Michigan Mosquito Fly Pattern

Michigan Mosquito Fly Pattern

Michigan Mosquito Fly Pattern

Hook – Mustad #94840 or #94833
Size – #10 – #16
Thread – black 6/0
Weight – none
Tail – two pheasant tail fibers, tied long and tied in a V
Body – stripped peacock quill
Wing – gray mallard quill, tied down
Hackle – brown & grizzly, mixed

Comment – This pattern dates from the 1950’s. It was developed to be used during any dark mayfly hatch. Fish will rise to this fly when they are not taking anything else. The original creator of this beautiful Michigan pattern is unknown. Submitted by Tom Deschaine.

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