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 Post subject: CDC Flies
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:30 pm 
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I just picked up a few colors of it and looking for some dry patterns, anyone want to share any?

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 Post subject: Re: CDC Flies
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:55 pm 
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CDC & Elk is a great pattern that's also a fast tie.


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 Post subject: Re: CDC Flies
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:27 am 
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Peter;

I'm assuming you are talking CDC puffs? If so, I use them for a lot of my caddis emerger/dry patterns. Try them along with or substitute for the deer/elk/caribou hair. Or over a zelon or poly underwing.


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 Post subject: Re: CDC Flies
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:03 am 
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I only use natural dun. I think that they bleaching and dying process ruins the fibers, plus, i find most wings are dun colored. I would be certain that some will disagree.

That said, the single best dry fly I fish is a CDC Caddis also called an F Fly... biot body, dubbing thorax, cdc down wing. It works great for any caddis and mayfly hatch i've encountered. A grey biot body is nice. Tie it down to size 20, but most of my fish are taking on 16 and 18's.

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 Post subject: Re: CDC Flies
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:58 pm 
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No, I wouldnt call them puffs, each feather is 1.5 to 2 inches long, the only ones they had at LL Bean. I was hoping to find puffs, but this is all I could get my hands on. I will try some of those patterns out and post my out comes.

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 Post subject: Re: CDC Flies
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Hi Peter
A dubbed body and cdc wing, simple and effective. Size 16-18 good luck
Bill


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