Blue Dun Dry Fly – Fly Recipe
The Blue Dun is another classic trout dry fly pattern that was originated to imitate the early mayfly hatches. These dry flies work for a number of hatches including the Blue Winged Olives, Hendricksons, Blue Quills and Quill Gordons. The Blue dun was the first winged fly I learned to tie correctly. I have fished the heck out of this fly from coast-to-coast and have caught rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout along with a smattering of panfish.
The best hooks for this fly are:
Mustad # 94840, # 94845 or # 94833
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: dubbed gray muskrat fur
Tail: Sparse blue dun barbules
Wing: Natural duck quill
Hackle: medium blue dun hackle
If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.