This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Bunse Natural Dun – Green Drake.
The Bunse Natural Dun was created by Richard Bunse, Falls City, OR. I’m not certain when Richard created the fly, but I probably bought my first one in the 1980’s. If you know more about this fly, be sure to leave a Comment below.
This is a fly I tried to tie many years ago without much success. It wouldn’t turn out like the ones I bought at my local fly shop. I recall fish rising to my imitation, but I was never satisfied with the results of tying my fly.
The Bunse Natural Dun – Green Drake is a creative fly using foam and thread to create the characteristic segments of the large mayfly. Just add deer hair for the wing and the fly is done.
I experimented with this fly, coating it with Solarez Flex UV Resin. I need to fish it and check the durability. I might have to go back and tie them with thinned Flexament as per the original directions.
If you can find one of these flies at your fly shop, buy one and give it a try.