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Bonefish CDC&Elk

Bonefish CDC&Elk
TypeWarm saltwater fly
Martin Joergensen, variation of the Paul Slaney pattern
Tied by
Martin Joergensen
Target species

HookStainless or salt resistant, down eye, #4-6. I use a Kamasan B175
ThreadTan 6/0
BodyLarge, natural CDC feather
EyesBead chain or dumbbell
Head/wingNatural deer hair

Tying instructions

  1. Tie in the thread at the back of the hook shank
  2. Select a large CDC feather and pull the fibres parallell
  3. Tie in the CDC feather tip first catching the fibres just in front of the hook bend
  4. Wind the thread forwards to a spot an eye width or two behind the hook eye
  5. Follow with the CDC feather. the first part will be quite smooth, but moving forwards more and more fibres will stick out and create a furry body
  6. Tie down the CDC feather and trim surplus
  7. Tie in eyes on top of the hook shank between the body and the hook eye
  8. Stack a small bunch of deer hair and trim butt ends
  9. Spin a head and wing on the underside of the hook shank.
  10. Tips should reach the hook point and the head formed should just barely cover the hook eye
  11. Whip finish, cut thread and varnish the base of eyes and the deer hair

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