The Convertible is a unique mayfly design in the dry fly world. It is one of the few bugs that can be fished in two phases of the hatch: The adult split wing and the spent spinner. For over a year now the Convertible has been terrorizing fish in every mayfly hatch we have delivered it in. We like to use the word, "revolutionary" when we talk about this design because that description characterizes the Convertible perfectly!! Here's why:
[LEFT] When you receive an order of Convertibles, the fly will look like an imitation of an adult mayfly floating the surface with its wings spread. This is a very common mayfly posture.
[RIGHT] When the spent spinner stage of a hatch becomes the predominant phase, you can convert this bug by simply pulling down on the wings.
By pinching under the wing, you can then convert the bug back into a split or dual-wing adult. This is a very cool bug!! If you enjoyed fishing the No Hackle, you will love the Convertible. The best part is it is virtually maintenance free—made with durable bear hair and will not fray like duck quill.