Roy Ole Læhren Jakobsen
Split mayfly tail with micro fibets
This is a allround way to make the tail of a mayfly, using micro fibets.
Someone loves it, other hates it. But for sure it looks good, and balances the fly good.
Step : 1
Attach the tying thread on the hook. Wrap down to the point you want to mount your micro fibets
Step : 2
Find four straw of micro fibets. Make them equally long. The color you choose depends on which imitation you are tying
Step : 3
Adjust the length, about the length of the hook. Secure the micro fibets with a tight turn.
Step : 4
Go forward with your tying thread. Stop about the point where you want the wing to be
Step : 5
Cut of the excess and go backwards again with the tying thread
Step : 6
Go under and up between the micro fibets with your tying thread
Step : 7
Make some turns around the fibets. Remember to also make a couple of turns under the wing.
Help the fibets to spread, two at each side
Step : 8
Go forward again with your tying thread. Now you can tie in your wing for an example.
PS: If you use dubbing as body. It can help to make one turn under the tail when you start dubbing your body.
This will help the tails to stand up