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 pattern was developed to imitate the imago or spinner stage of mayflies.  

Most mayfly spinners seem to have darker shinier bodies with clear transparent wings.  This is very much unlike the subimago or dun stage where the body colour vary quite a bit and the wings are opaque.