A couple of seasons ago, fellow TU member Joe Dermont asked me to tie him some flies of this pattern. I’d never seen this pattern before so I asked him its name. He told me he didn’t know the name or its origin. I asked him when he used it and he told me he used it all season long. It looked like an interesting pattern so I tied up several for myself as well. Since there was no official name I called it Joe’s Mayfly.

Hook – Dry fly #14
Thread – Olive 8/0
Wing – Dun Hackle Tips
Tail – Brown hackle fibers
Body – Tan dubbing
Rib 6/0 brown in close turns
Hackle – Medium Dun (Keough Hackle)

John Lazar

Fly tied by John Lazar