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Tube Bodiz Dry (Michigan Mayfly)

Presented by Herb Kettler

Tube Bodiz Dry (Michigan Mayfly)
Originator: Ralph Graves of Roscoe, New York, U.S.A. (the Catskills)


Hook: Partridge E6a #10
Thread: 6/0 or 8/0 Cream
Tails: Moose Body or mane hair.
Abdomen and Thorax: Creamy olive, fine, long staple dubbing (must be long staple! Short fibers are no good.)
Wing: Lemon Wood Duck flank feathers.
Hackle: Grizzle Neck dyed yellow.
Neck Natural blue dun.
(Note: Same necks as for Mohican mayfly.)
New polished bodkin, the type used for sewing burlap (sacks). About 2 to 2.5 mm in diameter with a smooth rounded point and very polished. Try hardware stores or knitting shops, even a knitting needle will be ok.
Tube Bodiz Dry (Michigan Mayfly), photo by Steve Sato

Photo by Steve Sato. The fly is tied by Oliver Edwards.

Tying Instructions

1. Capture 4 or 5 moose hairs on the bodkin with the tying thread.

2. Spin dubbing on needle (long staple such as fine & dry) to create abdominal shell.

3. Saturate dubbing shell with flexament.

4. Pull abdomen off of dubbing needle. You now have a Tube Bodiz.

5. Create pair of wings using two lemon wood duck flank feathers back-to-back. Tie on and up so they stand out as a pair.

6. Tie tube body to hook tying in by moose hairs.

7. Tie hackle in behind wing. Dub behind and in front of wing.

8. Wind hackle behind and in front of wing.

9. Tie off and whip-finish.

© Photo: Steve Sato. Documenting the tying steps: Herb Kettler 


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