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PartsmanNovember 20th, 2019, 4:38 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 303
I have been fishing through the fall, and have seen many bwo hatches, while I have not got my hands on one, I have noticed there colors. Maybe its my old eyes, but most appear to me to be a light dun color, almost translucent. I have some superfine blue dun dubbing which is a light colored dun. Anyone have some suggestions on any other dubbing which may work to get that lighter dun color?
Thanks, Mike.
MartinlfNovember 20th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2998
Muskrat belly underfur?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
BoulderWorkNovember 21st, 2019, 5:48 am
Posts: 29Might want to also consider Beaver fur dubbing. Waterproof, fine fibers that can allow a tight fur dub for abdomen.
PartsmanNovember 21st, 2019, 3:18 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 303
Thanks guys, I have some muskrat, all the beaver I have is dyed, but im going down to my local fly shop tomorrow so will look for some beaver!
WiflyfisherNovember 30th, 2019, 10:45 am

Posts: 617
I don't know if this will help you or not, this is a photo I took from across the pond of a BWO dun on the last day of our inland trout fishing season this past October.

John S.
PartsmanNovember 30th, 2019, 5:22 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 303
Yes! Thank you Wiflyfisher, more translucent dun colored than green. Im working on some sort of dubbing. But you hit the nail on the head.
Thanks, Mike.

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