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Conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds

Fly of the Month

January  2012

Duck Butt Emerger


During a slide show at one of our membership meetings I mentioned the new emerger pattern that was shown to me during a PMD hatch on the Bighorn River in 1992.  When the naturals on the water became numerous the trout refused to take dun patterns but eagerly attacked this imitation.  By altering size and color this simple fly should prove equally effective for other hatches as well.  It is not necessary to use any floatant on this fly as the natural oils in the Cul-de-Canard feathers keep it high and dry.



Hook  --  Mustad 94840, #16

Thread – Yellow

Body  --  Very pale olive

Wing  --  Lt. Dun CDC Feather - thick clump tied downwing style ½ body length

Tail  --  Lt. Brown Zelon - very sparse, 3/4-1 body length 



Alan Bowers

Fly tied by Alan Bowers






Duck Butt Emerger

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