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    Default Anyone Help with the Yarn Wing Dun Pattern?

    I am reading Gary Borger's relatively new book "Fishing the Film". In it, he discusses the Yarn Wing Dun fly. I thought I would try one. Only had zelon handy which is a bit crinkly for this, I think.
    Also don't like trimming hackle, so left "as is" - having been tied in the X pattern.

    I do like the idea of a backward sloping wing silouhette as I think it more closely represents the dun on the water.

    How about posting your "real" Yarn Wing Dun???

    Thanks,
    Byron





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    nother attempt: A size 17 PMD



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    I have not read the book you reference but have you tried using Acrylic Punch Yarn?
    The stuff I have is two ply and when combed out iy is great to handle.
    It is available in a great variety of colors on neatly packaged spools and is very inexpensive.
    Last edited by Ray Kunz; 05-05-2013 at 03:13 AM.

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    Byron,

    Here is an SBS on Gary's BLOG, on the pattern:

    http://www.garyborger.com/2010/08/12/yarn-wing-dun/


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    Thanks guys!

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    Dennis Potter tyes the same fly SBS on his web sight Dennis Potter's Riverhouse Fly Co.

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    Tried a PMD imitation using Showshoe Hare fur for wing.


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