Conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold water fisheries and their
Fly of the Month
BIOT CDC EMERGING CADDIS
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