Today we are checking out Steve Cullen's Cow Dung Dry Fly. This fly is a great imitation of an orange/yellow terrestrial Dung Fly (Scatophagidae) that's abundant on waters around the country where there are cows grazing nearby you'll have seen them buzzing are cow pats. The naturals are often blown onto the water and the Trout love them!
Steve uses a cowled wing of Tan Dry Yarn that's the same length as the fly, slightly cloaking over a scuffed up thorax which also adds to the buoyancy of the fly perfect for spotting takes and keeping it fishing for longer.
He also uses a combination of colours to match the hatch and adding a little sparkle that makes it a surprisingly effective pattern through the summer and autumn when the flies are buzzing around. Tied on a size 12 but just as effective in other sizes to suit conditions, if you fish upland waters or anywhere close to pastures this is one to have ready in your box.
All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help.
Torso: Veniard Seals Fur Subs Dubbing Box, Ginger
Wing: Veniard Polypropylene Floating Yarn