Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies show us how to tie the Drake Mackerel emerger, an Ephemera vulgata mayfly imitation, in this week’s Friday Night Fly Tying video. What is a Drake Mackerel? Good question. I wondered the same thing when I first saw this video. Ephemera vulgata, as the fancy folk call it, is…

 

I was fishing the South Branch Raritan River in New Jersey last night and had the good fortune to catch a pretty impressive emergence of Sulphur mayflies just before dark. I had some lighter colored Fran Betters’ Usual fly patterns but I wish I had a few of the Snowshoe Rabbit Sulphur Emergers featured in…

 

For those that prefer to spend more time on the water than at the vise tying fly fishing flies, this fly pattern by Aaron Jasper of Trout Predator Online is for you! This has to be one of the simplest yet effective BWO emerger imitations I have ever seen and you can tie it in…