Bassano's Parachute Spinner - Black
I don't think that this fly needs an introduction to people who fish in Tasmania and any mayfly water on the mainland. It is quite simply the single dry fly that you cannot be without.
Unlike the standard black spinner, this fly is much easier to see and floats for longer. It sits the right way every cast and gives you confidence when you see it on the water. It is no wonder really because the fish eat it with such confidence.
It is an exceptional polaroiding fly but it is equally as good as a searching pattern close to banks and around weed or down bubble lines in rivers. The rivers of Tasmania and the mainland are made for this fly. It is a large fly and that's how the trout like them.
When you see mayflies on the water, this is a go to pattern and when the fish are jumping to eat them, it is even better. Barbless.