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MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER

For many years mayflies have been taken for hexs, but these are not related, they only have similar sizes in the adult stage. Chiloporter nymphs are skilled swimmers that live close to the shore in fast waters of streams and rivers. You can find these almost throughout all Argentinean and Chilean Pa View more...
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MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER
List of materials
Tying MaterialsHook: I like to use elegant classic ones for this fly. Partridge for its quality and refined design. I use the models Klink-Hammer or YK12ST, sizes 12 or 14.Thread: Fine, white color. It can be 6/0, 8/0 or 14/0.Tail: (It resembles the empty cuticle of the nymph) mid Brown color Antron and some yellow marabou.Abdomen: big yellow CDC feather.Wings and legs: yellow rooster feather and transparent nylon of 0,10 mm.Thorax: yellow foam strap (Evazote), 3 mm thick. View more...
Steps

Step 1

Neatly tie an antron strap up to the hook bend. You can replace antron with yellow marabou fibers or fibers from the feather to use for the hackle (the spongy part is good). This is good for slow waters and below tree branches.

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 1

Step 2

Tie a long yellow CDC feather. It´s important to use a thick raquis, and correct length feather so as to shape the abdomen. The CDC feathers come in several sizes and purposes. Take the feather by its thicker tip with a hackle pliers and wrap it around itself, as we do the same with the hook shank. The feather should make an abdomen that covers half the shank. Trim the loose feather fibers, I tend to leave them because they give life to the fly but the picture shows no fibers so it´s clearer. View more...

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 2

Step 3

With a 0,10 mm (max.) monofilament make a loop and tie it firmly up to the abdomen. It shoud not be more than 6 cm high so the loop remains tidy when we wrap the feather, and turn it without losing tension.

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 3

Step 4

Select a quality saddle hackle feather, dyed bright yellow, with long fibers. The hackle will resemble the legs and wings, if it´s longer it´s better. The left side of the feather should be tidier and thin, the most colorful side should point towards us. The concave part points to the back and down when we tie the feather on the loop.

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 4

Step 5

Hold the loop tight with your index finger and wrap the feather. Make a half a turn and hold the feather with your thumb and middle finger of your left hand, as you grab it again and do another turn with the right hand. If the raquis is too dry, wet it with warm water to loosen it a bit.

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 5

Step 6

Tie the feather upwards and then downwards, tying it with the thread when you get to the hook shank. We should get a hackle on the loop, 1 mm longer than the thorax.

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 6

Step 7

Tie an Evazote strap of 3 mm. Eva foam if not or even with yellow dubbing, to make the thorax. Firmly tie the foam until setting it on the abdomen, lifting and combing the hackle towards the back as we keep the loop tight.

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 7

Step 8

Shape the thorax with two foam turns, tying it at the back of the hook eye and trimming.

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 8

Step 9

Holding the loop tight, comb the hackle to the back, set it on the thorax neatly and making a 180° shape.

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 9

Step 10

Tie the monofilament, first to the front and then to the back, and trim. Some cianoacrylate is highly recommended.

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 10

Step 11

Finally, paint some brown marks with permanent marker. The MM Chiloporter Emerger is now ready to give us surprises.

Fly tying - MM CHILOPORTER EMERGER - Step 11

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Marcelo Morales

Marcelo Morales

Guide, Fly Tying instructor, Casting instructor - Argentina

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