The Fly was described in Flies, Ties, & Techniques: A Practical Guide To Tying 50
Irresistible Flies by Charles Jardine (ISBN-10: 0-7641-3906-1) which I recommend for fly
AP Emerger, from Bob Molzahn
Hook: #14-18 grub
Thread: Tan 8/0
Tail: Antron or Zelon, orange, cut short
Body: Dubbed pale yellow or tan, no special
Wing: Deer Hair, short
Head: Hare's ear, dubbed
For Sulphur mayflies (because the nymphs are dark brown):
Same pattern, except use green zelon as a tail and a chocolate brown body. You can also
vary the length of the wing and use muskrat fur for the head. The buggier it looks, the
better. Perfection is not the rule with this pattern.
I got this pattern from a guy I met on Fishing Creek (PA) a number of years ago. I vary the
colors of the tail and body to meet the hatch. It works for both caddis and sulphur hatches
and was the fly that I used on the Ausable the day I caught all those trout rising to caddis.
It can be fished dry if you grease it up or as a nymph with a split shot. It can be dead drifted
or twitched under. The latter worked best for me on the Ausable.