Fly Tying Patterns
CDC sedge (F-fly variant)
- Created: Wednesday, 09 December 2009 21:07
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 09 December 2009 21:07
- Written by Ulf Hagström
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The F-fly variant
Hook: Dry fly hook size 14-22
Thread: UNI 8/0 black
Body and wing: CDC
One of the most used modern designed dry fly has to be Marian Fratniks "F-fly" a geniusly simple CDC caddis that works so good in really small sizes. Personaly I like a variant of it more, becuse it floats a little higher and are easier for me to see. I am not sure but I think that Johan Klinkberg might be responsible for this fly but I am not sure.
When I fished the Itchen in England Chris Reeves had tremendous success with this patter in a size 20 with black CDC. I like it in a brown variant as well and that is what I have tied in this step by step.
Dead easy to tie,it's almost impossible to fail with it, and you can easily tie up alot of them in no time!
Start with covering the hook shank with your tying thread.
Tie in one-three CDC feathers (depending on hook size) at the end.
Tie the CDC quills down on the hook shank forward to create a smooth underbody
Fold the CDC forward and tie it down with a couple of hard turns of thread
Fold the CDC feathers bacwards once more and tie it down with 3-4 turns of thread.
Cut the CDC to the right length (the wing should be slightly longer than the body), whip finish and varnish!
So easy, and such a nice pattern!