The Upside Dun

This pattern is demonstrated by Alan Bithell out of the UK.  This looks to be a simple pattern to tie, but like many other “simple”patterns, it is much harder than it looks. It is an interesting style of tying, and  first seen flies in this style when Roy Christie sent me a few of his patterns across the pond. There’s no doubt that they work effectively, so give hem a try. One of the aspects of this style that I like is that the hook is hidden from the fish. a downside to this is that the fish has to hit this fly aggressively for a solid take, but not a major issue. It would have a good hook rate once the fish has the fly because of the hook location I think. Off to the vise to do some product research. 🙂


~ by Darren M on January 24, 2008.

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