The sparkle dun is one of the most effective dry fly style’s ever created. It is especially effective during Blue Winged Olive hatches on the Bighorn River. This fly was created and made popular by Craig Matthews of West Yellowstone, MT. He created this fly as a spinoff to Al Caucci’s no hackle comparadun.
By incorporating a trailing shuck to the comparadun I feel that Craig was able to create a dry fly that imitated the baetis dun during emergence. The fly has further been adapted to by using cdc for the wing rather than deer hair. I like to fish the cdc version during flat water technical situations.
I like to tie and fish the sparkle dun with an olive/brown or grey body in sizes 16 -20 while fishing the Bighorn River.
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