Saturday, 15 January 2011

Rising fish striking at duns as they float down the current seams is the holy grail of many a river angler's season. Either a well placed paradun or a CDC Dun will usually be my choices. The paradun will sit a little lower in the surface. The CDC helps an imitation to float onto the surface. Here's a little example with two CDC feathers tied in for the wing (as opposed to the fibres being spun in a split thread). Microfibbets for the tails here, although a version with Coq de Leon may be my prefered choice for very glassy glides in crystal clear water:



~Dave

3 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

Keeping in mind that I am newer than new when it comes to fly fishing I am impressed at how these fly's are made.

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Midge Man said...

Absolutely beautiful pattern! Simplicity and function all wrapped on a hook.... This one will fool some of the pickly ones!

Dave Wiltshire said...

Rick: They are very simple. Easy to over-dress them though so keep the materials to a minimum. If you're struggling to get the profile right, just drop me an email with your address and I'll send you over a few examples.

Thanks for the comments MM ;-)

~D