The Comparadun pattern has been one of my go-to patterns for a long time. This fly is the ultimate in simplicity and lends itself well to a variety of mayfly species. You can simply change the colors of the materials to match everything from Pale Morning Duns to Baetis to Green Drakes, while still using the same overall pattern. The deer hair wing gives the pattern good floatation and visibility but doesn’t add so much bulk that it makes the fly look too big to the fish. I know this pattern looks simple, and it really is, but don’t let that look dissuade you from tying and fishing them. This really is a great pattern and is something I don’t leave home without.

Fly Tying Recipe:
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Hook: TMC 100 SP-BL #10-20

Thread: 50 Denier GSP

Tails: Tailing Fibers

Abdomen: Callibaetis Super Fine Dubbing

Wing: Nature’s Spirit Deer Hock Or Comparadun Deer

Thorax: Callibaetis Super Fine Dubbing