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Pattern Sparkle Dun
Sparkle Dun
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Category Dries
Entered Tue, 07 Sep 2004
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Hook: TMC 100 #14-22 Thread: 8/0 Light Cahill Wing: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair or Early Season Elk Shuck: Rusty Brown Darlon or Z-Lon Body: Pale Yellow Superfine Dubbing.
Pattern Description
The Sparkle Dun is an outstandingly simple adult mayfly pattern developed by Craig Mathews of West Yellowstone, Montana. The pattern incorporates only three materials and all of them are cheap and commonly available. The Sparkle Dun was one of the first patterns to incorporate a trailing shuck. The Z-Lon shuck imitates the empty nymphal husk hanging from the back of the emerging dun and is a definite trigger for selective fish. This is a simple but highly effective fly that can be accomplished by even beginning tyers. Gather up your materials, sit down and crank out a batch of PMD Sparkle Duns. Then go on to tie them on Baetis colors and even Red Quills. The pattern will nicely imitate any mayfly just by changing the colors of the components.