Epeorus Improved Sparkle Dun by Craig Mathews

Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies Craig Mathews 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, Soda Butte Creek.

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


About the Author Ken Sperry

Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and is on a quest to map the best places for fly fishing in America. He created the DIY Fly Fishing App to share this information and help you find new places to fish.

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