I’ve been searching the tubes to find some patterns to put into my spring box and found this little cdc caddis pattern. It has a sleek quill body that should provide a nice emerger profile on the water. There is a quick and easy tutorial step by step to follow here as well.
Hook: Partridge SLD
Thread: Sheer 14/0 grey
Tails: Coq de Leon
Abdomen: Peacock quill
After a week of bad things, I’ve finally been able to get back to the computer. I’m not sure if it was something consumed or perhaps just being in the presence of that little rug rat who seems to bring home all kinds of viral treats. Anyhow, lots of great video has been posted up over the past little while, and I’ve also bee hitting the forum at Fly Tyer for some interesting conversation on all things fly tying.
The first thing to note on this little impressionistic caddis is the brushed up CDC body. It provides a really sweet base to lay the feather wing onto and will really let this fly catch some serious air bubbles to keep it on top. I really like the low wing profile on the pattern. All too often on patterns like the Elk Hair Caddis, the wing is set quite high. Just as Al Troth had originally designed the EHC to sit low with a sleek wing, this pattern also fits that profile to a tee. The finished fly has a beautiful underbody as well, I’d love to see a trout just try not to gulp that down.
CDC and deer hair is always a great combo for me. This emerger pattern incorporates the CDC and deer hair combo and also demo’s some of Marc Petitjean’s innovative tools. Try this in other classic mayfly colors like the Adams, BWO, and sulfurs. Enjoy.
This PMD version rides low, near the surface and imitates an emerging or struggling insect trying to reach adulthood. This pattern is best fished dead drift with a long leader during a Pale Morning Dun Hatch. Barrett utilizes the Marc Petitjean Bobbin and the Petitjean Magic tool when tying this PMD pattern