Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > z-lon or shuck material

FlytyerinpaJune 9th, 2017, 6:00 am
Pottsville Pa

Posts: 46
I've been thinking about increasing my fly tying materials, I'm going to buy some shuck material but I don't want to buy every color under the sun, so here's my question what are the most popular colors for fishing eastern Pennsylvania ?
CrepuscularJune 9th, 2017, 6:37 am
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 923
dark brown, brown, olive, amber, clear or white. That will cover pretty much all the mayflies and caddis. Most of the ephemerellids, (Sulphurs, hendricksons, drunellas) all have dark shucks, Baetids are variable from brown, olive to amber. Brown will cover most other mayflies. Caddis pupal shucks are clear. Some common ones have a tannish/amber tint. That material will take a permanet marker too so you can use a sharpie or pantone to make it any color you want.

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: shuck and belly
In Male Baetis Mayfly Dun by Martinlf
2Dec 27, 2006
by Martinlf
Re: Baetid nymph color
In Male Baetidae Mayfly Nymph by Martinlf
1Dec 26, 2006
Re: Photo Request
In General Discussion by Feathers5
4Mar 14, 2013
by Lastchance
Re: Serratella
In the Mayfly Genus Serratella by Goose
1Oct 4, 2006
by Troutnut
Re: New Mexico ???
In Beginner Help by Hankaye
3Apr 19, 2013
by Sayfu
Re: basic bug identification on stream
In the Identify This! Board by Adirman
1Aug 30, 2010
Re: Baetis Nymph, Is this it?
In General Discussion by Lastchance
1Mar 10, 2013
by Martinlf
Re: West Branch of the Delaware
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
3Jul 10, 2011
by Martinlf
Re: Trailing Shuck
In Baetis Mayfly Nymph by Baetis7
1Aug 20, 2014
by Entoman
Re: GD Shuck
In the Mayfly Species Ephemera guttulata by Martinlf
10Jun 2, 2013
by Crepuscular