CDC Caddis

Fly Name
Hook 10-20
Thread black
Wings elk hair
Tails none
Body fine wire, dubbing
Hackle grizzly

CDC Caddis

CDC Caddis

Attach thread and wind the base. Select hackle and tie in with 5 tight wraps. Tie in fine wire with 5 tight wraps.

CDC Caddis

Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread.

CDC Caddis

Twist dubbing evenly on thread with thumb and forefinger. Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Note: it is common to either over or underestimate the dubbing amount. It is easy to add more dubbing or pinch off excess dubbing.

CDC Caddis

After body completion evenly wind hackle forward from tail base to front end of body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Cut off excess stem with scissor tips or pull back on hackle to break it off at thread wraps. Rib wire through body, secure with 5 tight wraps, and cut off excess.

CDC Caddis

Place CDC under wing with 5 tight wraps. Place partridge feather over the top of the CDC and secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim away excess.

CDC Caddis

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.


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