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No Hackle CDC


Hook: Mustad 94840 #18
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Tail: Whiting Bronze Brown
Body: Taimen Beaver Dubbing Brown
Wing: 2xCDC

The no-hackle CDC is very easy and with a bit of floatant it sits very nicely in the surface film. I tend to tie these with a white wing (for moving water it does help for visibility), but keep a variety of colors at hand in sizes from #22 up to #14. They are easy to tie, only involves 3 materials and will catch fish!

Organza Spinner

Hook: TMC 100 #24
Thread: UNI 17/0
Tail: Hareline Mayfly Tail
Body: Hareline Turkey Biot Quills Lt. Olive
Wing: Guideline Sparkle Organza
Thorax: Taimen Beaver Dubbing, Dark Olive

Great little spinner pattern, first time I have used Organza for a fly, and the Turkey Biot got on nicely: I got my first biot this winter and have spent some time getting it on correctly, but now it seems to get on ok. The taimen beaver dubbing in the thorax should give the fly some buoyancy.

Brown Hatch

Hook: Daiichi 1260 #16
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Mallard Flank White
Body: Taimen Beaver Dubbing Brown, UNI-Mylar #16 wrap
Wing: 2mm foam
Hackle: Whiting Bronze Brown

Was looking at some emerging Ephemerella patterns for this one; it will sit very low in the surface and the mallard flank tail will give it life. The foam wings together with the large hackle will make this sit in the surface for a long time. One of those that will end up filling a row in my box later this summer.