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New Mayfly Wet Fly Patterns for 2024 from Fulling Mill (outside US)

Read Time: 4 Minutes | Published: 26th January 2024 | Author: Fulling Mill

Signature Tyer Jackie Mahon has added some of his top producing mayfly wet fly patterns to our collection for 2024. While these have been designed and refined on loughs across Ireland, they are sure to perform well on any body of water where there are similar mayfly hatches. Below Jackie shares some of his thoughts on each of these flies, and how he came to designing them.

Photo: Patrick Tillard

Jackie’s Mayfly Pearly Muddler

This pattern is probably one of my favourite mayfly muddlers to tie and fish. In a few  simple words it just catches fish. From the western Loughs to the midland Loughs this one is almost always on my cast. This pattern has caught my biggest trout to date, a 7.2lb brown trout on Lough Mask a few years ago. That’s no small part of the reason I have so much confidence in this pattern.

Jackie’s Lough Arrow UV Mayfly

This is one from my guiding box. I originally tied it for Lough Arrow a few years back but has also proven itself on Lough Erne and Lough Melvin over the years. Over the last few seasons I’ve seen trout chasing and diving through the waves after this pattern during the mayfly hatch. I’ve also fished this pattern on Mask in the deeps in August with great success.

Jackie’s Red Rib Mayfly Melvin

Another one off my Mayfly patterns that helped the Irish team take gold on Lough Melvin back in 2022. On one of the days I was guiding two team members we ended up with 12 trout and 10 were landed on this pattern.The red rib definitely sets this pattern apart from others, and the fish just love it. I also have taken Salmon on this pattern over the years on Carrowmore lake and Glencar lake in June and July.

Jackie’s Lough Conn Golden Mayfly

This is a old pattern belonging to my late Grandfather who just loved fishing Lough Conn for trout. This pattern was never off his cast of flies when he visited Conn, and for good reason. It’s also an excellent pattern on Lough Corrib, Lough Ennell and Lough Mask.

Jackie’s International Booby Mayfly

This is one of the Mayfly patterns that helped the Irish team take gold on Lough Melvin back in 2022. It’s a pattern that I have been using a long time now. It also helped me win some competitions over the years on Lough Melvin. It not only works on Melvin but also in the deeps on Lough Corrib and Mask.

We filmed some tying and fishing videos with Jackie and Tom this past year which will be rolling out through 2024. You can view one of the first ones below–a Lough mayfly dry tying tutorial.

Read about some of our other new flies for 2024 here.

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