiltshire, May 2015
The barbless Mayfly Selection, is a selection of the flies to imitate the lifecycle of the Mayfly (emerger, stillborn, dun & spinner). I fished with these flies in May/June 2014 to test them out, and was very happy with the results. I supply two of each fly in two sizes (10's & 12's), in total there are 16 flies supplied in a free 8-compartment fly box. All of these flies are hand tied using barbless hooks, in sizes 10 to 12 using quality materials. Once again, we do not charge anything for delivery.
Descriptions and photo's of the flies can be found below:
CdC Mayfly Dun. This fly sits in the surface film of the water and imitates the emerging mayfly. These are best tied with CdC as this sits above the surface film and can be easily identified. A great pattern for those early hatches. This selection contains two each of sizes 10 & 12.
Loopwing Mayfly. The most effective fly I used last year as a mayfly imitation. With its looped wing behind the thorax, this fly just needs a little floatant (easily added to the loop) and it will float all day! A great imitation of the Mayfly. This fly also proved to be very effective from mid-May until mid July. This selection contains two each of sizes 10 & 12.
Mayfly Spinner. Once the mayfly has returned to the water to lay its eggs, they die and float on the surface, this is the spinner. The spinner is an easy target for Trout, and they can gorge on them in the early evenings. Just treat the wing and thorax to some floatant and have one of the best experiences fly fishing can provide. This selection contains two each of sizes 10 & 12.
Stillborn Mayfly. Slightly darker in colour to the spinner, some mayflies die as soon as they hatch. Again (as in the spinner above) these are an easy target for trout, sometimes they actively target these in preference to the hatching flies. In which case these are the go to flies. This selection contains two each of sizes 10 & 12.
Note: Should the "Tree Trout" steal any of your flies, I am happy to sell flies individually to allow you to top up your box. Please contact me using this link with details of your order, and I will email you an invoice. Mayflies can be bought for £1.25 per fly.
The above price includes 16 hand-tied mayflies with a free 8-compartment fly box. We now offer the option to upgrade to a Premium Silicone Fly Box for an extra £6, for details of the box we offer see here.
We currently have these fly selections in stock and will ship these to you as soon as we receive notification of your payment, generally if a payment is made in the morning your flies will be with you the very next day. All products from Barbless-Flies are shipped free of charge.