Monday, January 29, 2018

Tying the BWO Improved Sparkle Dun

I finally had time recently to tie Craig Mathew's great mayfly pattern in front of Tim Flagler's camera.  I've written about this pattern many times over the last few years for good reason; it works very well when trout are feeding on olives.  It's fairly easy to tie with only three materials that are readily available.  
  

RECIPE
Hook: Dai Riki #125 size 18 -24
Thread: 6/0 Olive Danville
Wing: Dun dyed deer hair - fine
Shuck and Wing: Light dun Zelon or substitute such as EP Trigger Fibers or Antron
Abdomen: Thread
Thorax: Dark olive dubbing - I like Australian opossum  or beaver

Sharpen your hook.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you put a beadhead on that?

Matthew Grobert said...

I'm going to guess someone's being a smartass and ignore that........