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Blue Dun Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

Blue Dun Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

Blue Dun Dry Flyblue dun dry fly is a great fly to learn to tie and fish

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
Sizes: 12-14-16-18

Fly Recipe:

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.