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Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger

Step by Step's

The Black and Red Arsed CDC Emerger


Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger Fly Tying Materials
Tying the Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger Step 1

Step 1

Run the thread down to a place opposite the hook point catching in some fluo orange floss as you go.

Tying the Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger 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 Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger Step 3

Step 3

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

Tying the Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger Step 4

Step 4

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

Tying the Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger 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 Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger Step 6

Step 6

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

Tying the Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger 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 Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger Lure 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 Black and Orange Butt CDC Emergere 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 Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger Step 10

Step 10

WInd the dubbing on to create a thorax and leave the thread at the eye, I tend to pick out the thorax fibres now with a dubbing needle.

Tying the Black and Orange Butt CDC Emergere 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 Black and Orange Butt CDC Emerger Completed Fly

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.

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