Wulff patterns first became popular in Ireland in the Mid 1990's. They were immediately successful .The most popular pattern early on was the Grey wulff which was fished as a spent gnat imitation.Gradually other patterns followed and this green pattern is probably the most popular of them. It is a great fly during hatches of green drake.
I designed this pattern about four years ago and it has become a firm favourite everywhere at Mayfly time..It is designed to sit right in the surface film.The CDC Dark Olive Mayfly is now available in size 10 and size 12.
This is one of a trio of authentic Dennis Moss Mayfly patterns in my collection.It is extremely popular in the West of Ireland particularly on Loughs Corrib and Mask.A must have for May. See also Moss Mayfly Grey and Moss Mayfly Ginger.
This is one of a trio of authentic Dennis Moss Mayfly patterns in my collection. It is extremely popular. Dennis invented this pattern over 20 years ago and it is still one of his mainstay patterns. He states " The Ginger May accounted for my biggest brown from Corrib. It is a must have pattern for the time of year for which it was designed,and very good during the day and for the early part of the Mayfly hatch when the trout are feeding exclusively on duns." (Quote from "Trout and Salmon- The Essential Guide to Irish Lough Fishing" by Dennis Moss.) See also Moss Mayfly Grey and Moss Mayfly Green.
This is one of a series of patterns designed by one of Ireland's most famous fly dressers Patsy Deery of Cootehill. Patsy is the author of "Irish Mayflies-A fly-fishers guide."
Patsy designed the style of fly to imitate the newly hatched mayfly duns as they are blown across the surface of the water. This is a deadly pattern when fished across the wave,twitched and bobbed. It is a great favourite on Loughs Mask and Carra but will work literally anywhere mayfly are hatching.There are two other versions Roll-Over Grey and Roll-Over Olive.
Wet Mayfly patterns are numerous and vary greatly in colour, some bearing little resemblance to the hatching natural fly. My selection includes some of the older classic patterns e.g. Lansdale and Lough Erne Gosling as well as modern flies with muddler heads and bodies of gold and pearl. Fished in teams of three on floating or intermediate lines they are all proven fish catchers during the Mayfly season and beyond.
A great little Mayfly from Patsy Deery to have on your mayfly trip.The design encourages the fly to roll over on its side in a breeze and this movement on the surface is very attractive to trout.See also Rollover Grey and Rollover Yellow.
Wulff patterns have been fished successfully on Irish loughs during the mayfly season for nearly 20 years.The Yellow Green and Royal wulffs are the most popular during the mayfly hatch,with the Grey Wulff a particular favourite during a fall of spent gnat.
For 2012 I decided to introduce some parachute versions of these popular flies.See also Green Wulff (Parachute).
This part of my Dry Mayfly range which incorporates both traditional and modern patterns. Made up of local Irish favourites like the Mosely and O'Connor Mayflies; this selection includes Wulff patterns from America and a range of new flies from Dennis Moss. The range also includes flies I have designed incorporating wings of CDC which have been very effective over the past few seasons.
This is the yellow version of the original O'Connors Green Mayfly.
I have substitted a grizzle hackle dyed yellow for the original red game hackle.It is a particular favourite on Loughs Erne and Conn. On the latter a size 12 is favoured.