Three flies form my early season staple, though of course one is an emerger and the common theme running through these patterns is the use of Pearsall's silk no. 5 yellow. You'll notice two flies aren't yellow but olive; cobblers wax from Funky Fly Tying is by far the best I've used, in my opinion of course, and I have tried Bailey's cobblers too.
You can see on the bobbin how much a difference the wax makes, though the wax is sticky, it's best to apply liberally and take off the excess.
|Barbour Paraloop Dun|
|Pearsall's silk no.5 yellow with a band of waxed silk ready to use|