Published Mar 6. 2020 - 2 months ago
Updated or edited Mar 6. 2020

No Waste CDC Caddis

This Caddis utilizes CDC feathers that have been used already on other flies. Many times (with quite a few patterns) you will use just the tip of the CDC feather. Therefor you have almost an entire feather unusable for your following flies. But I utilize a clip to get all the goodness from each feather I can. You can use other colored CDC here as well to create different colored caddis. Its easy to tie, and floats super high because of the CDC. And best of all, no need to use floatant as CDC has a natural oil in it that keeps it afloat. Get creative with different feathers for your wings and create whatever type of caddis fly you want.

The review of these chip clips came out earlier this week, if you want to see that video and a closer detail of the clips, you can view that here... https://youtu.be/Wp-dAzGLmHs

Just letting you know, even though I did not use someone else pattern to create this fly (basically just came up with it on my vise), that does not mean someone else has not come up with this pattern or something close to it in the past. I didn't go off of other's patterns for this, but I am sure somewhere along the way I probably saw something similar to this. If you know of a pattern similar, or the same that has already been tied, don't hesitate to let me know. Just keep in mind, I am in no way trying to steal someone elses pattern, so I would appreciate you not getting angry, just simply tell me where you have seen it before, and Id be happy to mention that fly here in the description section. With so many different patterns out there, someone probably has come up with a fly like this before, and it might even be a fairly common pattern. Just not one Ive personally took note of in the past. Thank you!

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As always I am listing all the materials I used on this fly here, with links to where you can purchase them.

Materials---------
Hook: Risen barbless dry fly 100, size 14 - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/barbless-dry-fly-100
Thread: Veevus 16/0, in black - https://amzn.to/3clGHvm
Body: Stripped CDC Dubbing - https://amzn.to/3cn1Bu3
Wing: Hen Saddle - https://amzn.to/39ciTZ4
Hackle: CDC Feathers - https://amzn.to/3cn1Bu3
Head Cement: Solarez Ultrathin UV Resin - https://amzn.to/39cTY7J

Tools-------
Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/38Ea7lN
Scissors: Dr. Slick all purpose - https://amzn.to/38DoLd6
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Ultrafire UV Flashlight - https://amzn.to/2T9ZvWP
Chip Clips - https://amzn.to/2Vxd5oR

Here is a link to the review of that flashlight as well that I mentioned.
https://youtu.be/LcJW9StSSj8

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