Hairwing Dun Green Drake

Hairwing Dun Green Drake

Green Drakes are one of our favorite hatches to fish, and from our experience the bigger the better!

The Hairwing Dun is a proven fly that has been around for quite some time.

 

The legend goes that Rene Harrop was fishing a stream in Idaho and that a Mayfly hatch came off, and he didn't have a fly to match it. So he pulled out an Elk Hair Caddis and gave it a precision trim and voilà, the Hairwing Dun was born.

 

Now this version isn't one of those teeny-tiny ones, this is the more manly, full meal deal!

If you have ever fished the Green Drakes on the Metolius or the Deschutes you know what I'm talking about. And if you haven't fished or seen these super hatches I would make the time because they are amazing!

 

 

Recipe

Hook: Dry Fly Size 10
Thread: Olive
Tail: Moose Body Hair
Body: Olive Dry Fly Dubbing
Rib: Yellow Floss
Hackle: Olive Grizzly Saddle
Wing: Select Cow Elk

 

 

Hairwing Dun Green Drake Tying Kit