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I developed this pattern about four years ago and after lots of messing around with it the final version was created. The distinct tails are the trigger point and make sure that they are separate and stand proud. You can use 2 or, even better, 4 fibres and tied in pairs they will last far longer than just two. The best body material that I know for dry flies is good old-fashioned seal’s fur. This patter uses a blend of two colours and blending is something that I do in lots of my flies. This is a great pattern for fishing after several days of big hatches, when the trout are conditioned to the sight of these huge duns drifting down the river. Don’t be shy in tying it large too. A size 10 is perfect.
1) Wrap the thread down the shank and stop before the bend.
Tie in the tail fibres. Tie them in on both sides of the hook.
2) Add two wraps of thread between to separate them. Make a final wrap underneath them to kick them up.
3) Tie a bunch of roe deer hair towards the eye of the hook.
Trim the hair and form a nice stack of butts.
4) Tie down the hair butts tightly and add some wraps in front of the hair behind the eye. This should make the
hair stand up and form a wing in the comparadun style.
5) Take two small bunches of yellow and claret (ideally dark) seal’s fur.
Place the fur bunches on top of each other and mix them between your fingers and thumbs.
Pinch the bunches together as you mix them and you should get an evenly mixed dubbing.
6) Dub the fur onto the thread and begin the dub the body, tapering as you go.
7) Stop behind the wing and dub on some hare’s ear.
8) Dub the thorax and force the wing up as you go forward. The thorax should be nice and fat. Form a small head
with the thread, whip finish and varnish.
9) This is what the fly should look like from underneath. A quick rub with some velcro will also bring out some
dubbing fibres and help to imitate legs.