After spending some time on the water the last few weeks, now is the time to get moving and make sure you have those patterns you rely on. Right now, it's BWO time. You have to make sure you have the lifecycle of this bug, from nymph to emerge to dun. I've had a couple days with fish looking and feeding on duns on the Arkansas River. They were also feeding well on nymphs and emergers too, so don't ignore that stage of the lifecycle. I've attached a video of the CDC Sparkle Dun. It's a go to pattern for me on top and it's an easy fly to tie. I used a TMC 2488 hook on this video, but you can certainly use a standard TMC 100 or 101 hook. Get out and have fun!
CDC Sparkle Dun from Juan Ramirez-Hopper Juan on Vimeo.
2 days ago