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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Tying a Quilled Yellow Owl Emerger/Dry Fly with Davie McPhail

The CDC Bubble Fly is a representation of a variety of flies such as Midges, Duns and Caddis. They can be tied in different patterns which will allow you to fish a variety of venues, from streams to stillwater. The CDC Bubble gets its name from the way it's tied: When adding the CDC Feathers, you bend them into the eye of the hook and it creates a natural bubble shape which will trap the air in the fibres and create a natural floating appearance whilst the hook remains under the surface.

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 the Quilled Yellow Owl Emerger/Dry Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Super Grub size 14 Thread: Uni-8/0 Lt.Cahill Body: Light Olive Peacock Quill Wing: CDC Feathers and Roe Deer Legs: Knotted Pheasant Tail Fibres Thorax and Head: Rabbit and UV Lite Brite Dubbing Mix

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!

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