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Organza Callibeatis Spinner, picture
Retail: $2.25
Price: $1.95
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Item #: BB270 -

Callibaetis are the most numerous mayflies in many of the Western Hemisphere's lakes, ponds and slow moving streams. In rich alkaline lakes, these insects can hatch in such numbers to mimic clouds of smoke. Trout, bass and panfish all eat Callibaetis Mayflies in the nymph, dun and spinner stages. The Organza Wing Callibaetis Spinner is the most popular pattern for the spinner fall of these insects.Organza is a thin, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk. Many modern organzas are woven with...

Organza Mahogany Spinner Organza Mahogany Spinner, fly fishing, dry fly fishing, trout fishing
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Item #: BB278 -

Many mayflies that in the dun stage are yellowish or pinkish color in the dun stage, turn mahogany color in the spinner stage. It always pays to capture one of the real flies so that you can match it for size and color. I like to carry a pair of high resolutions binoculars to scan the water and identify what trout are actually feeding on. My binoculars have been the downfall of may picky, selective trout.Organza spinners don't have a lot of flotation, and they must be dressed carefully with...

Organza Pale Morning Dun Spinner, picture.
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Item #: BB280 -

Many mayflies that hatch as light green or olive duns turn into spinners of the same general shades. Trout can be very picky when feeding on spinners. Especially when feeding in scum lines in slow back-eddies, trout normally find that one type of food is preferable to all others. It is always best to spend a lot of time observing your quarry before making that crucial first cast. Then you must be very precise in your fly placement in front of the fish. Putting your fly exactly in the center of...

Organza Rusty Spinner, picture
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This is the most popular color of mayfly spinner overall. It seems that many different mayflies turn this color in the spinner stage. Although most mayfly spinners are fished on the surface, they can even be more productive fished as wet flies. After mayflies mate and reproduce, both sexes quickly die. These dead spinners only float for a short period of time and then they become waterlogged and sink, where they are consumed by trout.Organza is a thin, sheer fabric traditionally made from...

Organza Trico Spinner, picture
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Item #: BB300 -

Certain western spring fed rivers, such as Silver Creek in Central Idaho are famous for hatches of Trico Mayflies. During the spinner falls of these tiny mayflies, trout can feed ravenously, but be very selective as to the size, shape, color and attitude of your fly. Extremely thin tippets are the rule. 7X isn't out of the question. Very lightweight rods are often used to land large trout. Down-stream drag-free presentations are the rule. During these spinner falls the Organza Wing Trico...

The Polywing Spinner, BWO, picture.
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Item #: 12-0160 -

"The Polywing Spinner, BWO" is a spent wing dry fly imitating the final stage of several species of mayflies, which are common to creeks and rivers. These insects are small, but defenceless, and when they fall to the water in dense numbers, they are easy food for trout.

Polywing Spinner, Rusty, picture.
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Item #: 12-0180 -

"The Polywing Spinner, Rusty", more commonly referred to as Rusty Spinner, is a spent wing dry fly imitating the final stage of a several common mayflies, which are common to many streams and some smaller lakes. Rusty is one of the most common colors of small mayfly spinners. Real mayfly spinners sink below the surface of the water and can be found at all depths. Wen things are slow after a spinner fall, add som weight and fish your rusty spinner deep. This is often a productive trick. ...

Polywing Spinner, Trico, picture.
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Item #: 12-0140 -

Polywing Spinner, Trico"The Polywing Spinner, Trico" is a spent wing dry fly imitating the final stage of a Trico mayfly, which is common to certain slower, weedy spring creeks. These insects are tiny, but hatch in such dense numbers, as to blanket the water, and become easy protein even for larger trout. Tricorythodes are multi-brooded, so hatches can go on for months. Tiny, tiny flies, extra fine tippets, wary, well educated, large trout, makes for a heady concoction of extreme challenges in...

Sexy Hex Spinner fly
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Mayfly Spinners


According to the fossil record, mayflies have been nearly unchanged for over 300,000,000 years. That is far longer than either trout or humans. Mayflies are fragile, slow, can’t sting or bite and taste good to a wide variety of fish and birds. It doesn’t seem like a very good survival strategy. On top of that, they are stupid. The one pictured above laid its eggs on the bed cover of my pickup truck thinking it was water. Many more were laying eggs on the dry gravel road, which was over one hundred feet from any water. Yet over the water of the stream there were even more of the same kind of mayflies laying eggs there as well. The book says, “Go forth and multiply!” For the mayflies a numbers game has proven to be a better survival strategy than developing a large brain. Much more information on Mayfly Spinners...