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Pike - Wayne Chapter - 462


Conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds

Fly of the Month

December 2015


This fly was first tied by Harry Mason and I saw it tied in a video by Hans Weilenmann.  It's a little complicated to tie but I think it's worth the effort.   To tie the fly insert a hook into the vise and

start the thread and wrap back to the bend of the hook. Tie in a sparse shuck of silver zelon, next tie in a tan goose or turkey biot and wrap the biot up slightly past the half way point of the hook. Next tie in an underwing of silver zelon, then tie in an overwing of two matched tan cdc  feathers, after the cdc is tied in, pull the stem portion of cdc feather down and anchor them in with several wraps of thread.  Next trim the stem portion of the cdc feathers to represent the legs of the caddis.  Finally tie in a peacock herl and make several wraps to represent the head. Whip finish and you are done.  Refer to the picture of the fly in the FOM.

Hook - Dry fly #14 - #16

Thread - Tan 8/0

Shuck - Silver Zelon

Body -  Tan goose or turkey biot, or color to match the natural

Underwing - Silver Zelon

Overwing - 2 matched tan cdc feathers

Legs - Cdc stem portion of overwing

Head - Peacock herl




John Lazar




Fly tied by John Lazar



Biot CDC Emerging Caddis

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