Comparadun

2020-02-15T17:37:00-07:00

Comparadun Pattern Description: 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,

Parachute Adams

2019-01-27T10:20:32-07:00

Parachute Adams Pattern Description: The Parachute Adams is without a doubt, one of today's most popular patterns. The high visibility wing coupled with the lower floating parachute hackle team up to provide a solid fish-catching silhouette with angler appeal. The PA can imitate any type of mayfly, even though it is too dark for some

CDC Comparadun

2018-06-05T08:34:31-06:00

CDC Comparadun Pattern Description: The CDC 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

Adams

2019-01-28T12:11:30-07:00

Adams Pattern Description: The Adams is one of the most popular dry flies in the country. Originated by Len Halliday in Michigan, it was first conceived as an adult caddis imitation. Through the years the pattern became bastardized into what is now the commonly accepted mayfly profile. I tend to use the Adams as an

Sparkle Dun

2018-05-29T11:35:36-06:00

Sparkle Dun 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

Juju Emerger

2018-05-18T14:52:10-06:00

Juju Emerger Pattern Description: I have often said that one of the main reasons fly tying is so compelling to so many is because it’s also so endless. No matter how long you tie or how wide the variety of your skill set, there is always something new to learn and play with. Emerger patterns

Bunny Dun

2017-11-19T09:38:18-07:00

Bunny Dun Pattern Description: The Bunny Dun has been popularized throughout the Rocky Mountain region by Jim Cannon of the Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen, Colorado. Snowshoe rabbit foot hair is used for the wing as its' inherent flotation properties allow for both realism and sparsness in the pattern. I like to use a goose