CR Black Spinner


Originator: Danie Erasmus

Date: 2007

Hook: #12-14 Mustad 94840 

Thread: 8/0 black

Tail: Natural Mallard flank fibres

Body: Black superfine dubbing

Ribbing: #6/0 tan thread

Wing: Natural Mallard flank fibres

Hackle: Two dark blue dun hackle

This fly pattern imitates the imago or spinner stage of the Black Quill (Leptophlebia spp) mayfly. It is also a good generic imitation for other mayfly spinners as many of them have dark brown to black bodies.