Conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold water fisheries and their
Fly of the Month
This fly is useful as a general searching pattern, an imitation of dark colored duns
and also during spinner falls. The original called for pheasant tail fibers to be
wound on as a body. Since the advent of zelon or antron based dubbings in pheasant
tail color, replacing the fibers with the synthetic creates a much more durable fly.
It is also commonly tied with a dun hackle in place of the brown.