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Created by Marjan Fratnik this is a simple but deadly little fly works in a wide range of hatches. The CDC wing is one of the main traits of the fly.
Fly Tying Guide
Dry Fly Hook
Cul De Canard
Pheasant Tail Fibers
Place the hook in the vise and run the thread along the shank from the eye to a point opposite the barb.
Tie in four pheasant tail fibers allowing the waste ends to extend along the shank towards the eye, leave enough room to form a head. Cover with thread to form a slim body.
Apply a small amount of head cement to the shank and allow to dry until tacky.
Wrap the feather fibers along the shank, do not allow the fibers to cross. Tie off near eye, leaving room to for the head.
Keeping the feather tips even, tie in two CDC feathers directly in front of the body. Take two loose wraps and then pull the feathers towards the eye to compress the fibers.
Continue to pull the feathers forward until the feather tips extend slightly beyond the bend. Take a couple tight wraps to secure the feathers.
Snip off the excess and cover the butt ends forming a small neat head.
Whip finish, snip the thread, and apply head cement.
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