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Vulgata Emerger

  • Hook: TMC 200R #8
  • Thread: UNI 6/0 Brown
  • Tail: Spirit River Mottlebou Brown Marabou
  • Body: Spirit River Mottlebou Brown Marabou
  • Rib: UTV Ultra Wire Copper
  • Wing: CDC Brown & Tan in dubbing loop
  • Wing Casing: Foam

Even though the snow is still on the ground, and the lakes around Oslo is frozen solid, it is not long until spring time and first hatches begin. The Ephemera Vulgata is one of the biggest mayflies around here and in the forest around town you can get large hatches during summer! If you ever meet a hatch you should be ready, and I’m starting my box with some emergers, here in size #8.

Long Winged Emerger Daiichi 1167 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Yellow
Body: Hareline Hare-Tron Dubbin Pale Yellow, UTC Ultra Wire SM Gun Metal Blue
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Dubbin Dark Olive
Wing: 3xCDC Dark Olive

This low-hanging emerger is a very good fly to keep when targeting trout: the hook will break the surface tension and sit low in the water while the CDC will keep it afloat. A few drops of floatant (don’t put anything on the body!) will keep this in perfect position. I chose a long and fat wing on this to be able to float it down a river and keep it as low as possible in the water. The white body with the blue rib is a good visual clue, I could go without ribbing to loose some weight, but with the amount of CDC on this fly that should not be needed. pattern could do well with a dark body and white CDC wings



3-wing emerger Daiichi 1167 #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Body: UNI-Mylar Peacock #16, Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Bleached
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Chocolate Brown
Wings: Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Bleached

Found this interesting 3-wing emerger pattern on facebook and thought I would have a go at it. The original image was not particularly detailed, so I winged it in terms of execution. Since this was the first attempt some of the details came out a bit wrong, but I like the overall idea behind this one.

The top view: there is a lot of deer hair in this one, it should float very good view: I really like the profile from underneath view: the raised wings will make this fly sit low in the water




Fiery Emerger

2013.12.06.emergerHook: Knapek Midge Pupae #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Body: Polishquills  Stripped Peacock Orange
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ice Dub Rusty Orange, 2xCDC
Wing: 2xCDC White
Legs: Mallard Flank

This pattern I found on and adapted to a different color scheme. The fiery red/orange of this emerger will make it a great trout/grayling fly that I now have to wait until april/may (until the ice melts away here in Norway…) to actually test. The body on this came out ok, I should have bugbond on the peacock quill, but the one I have is to thick to apply to such a body.The other thing I would experiment with is to have a bit more legs on to make them stand out even more

Top view: the legs will create a good footprint on the surface

2013.12.06.emerger_topBottom view: the legs combined with the rusty orange dubbing is a great combination

2013.12.06.emerger_bottomA couple together: