Mayfly Emerger

An emerging mayfly is the most vulnerable and defenseless time of a mayflies life, and trout know it! More fish are caught on emerging mayflies than any other style of mayfly! DiscountFlies Mayfly Emergers Are Tied on Gamakatsu, Tiemco or Daiichi Hooks, By The Worlds Finest Fly Tier's. Experience True Fly Shop Quality Flies On Your Next Fly Fishing Trip!
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Size 10 (199 Available)
Size 12 (12 Available)
Size 14 (351 Available)
Size 16 (136 Available)
Size 18 (388 Available)
Size 20 (114 Available)
Size 22 (324 Available)

  • Code: N-BFBPT
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Price as low as: $1.49
There are over 600 mayfly nymph species, of which most are brown, and very similar in appearance to the Pheasant Tail Nymph.

Originally tied by Frank Sawyer, this pattern has been tweaked over the years, and continues to catch amazing numbers of fish. Keep a good selection of this trout fly.

The Beadhead Flashback Pheasant Tail is best fished as an emerger and matches the Hatch of the following Mayflies:
  • Baetis
  • Dark Green Drake
  • Flav or Lesser Green Drake
  • Green Drake - Western
  • Green Drake - Eastern
  • Grey Drake
  • Hendrickson
  • Pale Morning Dun
  • Pink Lady or Slate Brown Nymph
  • Quill Gordon
  • Red Quill
  • Sulphur Dun
  • White Winged Sulfur Dun

Additionally, it works well as a Midge imitation!


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Pheasant Tail - Bead Head Flashback
1 flies
$2.41 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.81 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.61 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.54 ea.
12+ flies
$1.49 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 5
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Size 12 (152 Available)
Size 14 (207 Available)
Size 16 (100 Available)
Size 18 (122 Available)

  • Code: N-GUICHE
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Price as low as: $1.98
This version of one of the greatest nymphs ever tied includes a soft hackle collar and a peacock thorax. Use this pattern to imitate emerging caddis or mayfly nymphs. This pattern is effective when dead drifted or swung.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Guide's Choice Hare's Ear Tungsten Bead
1 flies
$3.20 ea.
2-3 flies
$2.40 ea.
4-6 flies
$2.14 ea.
7-11 flies
$2.05 ea.
12+ flies
$1.98 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 5
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Mayfly Emerger - Jiggy Rainbow Warrior TB

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Size 14 (19 Available)
Size 16 (116 Available)
Waiting List Size 18
Size 20 (339 Available)
Size 22 (214 Available)

  • Code: N-JRW
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Price as low as: $1.98
This eye catching, flashy nymph will grab the attention of trout. The pearl rainbow warrior can be used to imitate a midge (chironomid) or a light colored mayfly emerger. The Tungsten bead will get the fly deep, where trout like to feed, and the jig hook will help keep the fly from snagging.!

Bead/Hook Sizes:
#8, 10 & 12 hook: 3.8 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead
#18 hook: 2.2 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead
#14 hook: 3.3 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead
#20 hook: 2.0 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead
#16 hook: 2.8 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead
#22 hook: 1.5 mm  Slotted Tungsten Bead

Prices for Jiggy Rainbow Warrior TB
1 flies
$3.20 ea.
2-3 flies
$2.40 ea.
4-6 flies
$2.14 ea.
7-11 flies
$2.05 ea.
12+ flies
$1.98 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 5
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Mayfly Emerger - Pheasant Tail - Flashback

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Size 12 (97 Available)
Size 14 (145 Available)
Size 16 (131 Available)
Size 18 (31 Available)
Size 20 (474 Available)
Size 22 (227 Available)
Size 24 (108 Available)

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Price as low as: $1.43
There are over 600 mayfly nymph species, of which most are brown, and very similar in appearance to the pheasant tail nymph. Originally tied by Frank Sawyer, this pattern has been tweaked over the years, and continues to sell well because of its effectiveness. Keep a good selection of this trout fly.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Pheasant Tail - Flashback
1 flies
$2.31 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.73 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.55 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.48 ea.
12+ flies
$1.43 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Mayfly Emerger - RS2 - Black Sparkle Wing

