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Hairwing Dun

Posted on May 10 2023

Hairwing Dun
This month's fly is the Hairwing Dun. The Hairwing Dun was created by Rene Harrop of Idaho in the 1980's. The story goes that he was fishing the Firehole River during a good Caddis hatch but couldn't match the fly. So he trimmed down a Elk Hair caddis and began catching fish. This pattern is in my mayfly line up but isn't pulled out until all the usual patterns have been used up. The tail is split and splayed out. The under part of the hackle is cut in a 'V' . This gives an impression of feet touching down on the water.

Hook - dry fly 12-16
Thread - gray
Tail - gray hackle fibers
Body - gray superfine dubbing
Hackle - dark to medium dun
Wing - Deer hair


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