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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.
hook, #12 - #18
Olive or Lifecycle Olive SLF dubbing (Alternate: Nymph Body Dubbing)
tying thread (Alternate: Crinkle Flash, Chartreuse)
puff, in grey or white colour
Debard the hook, mount it in the vise, and start your thread.
Step 2: Tie in a small
clump of Wing-N-Flash, to form a short sparce tail.
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.
Step 4: Tie in a single
CDC puff as shown. Trim the excess and take your thread
back to the tail area.
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.
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.
Step 7: Wind the
dubbing forward over the hook shank, making sure
there are no spaces and
that the body is uniformly shaped.
Step 8: Lift the CDC
up, and continue to wind the dubbing forward to just behind the hook
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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