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May Fly

Mayfly Fly Fishing

Mayflies, one of the most exciting flies that the fly angler can fish. Traditionally as the name suggests, they are most prominent in May(ish), & it seems trout throw caution to the wind to attack these ephemerids with what seems total abandonment!

The fly angler, if they were to present an artificial Mayfly correctly, will enjoy sport that is electrifying & almost unequalled to the rest of the season.

Chalk streams are best known for Mayfly hatches, but other moving and still waters also offer ideal habitat. The Mayfly Nymph resides on the bottom of the water after maturing from an egg, attaining a fairly decent size & just before maturing, the Nymph (Emerger) becomes restless and shoots sometimes several times towards the surface, an opportunity for the angler.

Once on the Surface the Mayfly Emerger sheds its skin becoming a Mayfly Dun with a long body, three tails and feathery gills lining the abdomen. The Mayfly Dun will then float on the surface until the Wings are dry enough to fly, this process can take anything from a few seconds to a few minutes, this stage will give great sport.

Next the Mayfly Dun will become airborne & look for safety, sometimes on the underside of leaves in bushes & trees along the bank, they then transform into an adult Mayfly Spinner after shedding its skin.

Now sexually mature, the male Mayfly Spinner will attempt to attract females, normally towards the evening, this is then followed with the female Mayfly returning to the water to deposit her eggs which presents the next opportunity for the trout (and fly fisher) as the water surface, after depositing eggs, will be covered in spent Male & Female Mayfly Spinners! - This can be more intense than the actual hatch for feeding!

Turrall Fly Pod Mayfly Selection - FPOD15
Turrall Fly Pod Mayfly Selection, as the name suggests the Mayfly hatch normally start in mid-May and lasts until the first week of June. This selection of Emergers, Duns and Spents is perfect for imitating all stages of the Mayflies life cycle.
Turrall Fly Pod Mayfly Selection contains 18 Flies in 11 different patterns
£ 24.17
Snowbee Mayfly Barbed Fly Selection - SF201
Snowbee Mayfly Barbed Fly Selection, 6 Flies.
£ 7.57
Jims Wings Mayfly
Jims Wings Mayfly, from Jim Milne of Scotland. Jims Wings come printed on a thin sheet of PVC which you peel off a card backing. Very supple, and very tough superb to tie with no cutting (unless you want to decrease the size), or burning.Each pack of Jims Wings come with 12 pairs of Wings.Jims Wings Mayfly - 17mm in length.
£ 4.77
Turrall Bead / Gold Head Mayfly - Bh21
Turrall Bead / Gold Head Mayfly Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Bead/Gold Head Flies Flies Collection.
£ 0.97
Hemingway Tube Mayfly Bodies - Small
Hemingway Tube Mayfly Bodies - Small, these fly bodies are made from a material which is ideal for easy and flawless fly tying, perfectly imitating the true shape and silhouette of the fly, such as the Mayfly and Caddis.
£ 4.97
(-24.14%) £ 3.77
Hemingway Tube Mayfly Bodies - Large
Hemingway Tube Mayfly Bodies - Large, these fly bodies are made from a material which is ideal for easy and flawless fly tying, perfectly imitating the true shape and silhouette of the fly, such as the Mayfly and Caddis.
£ 4.97
(-24.14%) £ 3.77
Turrall Detached Body Mayfly Browns Drake - Dm01
Turrall Detached Body Mayfly Browns Drake Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Detached Body Mayflies Collection.
£ 1.17
Turrall Detached Body Mayfly Green Drake - Dm02
Turrall Detached Body Mayfly Green Drake Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Detached Body Mayflies Collection.
£ 1.17
Turrall Detached Body Mayfly White Drake - Dm04
Turrall Detached Body Mayfly White Drake Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Detached Body Mayflies Collection.
£ 1.17
Turrall Detached Body Mayfly Yellow Drake - Dm05
Turrall Detached Body Mayfly Yellow Drake Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Detached Body Mayflies Collection.
£ 1.17
Turrall Mayfly Brown Drake - Ma01
Turrall Mayfly Brown Drake Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Mayflies Collection.
£ 0.97
Turrall Mayfly Brown Drake Cripple - Ma08
Turrall Mayfly Brown Drake Cripple Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Mayflies Collection.
£ 0.97
Turrall Mayfly French Partridge - Ma02
Turrall Mayfly French Partridge Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Mayflies Collection.
£ 0.97
Turrall Mayfly Green Drake - Ma03
Turrall Mayfly Green Drake Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Mayflies Collection.
£ 0.97
Turrall Mayfly Grey Wulff - Ma07
Turrall Mayfly Grey Wulff Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Mayflies Collection.
£ 0.97
Turrall Mayfly Spent Gnat - Ma04
Turrall Mayfly Spent Gnat Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Mayflies Collection.
£ 0.97
Turrall Mayfly White Drake - Ma05
Turrall Mayfly White Drake Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Mayflies Collection.
£ 0.97
Turrall Mayfly Yellow Drake - Ma06
Turrall Mayfly Yellow Drake Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Dry Mayflies Collection.
£ 0.97
Turrall Long Weighted Nymph Richard Walker Mayfly - Xl02
Turrall Long Weighted Nymph Richard Walker Mayfly Trout Flies - From the Award Winning Turralls Extra Long Weighted Nymph Flies Flies Collection.
£ 0.97
Hemingway Mayfly Wings
Hemingway May Fly Wings MKII, realistic Mayfly wings preformed, pre-cut, flexible, waterproof and UV resistant. Pack comes with instructions on back of packet.
£ 4.97
(-24.14%) £ 3.77