Conserving, protecting and restoring Northeastern Pennsylvania’s cold water fisheries
and their watersheds
Pike - Wayne Chapter #462
Fly of the Month
Rich Kriel ties this version of a CDC emerger shown to us while we were fishing a
heavy PMD hatch on the Big Horn in 1992. It was successful then and has since proven
to be effective as a general emerger pattern here in the East. Rich ties the CDC
wing upright as a post. Remember, do not use paste type floatant on CDC patterns.
If the wing becomes waterlogged change flies or treat the wing only with “Frog’s
Fanny”. This fly is fished suspended in the film.
Hook : Tiemco 2487 or similar; # 14 - #18
Tail : Pheasant tail fibers
Rib : Fine gold wire
Abdomen : Dark claret dubbing
Wing : 3 lt. dun or white CDC feathers
Thorax : Olive hare’s ear
In the intervening years since he started fishing this fly Rich has added several
different color schemes, the most popular being one he calls the Adams Kriel.