Tying a Shuttlecock Midge (Emerger) by Davie McPhail

Materials Used; Hook, Size 10s to 16s Meduim Weight Grub/Scud Thread, Black Uni or UTC Body, Peacock Quill with or without Herl Wingbuds, Uni Neon Floss Chin…
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Butterfly Technology - Squeeze With Ease Lab test - empties an entire plastic tube

Squeeze With ease from Butterfly Technology (www.butterfly-technology.com) is a device that enables all of the contents of a plastic tube to be evacuated; fr…
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21 Comments

  • DavieMcPhail

    24 julio, 2013

    Hi Ty,

    When you get to the smaller hooks this is going to happen especially when you are catching trout as large as this, Daiichi and Kamasan are the same so you can’t go far wrong with them…Sorry about the delay in getting back to you as I’ve been away…

    All the very best Davie

  • stephen welham

    24 julio, 2013

    hi davie i feel you could improve this pattern by using split thread,dubbing with chopped up cdc fibres thus making a more effective pattern,making it appear more like an emerger would look in the surface film,apart from that a very nice pattern

  • Ty G

    24 julio, 2013

    Hi davie,

    Excellent pattern once again…. just tied half a dozen and they were an instant hit at my local lake…. my friend was forthunate enough to land a 10 pounder on a size 16 which was a miracle…. the kamasan hooks I use seem to straighen after a couple or even obe fish which is disappointing!! Do you know of any hooks from any other company’s that are much stronger? Or is this just common place with most small dry patterns?

    Many thanks

    Ty

  • particlepete1

    24 julio, 2013

    Top tying again Davie like the idea of adding a bit of colour underneath top tip thanks for sharing.

  • akfishguy

    24 julio, 2013

    Thank you for the videos, I have learned so much from you

  • DavieMcPhail

    24 julio, 2013

    Hi Eric Long,

    That’s a great idea as it would certainly work a treat, it would even help to strengthen the overall fly..

    Well done…

    All the very best Davie

  • ERIC LONG

    24 julio, 2013

    idea i got for this pattern is to split the cdc wing with a thorax cover and set it with a tiny bit of diamond hard so the wing lies spent,the draw back is it s hard to see but if you fish another dry in front that does the job,i got that idea from you when you tied the olive dry with the cdc wing and u split it with foam,a great fly,thanks davie for all your great tips that help us all catch more fish

  • DavieMcPhail

    24 julio, 2013

    Hi Sean Mooney,

    I have listed the materials I used above but here is the list for you to see as well..
    All the very best Davie

    Materials Used;

    Hook, Size 10s to 16s Meduim Weight Grub/Scud
    Thread, Black Uni or UTC
    Body, Peacock Quill with or without Herl
    Wingbuds, Uni Neon Floss Chinese Red
    Thorax Cover and Wing, CDC
    Thorax, Black Seals Fur and Peacock Glister or something similar…

  • OldBear5255

    24 julio, 2013

    Hello Davie. Glad to see you back mate. Great looking emerger for the box. If I’m right Davie is that a size 10 scud hook you used.

    Best Regards, Ken

  • Sean Mooney

    24 julio, 2013

    Hello Davie, Great fly as usual. You are an excellent fly tyer. You failed to say the Hook size you were using and how small it can be tied. You most always say because with the camera it is impossible to know. Thanks ATB Sean

  • jmkvet

    24 julio, 2013

    What hook size/type would you use?

  • andreacrazyhorse

    24 julio, 2013

    good…..
    

  • michael percival

    24 julio, 2013

    another amazing fly! If you have a chance to make a video showing your methods of preparing the materials you use when tying flies, it would be much appreciated.

  • michael percival

    24 julio, 2013

    hello Davie,

  • GreyBuzzer

    24 julio, 2013

    Hi Davie,
    Welcome back and I hope you enjoyed your trip.  Great fly and a very good use of the CDC lower section, nice tip.
    Many thanks 😉

  • Dominique LeBlanc

    24 julio, 2013

    Hi Davie, great fly. What grade of cdc do you use? I bought some but it does’nt look quite the same.

  • cesare cavazzoni

    24 julio, 2013

    you are great, I wonder if one day I see you build live!

  • oldirtyshinobi

    24 julio, 2013

    Wow another beauty!

  • mgfdh

    24 julio, 2013

    Looking forward to giving that one a swim.

  • Ron Shephard

    24 julio, 2013

    Great tutorial Davie, will definitely have a go at that one.

  • TARGETZEROO

    24 julio, 2013

    good stuff, will give that 1 a go