CDC-BWO

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CDC-BWO

Post by newriverspey » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:25 am

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Another BWO fly. I made the body out of CDC and the hackle is dun hen. Hook is a mustard RU-94842 #18.
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Re: CDC-BWO

Post by tie2fish » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:37 am

That should sit nicely in the film. Well tied.
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Re: CDC-BWO

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:50 am

Brilliant design! CDC will sit nicely on the waters surface, and a silvery air bubble will form around the body, when it gets pulled under. Combined with the movements of the hen hackle collar, this pattern will look alive.

Simple. Yet brilliant. Very nice. ;)

By the way. What thread are you using? That head is tiny, especially considering it is tyed on a size 18.
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Re: CDC-BWO

Post by newriverspey » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:08 am

Ray,

Thanks for reminding me, I forgot to mention the thread. It is olive Semperfli nano silk 18/0 (30 denier) and I heavily waxed it with Overton's wonder wax.
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Re: CDC-BWO

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:50 am

Thanks Otto.
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Re: CDC-BWO

Post by hankaye » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:46 am

Howdy All;

Would like to appreciate Otto's fly but, all I see is the word "image"
where it would be. :( .

hank

EDIT: Otto, it showed up this afternoon!! Gorgeous bit of tying.

hank
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Re: CDC-BWO

Post by Bazzer69 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:22 pm

Personally I dislike CDC but I must admit using it for dubbing is a great idea. Since the female BWO adult swims or crawls to a rock to lay eggs in a air bubble and CDC traps air this is as I already wrote a great use of CDC
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Re: CDC-BWO

Post by redietz » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:39 pm

My belief is that CDC under-utilized for wet flies.
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Re: CDC-BWO

Post by Bazzer69 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:05 pm

redietz wrote:My belief is that CDC under-utilized for wet flies.
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The problem with CDC as we buy it is that it is devoid of any of its natural oils due to the cleaning and dyeing process. Once it is wet it goes totally soft and limp. Ask yourself why it was never used in any of the classic patterns when it was readily available. If treated with powder it works for a little while. Not so long ago Loon, I think it was Loon, sold CDC oil. I’m not sure if it was the real stuff or just silicon.
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Re: CDC-BWO

Post by Roadkill » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:59 pm

Partridge also sold CDC oil years ago!
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