Friday, April 25, 2008

Wild dry fly for trout

This CDC and elk hair dry fly is rapidly becoming my favorite go-to fly for mountain trout. I found it on a blog not long ago, tied up some and went out to the French Broad River and slayed 'em two Sundays in a row. The fly was fashioned by Hans Weilenmann of the Netherlands. You can find the instructions and more flies by Hans at
The really neat thing about the fly is that you use only two bits of material, one CDC feather and a small clump of elk or deer hair and there are only two steps to tie it.
And, here's the kicker, you can fish it part of the float as a dry and then give it a little jerk to pull it under the water and fish it as a wet fly emerger.

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