Saturday, 12 June 2010

CDC Olive

A useful, small olive pattern:



Hook: Partridge SLD #18
Thread: Sheer, 14/0 tan
Tail: Coq de Leon
Abdomen: Orvis Spectrablend, light olive
Thorax: Orvis Spectrablend, ginger
Wing: CDC

~Dave

4 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

That's a nice fly.

Do you have any suggestions for someone who has not tied flies before but wants to learn?

Dave Wiltshire said...

General advice rick would be to learn simple techniques and master them - stick to one or two patterns and get them nailed.

I truly believe that mastering the Pheasant tail nymph, parachute emerger and CDC Dun can catch you fish all season. Just changing size and colour to suit the hacthes.

Yes you will catch on others, but these are (for me at least) the bread and butter).

Have a look at the www.riverflybox.co.uk
Here I have some tying tutorials.

Cheers,
~Dave

Rick Kratzke said...

Dave, thanks for the feedback on my ?, I will check out that site thanks.

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Andy Baird said...

Pretty fly Dave - must check out the Spectrablend dubbing you use... seems to dub real nice on small flies.

See you next month!

Best,
Andy