CDC is known for its floating ability and is primarily used on dry flies but it is also a fantastic material for caddis and nymph patterns. It has a lot of movement and will hold air bubbles under water.
Hook: FM5115 - Fulling Mill HEAVY WEIGHT GRUB SIZE 14
alternative Kamasan B110 #14 or Black Magic G14
Thread: Veevus GSP 50D in White or Black
CDC: Pat Swift CDC in Olive (Body)
Wrap and twist the feather towards the bead, do tight wraps so you get a nice and tapered body (the stem of the feather creates a natural taper)
Trim off the excess till you get a nice and tapered body shape
Pull the fibres back so they stand 90 degrees from the stem
Push the CDC feather into the table clip
Trim off the excess
Transfer the fibres into clip
Cut very close to the stem. A scissor with long blades is recommended
Split the thread carefully or create a Dubbing loop. (less bulky when spliting thread)
Insert the CDC fibres between split thread (or the Dubbing loop)
Pull off approximately 20cm of thread, rest it on your index finger and spin the bobbin holder. This way you spin only the section of thread below your finger.
(next image)Take your fingers and push up the spun portion thread to the CDC fibres. This will spin and lock the fibres.
Repeat the same step to make sure the fibres are secure.
Wind the cdc between the body and bead like a hackle and fold the fibres back with your fingers while winding
Add little dubbing for the collar
Have fun tying!