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CDC emerger

For tie a CDC emerger, I use the feathers that at the base have cottony fibers. Usually, I trim off those fibers because they are hydrophilic, but in this case their susceptibility to absorb water is useful to give to the fly the correct position, in fact the body, that absorbed water, it is placed in it disposed downward
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CDC emerger
List of materials
Thread: 8/0 Hook grub size 14/16/18 Body, wing cases and wings: A CDC hackle Thorax: dubbing
Steps

Step 1

Take a CDC feather and strain the fibers towards the tip.

Fly tying - CDC emerger - Step 1

Step 2

Fix a CDC feather on a hook grub, as if I were tying the Mirage 2, but facing downwards.

Fly tying - CDC emerger - Step 2

Step 3

Hold the fibers that exceed from the extended body and apply on the tying thread the material to get a dubbing.

Fly tying - CDC emerger - Step 3

Step 4

Create the thorax of the imitation.

Fly tying - CDC emerger - Step 4

Step 5

Down with the hackle on the chest and tie it on the hook.

Fly tying - CDC emerger - Step 5

Step 6

Holding the feather from the tip, I strain the fibers toward the hook and tie it next eye. Cut excess of feather

Fly tying - CDC emerger - Step 6

Step 7

Tie the head of fly

Fly tying - CDC emerger - Step 7

Step 8

Take off fly fron vise and cut the excess of the wings fibers.

Fly tying - CDC emerger - Step 8

Step 9

Fly finished

Fly tying - CDC emerger - Step 9

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