Alain’s mix of CDC techniquesPosted on 6 January 2014 by Vincent
A couple of weeks ago we met Alain Barthélemy at Exclusive Fly Fishing. Alain, owner of the company AB Fly, was kind enough to tie some flies for us.
The first fly Alain ties for us is a little mayfly. But the main reason for him to start off with this fly, is to demonstrate some techniques he uses with CDC feathers. You can change the colors in this fly to suit the species of mayfly that are present in your rivers.
- Hook: Tiemco 2487 #10-#20
- Feathers: for tail & wingpost 3 Large XL CDC feathers (color rust) and for the “hackle” 1 Large XL CDC feather (color grey)
- Body: Natural Hare dubbing, or Hare Antron dubbing (color rust)
- Thread: 8/0 Black UNI