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Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt

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CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 1

STEP 1 : Catch in some fluo orange floss..

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 2

STEP 2 : Create an orange butt by winding the orange floss. Be careful not to catch the floss on the hook point, this tends to cause the floss to fray.

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 3

STEP 3 : Now catch in some fine silver wire and trim the excess floss.

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 4

STEP 4 : Dub some black seals fur or hares ear fur. ( I personally prefer a mix of squirrel and hare)

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 5

STEP 5 : Wind the dubbing up the hookshank to create a slightly tapered body. Stop about 1/3 the length of the hookshank from the eye. This is where the thorax and CDC feathers will be tied in..

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 6

STEP 6 : Wind the wire over the dubbing to create a rib and secure.

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 7

STEP 7 : Take 5-6 CDC feathers and line their ends up so they look even. (For smaller flies , less feathers are required)

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 8

STEP 8 : Catch in the CDC feathers, its trial and error getting the length correct but I usually gauge it that the CDC feathers should be the roughly the length of the hookshank..

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 9

STEP 9 : Secure the CDC feathers and trim the waste, now dub some more black seals fur or hares ear fur onto the thread.

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 10

STEP 10 : WInd the dubbing on to create a thorax, I tend to pick out the thorax fibres now with a dubbing needle.
Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Step 11
STEP 11 : Pull the CDC Feathers forward and perform two wraps of thread over the feathers just in front of the eye.

Tying the CDC ~ Black and Orange Butt Final Step

STEP 12 : To finish the fly I tend now to whip finish the thread this time underneath the CDC feathers and around the hookshank just before the eye, this tends to straighten the feathers in a horizontal plane. Now varnish the thread.