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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Tying a CDC Chocolate Drop/Brown Caddis with Davie McPhail

A CDC Caddis, although quite simplistic in its appearance, is a proven fish-catching fly. These flies imitate an emerging adult insect which makes them perfect for just about any venue when the Trout are on the rise. The CDC Caddis is quite adaptable and can be tied in a variety of different patterns; one of which is this Chocolate Drop/Brown from Davie McPhail. Not only is the pattern a great option for a caddis imitation, but it also doubles up as a great-searching pattern in between other fly hatches.
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 CDC Chocolate Drop/Brown Caddis, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Medium All-Rounder size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Dk.Brown Tag/Egg Sack: Yellow Seals Fur or Sub Body: Dark Brown Seals Fur or Sub Underwing: Brown Deer Hair Wing: Brown CDC Feathers or Natural Hackle: Whiting Hebert Minor Brown Dry Fly Hackle

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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