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Pattern Mercer's Micro May
Mercer's Micro May
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Category Nymphs
Entered Wed, 04 Jan 2006
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Hook: TMC 921 #14-18 Bead: Copper Tungsten Thread: Olive or Brown 8/0 or 10/0 Tails: Pheasant Tail Fibers Rib: Extra Fine Silver Wire Abdomen: Stripped Peacock Quill Flashback: One strand Pearl Flashabou Wingcase: TWO slips of mottled turkey tail feather Thorax: Buggy Nymph Dubbing or Arizona synthetic peacock dubbing Legs: Pheasant Tail Fibers Wingcase Coating: Five-Minute Epoxy HEad: Same Dubbing as thorax
Pattern Description
Mike Mercer has become one of the most prominent fly tyers in the country for good reason! His new book, Creative Fly Tying, has been a huge hit, filled with many of Mike's signature patterns. The Micro May is one of his most popular rendetions. The combination of a short hook, heavy bead head and slim profile create a fly that offers the right profile to mimic the naturals as well as sink like a bomb! Check out Mike's book for other great patterns, but in the meantime, twist up some Micro Mays for your own box.