CDC KLINKHAMER

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A Great dry fly pattern, that imitates emerging insects such as caddis flies. Experiment and tie various
colours for the thorax and body...such as ginger, olive,
light brown, black, use peacock herl instead of dubbing,
and so forth.
When fishing this pattern, the CDC will float on the water, but the body and thorax will be in the water.

MATERIALS:
Hook: Scud hook, #12 - #18
Thread: 8/0 Black
Tail: Chartreuse Wing-N-Flash
Body: Light Olive or Lifecycle Olive SLF dubbing (Alternate: Nymph Body Dubbing)
Rib: Black tying thread (Alternate: Crinkle Flash, Chartreuse)
Post: CDC puff, in grey or white colour

TYING INSTRUCTIONS:

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Step 1: Debard the hook, mount it in the vise, and start your thread.

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Step 2: Tie in a small clump of Wing-N-Flash, to form a short sparce tail.

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Step 3: Take your thread forward to a position in front of the hook eye.
Leave enough space for the thorax area and to tie off.

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Step 4: Tie in a single CDC puff as shown. Trim the excess and take your thread
back to the tail area.

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Step 5: Take your tying thread and double it up, and tie it in. Now you have a double
strand of tying thread hanging loose to the left. This will be our rib.

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Step 6: Spin a thin noodle of dubbing onto your thread connected to the bobbin.
Make sure you roll the dubbing onto the thread in one direction only.

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Step 7: Wind the dubbing forward over the hook shank, making sure
there are no spaces and that the body is uniformly shaped.

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Step 8: Lift the CDC up, and continue to wind the dubbing forward to just behind the hook eye.

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Step 9: Now take the thread hanging loose at the tail, and wind it forward over the body
to create a rib. 7 to 8 turns is perfect. Wind it forward to the hook eye, secure it with your
thread and whip finish. Then pull the CDC fibres up, and trim it off to form a neat post about
the same length as the hook shank, as shown in the first picture on the top of this page. You're done!


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