Category Archives: CDC

Little Black Stonefly

Little black stoneflies are a perfect late winter early spring dry fly. This video shows Hans Stephenson using a great technique for creating a really impressionistic wing. I have a couple tied up already for the upcoming season. I’ve tied them small, 18 and 20 to match the size of the little stones. I might be able to get away with 16 as well. The black CDC is nice and buggy. I would personally keep the CDC a bit longer and trim it streamside if necessary. The look if the fly with the untrimmed CDC looks awesome.

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Hans and the CDC and ELK

Ya, it’s a staple in my boxes. Hans Weilenmann invented the pattern, so it was great to see him twist one up. I tie this up on light scud hooks now and in a couple different colours. Years past it has been my number one producing fly, but it’s been letting me down a bit this year. Too much rain is leaving me with cloudy and high waters…. The nymphs have been shining as of late.

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