Detached Body Pins DBP (set of 4) J:Son
The ideal tool for making extended bodies. Set of 4
Realistic Holsloot chorotepes mayfly using Detached Body Pins.
Coroterpes mayflies (big black ones) are quite common on Cape streams where they emerge and lay eggs regularly at all times of the day and season. They don't come off in big hatches, but are quite regular and their presence is usually indicated by fish leaping far out the water. The mayflies fly slowly above the water, dipping down occasionaly to deposit eggs.
As they say locally, the fish go 'mal'.
This choroterpes imitation was made using the J:Son extended body tool (the small one in the set), a Sprite Perfect hook, and J:Son realistic wing material and burner. For an emerger version, clip the hackles short underneath and leave the tail flat, and not curved up. For the spinner, use longer hackle with minimal trimming, the version below is meant to cover both. It probably needs a name, so I will go with 'Holco spinner', unless you have something better for me.