More CDC & Deer on my vice these days – the top on Daiichi 1167 #12 and the dark olive below on Partridge SUD2 #14. The one below is a tried pattern for me, but with the addition of CDC in dubbing loop for the head.
Hook: TMC 100BL #16
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Tail: Mayfly tails
Body: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly Brown
These small nohackle CDCs sit a little bit different in the water than the ones with hackle and is a good example on why less-is-more! This version I tried to tie up with 4 tail fibers to get it to sit higher in the water. Good for both trout and grayling around these parts.
A spikey emerger that sits low in the water. I have not tried the yarn as ribbing before, but it was light and I needed something that wouldn’t weigh the fly down too much.
Following up from the other day I tied up a batch of pale yellow (Hare-Tron Pale Yellow dubbing for body) balloon caddis. I also tried with black/red foam on a couple of them to see how that came out.
I added a bit of white CDC on top of the wing to add a bit of extra life to the fly: