Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Playing With CDC
The wind has howled all day taking a low 30 degree temperature and making it feel like single digits. More like February instead of being on the cusp of April. Four years ago we were taking rising browns on hendricksons at the very end of March. That will not happen this year. Instead we fish the Swift and tie flies.
CDC - the miracle fiber!!!!! Floats like a cork and may be the most versatile component in dry flies. First, it works on dries all the way down to size 30 which deer hair and snowshoe hare really don't do. Second, it can be used for different fly stages very effectively.
Here are two mayfly spinner patterns. Just tie the cdc in like you were tying a comparadun and then split the feathers from side to side.
Below those spinners are some cdc caddis patterns where I've kept the traditional hackle. The fly looks good with the hackle but you really don't need it.
They say that we will be in the 50's by the weekend and those temperatures will be maintained well into next week.
Lets hope so!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 7:48 PM
Labels: Fly Fishers Guide To The Millers River, guided trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River, Guided trips on the Miller River, guided trips on the Swift River