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CDC Mohican Mayfly

Following up on the foam extended body fly from last Friday. The concept originally began with Oliver Edwards Mohican Mayfly, which featured deer hair and a regular cock hackle aside from the foam body. I tie them with CDC as well.

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water buffalo hair from the neck as tails
you can use goat hair as well for exapmple

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tie the segments as shown in the extende foam body dragon fly
http://www.sexyloops.com/index.php/ps/sexyloops-fly-tying-school-part-24-extended-foam-body-dragon-fly

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the only differnce is that in this case it is one folded strip
and the tying starts at the tip of the needle

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hook with thread base

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tie in the tail fibres
and fix the body to the hook by the first segment

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tie in two CDC feathers for wings

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spin CDC in a split thread dubbing loop

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and wind the CDC hackle brush around the wingbase

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bring the foam forward each side of the wing
and tie it down

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form a nice head

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fold back the foam and whip finish in the “neck”

 

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the finished fly

I have used this pattern rather successfully in Vulgata Ephemera and Marginata hatches.

The original Oliver Edwards pattern. Already a variant as he uses a regukar dry fly hook in his video. I tried, sort of by accident, tying it on a large Partridge CZ, and bingo. That must have been at least 10 years or more ago. I tied a few only and send one to Hans Weilenmann for his fly tiers website. http://flytierspage.com/tzuellich/mohican_mayfly.htm Hans Weilenmann is a fly tier from the Netherlands and one of the first advocates for rather simple flies I came accross.

mohican_mayflyMohican Mayfly tied by t.z. – picture Hans Weilenmann