Carp Lake Hex Nymph

I visited Carp Lake the first time in early July 2007.  Arriving at the lake I noticed a number of Hexagenia limbata adults flying around the shoreline. Even though they clearly looked like H. limbata my initial reaction was that it was a different species as I did not think that this species would be this far north.  A throat sample containing a few nymphs convinced me that they were indeed H. limbata.  I subsequently developed this fly and gave it to a few friends that fished Carp Lake in July 2008.  Fishing reports convinced me that this fly will be a staple in my fly box for future visits to Carp Lake.

Recipe:

Originator: Danie Erasmus

Date: 2009

Hook: #8 TMC 200R BL 

Thread: 6/0 tan

Eyes: Small olive dumbbell eyes

Tail: Mallard flank fibres

Body: Superfine pale morning dun dubbingwith light gray ostrich herl palmered over the abdomen to imitate gills and fine gold wire to secure the abdomen.

Wingcase: Tan stretch flex

Thorax: Hare ear dubbing

Legs: Mallard flank fibres

Recipe:

Originator: Danie Erasmus

Date: 2007

Hook: #8 TMC 200R BL 

Thread: 6/0 yellow

Eyes: Small olive dumbbell eyes

Tail: A few brown pheasant tail tips

Body: Medium gold tinsel chenille with light gray ostrich herl palmered over the abdomen to imitate gills and fine gold wire to secure the abdomen.

Back:  Abdomen: Tan scud back

           Wingcase: Dark brown stretch flex

           Thorax: Tan scud back

Legs: Brown hackle