Posts Tagged ‘cdc wing

21
Feb
11

Fly Tying: Emerger

Another tweaked, variation of what I have been tying this weekend. In this instance, I used a single herl of dyed peacock for the abdomen. The thorax was dubbed and teased out a bit to trail back over the abdomen. The CDC wing and Starling hackle were tied in with less material on the size 16 hook. The thread was 14/0 Sheer. I really like the Nature’s Spirit bleached/dyed peacock sticks; very nice for gills in the abdomen area of a mayfly nymph. Or, for the thorax area where natural peacock herl is often used.

20
Feb
11

Fly Tying: CDC/Starling Emerger

In my ongoing ‘psychological nudity’, I have to say I have this growing fixation with emergers, wets, CDC, Starling and the visuals of slashing or porpoising takes near the surface. So, with that in my mind, if not yours, I have been tying CDC winged patterns with vague, mental references to BWO’s, March Browns and with a change of clothing PMD’s (I must have violated all manner of grammatical rules by now!) and fly tying as well. So be it….

The fly was tied on a Mustad 3906 Nymph hook (still, I think, one of the best hooks ever made for nymphs), w/ 14/0 Black thread. The tail is ‘Brown Stone’ Antron by Wapsi. The abdomen is several progressive layers of the 14/0 thread. The thorax begins with several wraps from a single herl of Nature’s Spirit Brown Olive dyed peacock stick. Then two CDC puffs, Rusty Brown by Wapsi, front by a Starling feather from Hairline. I am going to mix and match this recipe up into October. Streams or lakes, you know this will work.

19
Feb
11

Fly Tying: CDC Winged Emerger

A little randomness in tying. A size 16, Emerger pattern tied to sit low in the film, and sink a bit at the end of the presentation. The Z-lon tail/shuck could be left off and the pattern could be used as a low riding Caddis pattern. Each one looks different, (not unusual for me) as I experimented with hackle color, thread color, body material (thread or dubbing) and thorax color/material. Same techniques to tie but different outcomes.


26
Nov
10

Fly Tying: BWO Emerger (thread body)

My experiment for a segmented thread body fell flat so to speak. The first layer, olive, was fine, but the over layer of black laid flat and obscured much of the green. I could twist the black thread and see if I get a finer black ribbing. Or an ultra fine wire ribbing that would provide a cleaner appearance.

BWO Emerger (Thread body/ribbing) SB

23
Nov
10

Fly Tying: Marjan Fratnik’s F Fly

A most elementary, simple fly for the beginner. A CDC winged wet fly…the F Fly. For the beginner…leave it alone. Tie it as described. Sometimes the nemesis of the tier is to not leave well enough alone. Not sometimes, often. Partly experimentation, partly boredom, the tier takes simplicity and adds this and that. I suggest tying  some basic patterns and fishing those basic patterns to remind your self now and many times later that simplicity has its aesthetic rewards also. I notice in some of the renditions they trim the tips of the CDC to form an even wing tip. I would rather maintain the natural tips than cut them off; much like the tier is cautioned in trimming the ends of marabou to a blunt finish.

F Fly (StartFlyTying.com)

DUCKS & CDC

28
Aug
10

Fly Tying: Shuttlecock Buzzer (Fore & Aft CDC Wings)

Ok, bare with me, but I tied these in a hurry to demonstrate a CDC wing tied in at the eye (standard) and back at the bend. The Shuttlecock Buzzer, here, was tied on a size 16 light wire hook. The body is 8/0 black thread. First I tied in two small plumes of CDC for the wing. I wrapped a tinsel body and overwrapped/ribbed it with the black thread. I spun and dubbed a small amount of synthetic dubbing. The fly was tied off at the eye, under the CDC wing. The trick is to not catch fibers of the CDC in the half hitches as you tie off.

The above Shuttlecock Buzzer is unique with the CDC Wing first tied in at the rear at the bend. I then tied in a single strand of peacock Krystal flash, then dubbed a small thorax and then wrapped the thread body back and forth a couple of times. I finished by ribbing the Krystal Flash strand up the body and tied the thread off at the eye. This fly was also tied on a size 16 hook.

Neither pattern is that crisp, but they help show the wing to the front and the more unique wing over the bend of the hook.

25
Aug
10

Fly Tying: A Pic Worth …..Words

CDC Mayfly How To (Lucian Vasies)

AGAIN…WONDERFUL VISUALS….DEFINITELY WORTH A 1000 WORDS

LUCIAN VASIES AT FLY TYING..THE ULTIMATE FISHING PORTAL




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