In December, I wrote a post entitled What Flies to Tie. I talked about checking my list of flies I tied in 2018 to determine where to begin. A gentle nudge came to me in the form of a fly order which included a variety of Sparkle Dun mayflies. Not only am I tying dozens of Sparkle Duns for my customer, I’m taking the opportunity to fill a few holes in the provider box as well.
So I’ve been at my fly tying desk tying dozens of these great flies.
Here are a few remnants from tying them…empty Daiichi hook packages, thread spool, and a sad piece of deer hair.
I’m going to miss this piece of Sparkle Dun deer hair I purchased from Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, MT. Even though it looks small, I’d guess a couple hundred flies were tied using it.
I tie Sparkle Duns to imitate BWO’s, Callibaetis, PMD’s, and Green Drakes. It’s a fly I continue to have confidence in and it’s easy to tie.
Well, back to the vise. I hear Sparkle Duns calling my name!