sexyloops fly tying school part 25 - CDC Mohican Mayfly

sexyloops fly tying school part 25 - CDC Mohican Mayfly

t.z. | Friday, 8 April 2016

Following up on the foam extended body fly from last Friday. The concept originally began with Oliver Edwards Mohican Mayfly, which featured deer hair and a regular cock hackle aside from the foam body. I tie them with CDC as well.

CDC Mohican Mayfly 

water buffalo hair from the neck as tails
you can use goat hair as well for exapmple

tie the segments as shown in the extende foam body dragon fly

the only differnce is that in this case it is one folded strip
and the tying starts at the tip of the needle

hook with thread base

tie in the tail fibres
and fix the body to the hook by the first segment

tie in two CDC feathers for wings

spin CDC in a split thread dubbing loop

and wind the CDC hackle brush around the wingbase

bring the foam forward each side of the wing
and tie it down

form a nice head


fold back the foam and whip finish in the "neck"



the finished fly

I have used this pattern rather successfully in Vulgata Ephemera and Marginata hatches.

The original Oliver Edwards pattern. Already a variant as he uses a regukar dry fly hook in his video. I tried, sort of by accident, tying it on a large Partridge CZ, and bingo. That must have been at least 10 years or more ago. I tied a few only and send one to Hans Weilenmann for his fly tiers website. Hans Weilenmann is a fly tier from the Netherlands and one of the first advocates for rather simple flies I came accross. 

mohican_mayflyMohican Mayfly tied by t.z. - picture Hans Weilenmann

picture by Al Pyke 

Thomas Züllich, or - “t.z.” as most call him - is a German flyfisher & flytier living in Norway. His flydressing is based on old traditions as well as very modern and innovative methods of creating flies. You can book Thomas for guided trips, flytying classes and presentations. He regularly gives speeches and demonstrations at fly fishing fairs. Thomas is member of the ProTeam at Partridge of Redditch as well as Regal Vises.

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