CDC Budding Beatis Emerger by Jim Misiura

The CDC Budding Beatis Emerger is the perfect little parachute dry fly to float down a narrow trout stream this spring. The fly is a little more advance for a beginner fly, but that shouldn’t dissuade you from giving it a try. The fly uses a stripped peacock herl for the abdomen. You can make these easily by either putting the herl sit in a bleach solution for a couple minutes, or using a finger or an eraser to strip away the fibers (see video below). The second hitch will be the dubbing loop and the block. If you have a set of the Marc Petitjean Magic Tools, you are golden, but you can also improvise some of your own tools with a chip clip (or a bulldog clip) and some sticky backed foam.

CDC Budding Beatis Emerger Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Fine Wire Scud #16 – #20
Thread: Olive 16/0
Shuck: Antron
Abdomen: Stripped Peacock Herl
Thorax: Olive Dubbing
Wingpost: White Foam
Hackle: Slate Grey CDC
Be sure to check out this and other videos on Jim Misiura’s Youtube page.

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2 thoughts on “CDC Budding Beatis Emerger by Jim Misiura”

    1. CDC flies have been good to me as well. the CDC & Elk being a favourite. If you can find the Petitjean brand of CDC, I think you will find that it well worth the money. It’s a touch more expensive, but the quality and quantity are wonderful.

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