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 silk. Many modern organzas are woven with synthetic filament fibers
such as polyester or nylon. Traditionally a fabric used to make brides
and harem women more attractive, Organza has found favor with fly tiers
for several applications, such as the clear spent wings of mayfly
spinners; the fabric is cut in narrow strips with the fibers running
parallel. Then the strip is tied cross-wise of the hook. After the rest
of the fly is tied, the cross fibers are easily picked out to leave only
the fibers that were tied perpendicular to the hook. These clear
crinkled fibers are lightweight and when treated with floatant will
support the fly on the surface of calm water. The crinkles in the fibers
give a sparkley effect just like real clear mayfly spinner wings.
Organza fibers have become the most popular material for this