Jan’s Full Metal Jacket is an extra heavy double bead wire bodied mayfly style nymph great for getting down deep.
Imitates: Mayflies and small Stoneflies including; BWO’s/Baetis, PMD’s, Sulphur’s, March Brown’s, Little yellow stones.
Useful for: The larger faster rivers in the west. Getting the flies down quickly in deep or fast and turbulent water while nymphing with or without an indicator.
Tricks/Techniques: This pattern is the heaviest of the mayflies that I tie, very useful for high stick nymphing. This pattern rolls well in heavy water and the flash helps it get noticed. Can be very effective under larger in hopper dropper style rigs in the summer.
This fly is hand tied at my own bench in the United States of America under the highest of scrutiny. A tested and proven pattern.