Craig Mathews’s Sparkle Dun wants no introduction, as its reputation throughout the nation is effectively established. As winter begins to show to spring, hatches of blue-winged olives provide among the greatest dry-fly fishing, however you possibly can tie this sample to match any mayflies.
On this nice video from Tightline Productions, Matt Grobert, an writer and blogger, reveals his approach for creating this convenient, but easy sample. Word how he handles the deer hair, each as he’s cleansing and stacking it after which when it’s on the hook. That thumbnail trick will prevent lots of trouble.
BWO Improved Sparkle Dun
Hook: 2X-short emerger hook (right here, a Dai-Riki #125), measurement 18.
Thread: Olive, 6/zero or 140-denier.
Wing: Dun-colored deer hair, cleaned and stacked.
Tail/Wing: Midge Grey Straight Zelon.
Stomach: Tying thread.
Thorax/legs: Darkish olive Australian possum dubbing
Head: Tying thread.
Instruments: Superb-tooth comb.