CDC Caddis

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  • Hook: TMC 100 Size 14
  • Thread: UTC 70 Black
  • Body: Ginger CDC
  • Wing: Dun CDC
  • Hackle: Ginger Dry Hackle
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Cut ginger CDC strands into a tray for use in dubbing the body.

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Tie on thread and dub ginger CDC onto thread.

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Wrap dubbed CDC onto the hook and taper the body forward so 3/4 of the hook is dubbed.

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Take a dun CDC feather and wind it up, in a CDC tool (if you have one).

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Form a wing.

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Tie in the wing.

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Cut the wing back to the length of the hook.

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Tie in a hackle and take a few wraps around the hook to form the legs.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for a caddis hatch.

Important Note: DO NOT use wet floatant on the CDC. ONLY use a dry floatant or you will gum up the CDC and ruin the fly.