Published Sep 1. 2015 - 10 months ago

CDC May Fly

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Originator: 
Unknown
Pattern type: 
Dry fly
Difficulty: 
Medium
Instruction: 
  1. Make 10 extended mayfly bodies/tails or look through your materials to see if you got some pre-made ones.
  2. Attach the thread.
  3. Tie in the body/tail., Ajust the length.
  4. Tie in the two cdc-feathers. Secure them and tie them in up-right position.
  5. Stabilize the wing base
  6. Dub the body behind the wing.
  7. Tie in the hackle.
  8. Turn the hackle around the wing base.
  9. Secure the hackle making the thread follow the hackle 4-5 times.
  10. Dub the front body and head.
  11. Whip finish.
  12. Ajust the wing length.
  13. Tie 9 more.
  14. Go fishing.
Materials: 
Hook
Dry Fly, ie. Partridge SLD.
Thread
10/0.
Tail
Extended may fly body.
Body
Dry fly dubbing, light colurs mixed with a little bit of dark coloured.
Hackle
Brown or grizzle, parachute style.
Wing
Two bottom parts of cdc feathers.
Head
Darker dubbing mix.
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