Originally created as a lake fly in 1860 as a midge imitation. It is also just as effective on the rivers. A must have pattern for any wet fly angler on the rivers or lakes.
This pattern works well to imitate pale wateries, spurwings and pale coloured olives. Mostly useful in April, May, June and July. It will take trout feeding on the above mentioned flies that are emerging or are returning to the water to lay their eggs.
This fly imitates the Red Spinner which is the female spinner of the large dark olive who returns to the river to lay her eggs in the evening. A very useful fly for May, June and early July.