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May fly partridge and CDC

If I had to mention the fundamental natural materials for the
construction of artificial flies, one of the first which I would
think would be the partridge feather. I've always loved this
feather, and if I see an opportunity to insert it into an
assembly, I do it with confidence. Its characteris View more...
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May fly partridge and CDC
List of materials
Hook grub size 14/16 Tails, body and wiangs: A Partridge feather Hackle: CDC hackle
Steps

Step 1

Take a partridge feather and delete the soft fibers of base.

Fly tying - May fly partridge and CDC - Step 1

Step 2

Holding the feather for the tip, I strain the fibers toward the base in order to obtain a extended body. I fix the hackle on a hook grub, which I find particularly suitable for the assembly of extended bodies. Performing this operation I get wings fly represented by fibers that exceed from the extended body.

Fly tying - May fly partridge and CDC - Step 2

Step 3

Near the extended body, I fix a CDC hackle

Fly tying - May fly partridge and CDC - Step 3

Step 4

Wrap the hackle between the hook, the extended body and his feather’s stem.

Fly tying - May fly partridge and CDC - Step 4

Step 5

Fix the hackle next eye of the hook and cut the excess.

Fly tying - May fly partridge and CDC - Step 5

Step 6

Down the feather’s stem of the partridge hackle, fix it next eye and cut the excess. With this operation, compress and block the turns of the CDC hackle on the hook, so that it cannot come loose and stretch along the wings.

Fly tying - May fly partridge and CDC - Step 6

Step 7

Cut the tip of the feather, leaving two fibers to imitate the tails.

Fly tying - May fly partridge and CDC - Step 7

Step 8

Fly finished

Fly tying - May fly partridge and CDC - Step 8

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