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Size 16 (216 Available)
Size 18 (237 Available)
Size 20 (140 Available)
Size 22 (262 Available)

  • Code: N-RS2BF
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Price as low as: $1.40
As with many proven patterns, the RS2 also was given an upgrade with the addition of the flash back. In this case the wing bud present on the original is replaced with woven Mylar sparkle wing. Fished behind a Parachute Adams or matching the hatch, you'll soon find this pattern in every color as a staple in your fly box.
Prices for RS2 - Black Sparkle Wing
1 flies
$2.26 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.70 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.51 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.45 ea.
12+ flies
$1.40 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Mayfly Emerger - Jujubaetis Emerger Flashback

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Size 14 (428 Available)
Size 16 (353 Available)
Size 18 (132 Available)
Size 20 (360 Available)
Size 22 (47 Available)

  • Code: N-JUJBF
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Price as low as: $1.56
The Jujubaetis Emerger Flashback has an eye catching (both fish and fisherman) segmentation, slim profile, and flash along the top to simulate an emerging nymph. This is a great choice to use during a Baetis Hatch.

Fish it in the film if you see surface activity, or fish it deep. This fly gets bit!

Also effective for the following hatches:
  • Flav or Lesser Green Drakes
  • Pink Lady or Slate Browns
  • Quill Gordons
  • Red Quills
  • Sulphur Duns
  • White Winged Sulphur Duns
Check out our Fly of the Week blog post on the Jujubaetis here.
Prices for Jujubaetis Emerger Flashback
1 flies
$2.51 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.88 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.68 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.61 ea.
12+ flies
$1.56 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 5
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Mayfly Emerger - Top Secret Midge

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Size 18 (130 Available)
Size 20 (412 Available)
Size 22 (68 Available)
Size 24 (153 Available)

  • Code: N-TOPSM
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Price as low as: $1.37
Pat Dorsey spends more time with midges than anyone...decades of guiding and tying have evolved this pattern to be it's namesake. Deadly on its own or fished in tandem with a Thread Midge.

Check out our Fly of the Week blog post about the Top Secret Midge here.
Prices for Top Secret Midge
1 flies
$2.21 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.66 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.48 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.41 ea.
12+ flies
$1.37 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 5
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Mayfly Emerger - Split Back PMD Emerger

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Size 14 (4 Available)
Waiting List Size 16
Waiting List Size 18

  • Code: N-SBPE
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Price as low as: $1.49
This pattern works great as a pale morning dun or sulphur dun emerger.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Split Back PMD Emerger
1 flies
$2.41 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.81 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.61 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.54 ea.
12+ flies
$1.49 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 5
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Mayfly Emerger - Baetis Emerger - Stalcup's

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Size 16 (1 Available)
Size 18 (35 Available)
Size 20 (352 Available)
Size 22 (65 Available)

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Price as low as: $1.49
Shane Stalcup will always be known as one of the world's most innovative, creative and talented fly designers.  The Baetis Emerger is one of his most effective designs.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Baetis Emerger - Stalcup's
1 flies
$2.41 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.81 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.61 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.54 ea.
12+ flies
$1.49 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): Not yet rated
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Mayfly Emerger - Mercury RS2 Flashback

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Size 18 (55 Available)
Size 20 (86 Available)
Size 22 (324 Available)

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Price as low as: $1.40
The mercury RS2 is tied with a small highly reflective bead, which gives the appearance of a gas bubble, used by the natural insect to float to the surface. This is a very effective baetis or midge emerger pattern. The mylar flashback looks like the insect is starting to open its nymphal shuck.
Prices for Mercury RS2 Flashback
1 flies
$2.26 ea.
2-3 flies
$1.70 ea.
4-6 flies
$1.51 ea.
7-11 flies
$1.45 ea.
12+ flies
$1.40 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 5