Tying a Bob's Bits Claret CDC Hopper with Davie McPhail

The classic Hopper has been given the CDC treatment. Originally inspired by small craneflies blowing onto the lake and hopping from wave to wave, this style has become a modern classic effective as a general representation of many different terrestrial and aquatic insects.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie a Bob's Bits Claret CDC Hopper, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill, All-purpose Medium size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Rib: Pearl Tinsel Body: Dyed Claret CDC Legs: Pre-Knotted Pheasant Tail Fibres Wing: Roe Deer Thorax: Claret CDC Dubbing
Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!