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Barr's Viz-a-dun
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Pattern Barr's Viz-a-dun
Barr's Viz-a-dun
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Category Dries
Entered Mon, 14 Mar 2005
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Hook: TMC 100 #16-24 Thread: 8/0 Light Cahill Tail: Blue Dun Hackle Fibers Wing: Light Dun Poly Yarn Hackle: Blue Dun Abdomen: Pale Yellow Superfine Dubbing Thorax: Pale Yellow Superfine Dubbing Glue: Vinyl Cement
Pattern Description
Here's the fly you've all been waiting for! The Viz-A-Dun from John Barr. This pattern is a simple to tie, buoyant hatch matcher that is also easy to see. The Vizadun also incorporates a few little tying tricks that make the pattern quite durable. While not a far reach from the traditional thorax style patterns, the Vizadun is a new twist on an old fly. John likes this pattern as a front fly in a twoo fly combo rig, often dropping a Barr Emerger off the bend anywhere from six to eighteen inches back. The Vizadun is an unobtrusive indicator that allows feeding the fish the dropper without raising any eyebrows...do fish even have eyebrows?