Comparaduns are one of the most versatile 'up winged' patterns in existence representing anything from a Mayfly to a March Brown to a Blue Winged Olive. The way the hair is stacked in the tying is the key to the success (or not) of the fly. Comparaduns will float all day without any aid such as gink. They will also sit quite low in the water, giving the perfect profile. They are most commonly used during any up winged insect hatch.
Comparaduns are tied with deer hair, it is a very special fly tying material used for wings, tails, and bodies. Why is deer hair so special? Deer hare is hair with lots of air pockets inside each strand and when tied properly it is extremely buoyant. It can be used in both slow and fast water.
This selection contains 10 Comparadun's:
Olive Double Decker - A favourite on both Stillwaters and Rivers where it imitates the emerging olive, we are supplying two each of the Olive Double Deckers in size 12.
Lake Double Decker - Another favourite on both Stillwaters and Rivers where it imitates a number of emerging up-winged flies, we are supplying two each of the Lake Double Deckers in size 12.
Summer Comparadun - My favourite on the Yorkshire Derwent in an evening, it sits just right in the water and brings fish up from the deep, we are supplying two each of the Summer Comparadun in size 14 & 16 (4 in total).
Olive Sulphur Comparadun - A very nice Yellow May/Sulphur Dun emerger pattern, it sits just right in the water and brings fish up from the deep, we are supplying two each of the Olive Sulphur Dun in size 16.
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