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Epeorus Improved Sparkle Dun by Craig Mathews

Ken Sperry

Posted by Ken Sperry

March 13, 2011

Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies demonstrates how to tie an Improved Sparkle Dun, an Epeorus mayfly imitation, which is a popular pattern on the Madison River and many famed rivers in the greater Yellowstone National Park area including Yellowstone River, Slough Creek, Gallatin River, Lamar River, and Soda Butte Creek.

Improved Sparkle Dun Material List

Hook: TMC 2488, size 14-16

Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0, Primrose

Wing: Comparadun Deer Hair

Backing Wing / Trailing Shuck: Zelon

Thorax: Superfine Dubbing