The Deer Hair Wing Ducks Dun
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The Deer Hair Wing Ducks Dun

This fly is a general pattern for Olive baetis flies found hatching on many rivers. It uses deer hair as a wing.

The fly was tied as it was requested during a fly tying tutorial run by the club.


  • Silk – Semperfli Nano Silk, yellow, 18/0 (30D)
  • Hook – Ahrex FW 503, size 16
  • Tails – Moose body hairs (microfibetts could be used as an alternative).
  • Rib – Pearsalls Gossamer silk colour 6A or similar
  • Butt – Fly-Rite dubbing in No17
  • Body – Fly-Rite dubbing in No 42
  • Wing – Deer hair colour to match, and taken from the flank of the deer (small in length and not too large in hair diameter)
  • Thorax – Fly-Rite dubbing No 42
  • Hackle – Good quality dry fly hackle or cock saddle feather.

To view how the fly is tied simply watch the video below