When I was out in the forest the other day, this fly was the one that the trout really couldn’t get enough of. It is easy to tie, can be varied in size and colors to match whatever you have hatching around you and it catches fish! The pattern is really simple with only dubbing, CDC and deer hair (or the equivalent). The CDC makes this fly come to life on the surface, and it really floats well…..
Hook: Mustad 94840 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Green
Body: Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Dark Olive
Wing Case: 2 Green CDC with Deer Hair on top
Apply dubbing to the hook
Tie in two CDC feathers and dub in over the thread
Make a loop of the CDC and fasten behind the hook eye. Make sure to make room for the Deer hair!
Add Deer hair on top of the CDC and a small amount of dubbing before tying of.
This is a general pattern that I will have a lot of for the comming summer: I will tie up in sizes #10 to #18 and vary the color between green, white and rusty-red (the CDC colors I currently have)
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