Single Plume Tip CDC
|Jeremy Lucas style of LDO|
Soon the Large Dark Olive mayfly will appear hatching. Here in Sweden we call it Stor Åslända which is kind of hard to translate. Well it's still Baetis Rhodani we're talking about. The color of it can vary quite a lot not just from water to water but also between female and male. It has a body length of between 7.5-9 mm so it's name LDO is really a fitting description. In UK it will probably appear pretty soon and here it will appear a month or so later.
The fly I made according to an article in FF & FT some years ago. The tail is two stiff fibers of a cock de leòn feather. Primrose gossamer silk it both the tying thread and the thread base that makes the body of the fly somewhat tapered. Stripped natural peacock quill winded with a little gap between the wraps to enhance the ribbing effect. The body is varnished for durability and then there are two natural CDC tips as wings. The hook I've used is a Tiemco 103 BL one of my favorites since long ago for its sharpness. I should have started with the nymph naturally but well what can I say more than that I like dry flies more than wets. I might post it later on though. So that's it for now. Until the next post ...