CDL winged soft hackle

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CDL winged soft hackle

Post by ronr » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:34 pm

Last summer I watched Old Hat working on a new pattern that utilized a Cog de Leon wing and hackle.
I don't know what he was attempting to create and got the impression it was a work in progress.
I took a stab at it and it made me think of a couple applications.

It might be a small caddis, a midge emerger, or maybe the small winter stoneflies we get out here.

Here's my take on your fly Carl and a couple prototypes of a winter stone imitation.
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Re: CDL winged soft hackle

Post by DOUGSDEN » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:55 pm

Ronr,
Your interpretations are beautiful! So crazy buggy looking! I'm thinking small caddis (emerger?). Carl's tying is out of this world good! I was just looking at some patterns that he sent me a while back! Wow! They are precision! Yours are the same way! Very pleasing to our eyes and also to the fishes!
Great job friend! Please keep them coming!
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Re: CDL winged soft hackle

Post by letumgo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 pm

I would fish those with complete confidence. Wonderfully buggy!
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Re: CDL winged soft hackle

Post by Roadkill » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:11 am

I like the sparser top left fly of the trio, and might try a little larger body in brown or black for little snow flies.

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Re: CDL winged soft hackle

Post by ronr » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:25 pm

Bill, what my poor camera work doesn't show is the black thread bodies on the little stones...Brown would be good for sure...
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Re: CDL winged soft hackle

Post by Boarmountain » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:34 pm

i tie a dry fluttering caddis version
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Re: CDL winged soft hackle

Post by ronr » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:28 pm

Boarmountain... I like that fly. The wing certainly favors the caddis whether tied as a dry or in my case a cripple caddis, or emerger, or as Craig Mathews describes one of his flies "as possibly an caddis, mayfly, or stonefly cripple or emerger" its covering most of the bases.
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Re: CDL winged soft hackle

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:07 am

Mike - Can you share the recipe for your fly? I need to try these.
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Re: CDL winged soft hackle

Post by Boarmountain » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:29 pm

Hook of your choice
Tag- green silk
Body- pheasant tail fibers
wing- CDL fibers Dark pardo
hackle- speckled badger

Change color to suit
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Re: CDL winged soft hackle

Post by letumgo » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:06 pm

Thanks Mike. ;)
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