Darryl Mooney Fly Tying Patterns
KELLY’S CRIPPLE (Kelly Galloup)
Hook: L5A/L5AY Size 16/18. Bent in vise in thirds to give a radius on hook.
Tail: Microfibbets Olive.
Body: Superfine in Brown Olive layered (not mixed) with Rusty Brown for segmentation or colours of your choice.
Hackle: Grizzle dyed Olive.
Thorax: Same as body about 1/3 thicker, and darker if you can manage it.
Wing: Sparkle Emerger Yarn Grey or Z Lon in Light Dun tyed on side of hook.
TWISTED MIDGE (Blue Ribbon Flies)
Hook: K14A Size 18-22
Body: Twisted Black Z-Lon or Sparkle Emerger Yarn (Not too long).
Thorax: Black Superfine or BRF Black Midge Dubbing.
Wing: Crinkled Z Lon in Light Dun or White tyed spent style.
MP65. ‘’ Petite Merde’’(Marc Petitjean)
Hook: K14A Size 16-22
Body: Twisted and wrapped CDC (0ne feather).
Thorax/Head: Twisted and wrapped CDC (one small feather).
Wing: CDC Fibres Stripped from stem, and trimmed to length.
GLASS BEAD EMERGER (Ed Engle)
Hook: L5A/L5AY 16, 18
Tail: Olive Microfibbets.
Body: 3 Strands of Pheasant Tail, natural or dyed Olive.
Butt: 2 Turns of Silver Holographic Tinsel Small.
Rib: UTC Ultrawire Copper Size Small.
Thorax:Peacock Ice Dubbing.
Wing: Very short wing stub of White Sparkle Emerger yarn or Z-Lon.
Bead: Silver Lined Glass Bead size 11/0, tyed on top of the hook with white GSP.
AP PONTOON DUN (Andre Puyans)
Hook: L5A/L5AY 16, 18
Tail: Olive Microfibbets( 4 Fibres split 2 and 2 for stability)
Body: Superfine Colour of your Choice. I like Brown Olive.
Wing and Outriggers: 2 matching and dense natural CDC Fibres tyed in curved away from each other with stems tyed back for outriggers to provide stability and enhance floatability.
Thorax and Head: Superfine to match body.
AP PONTOON EMERGER (Andre Puyans)
Hook: K14A 16, 18
Shuck: A few Strands of Mayfly Brown Z –Lon or Antron trimmed to length.
Body: Superfine Colour of your Choice., the lighter olives work well here as we are imitating an emerging insect.
Wing and Outriggers: 2 matching and dense naturalCDC Fibres tyed in curved away from each other with stems tyed back for outriggers to provide stability and enhance floatability.
Thorax and Head: Superfine Brown Olive making sure that the head and thorax are toned darker than the body.
BIBIO MARCI (Marc Petitjean)
Hook: D4AF 14
Body: Two Long Dyed Black CDC Fibres Twisted and wrapped making a body of 2/3rds shank length.
Wing: Stripped White CDC Fibres trimmed to length of body.
Thorax & Legs: Black CDC and Black Peacock Ice dubbing in a dubbing loop or by split thread, trimmed on bottom to make sure fly lies flush in the film.
Thorax Cover: Black 3mm Foam.