Green Midge # 18

  • Hook: Daiichi 1140 #18
  • Abdomen: Polish Quill secured with Bug Bond Lite UV Resin
  • Legs: Partridge
  • Wing: CDC and Flash
  • Thorax: Oliver Edwards Masterclass Dubbing
  • Hackle: Whiting Dry Fly Hackle
  • Thread: Semperfli 30D

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From Big To Small

After tying some streamers, I thought I need a break and should tie some smaller stuff. This is a fully dressed parachute dry fly size 22 with a quill body secured with Bug Bond Lite. For the tail I used Coq de Leon and the hackle is grizzly from Whiting. The wing post is made with Tiemco Aero Dry Wing.

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Biot CDC Parachute

Turkey biots are very good for tying dry fly bodies. They swim really well.

I don’t discribe every tying step here, because they are the same (except the biot abdomen) as you have seen at the quill body CDC parachute tutorial.

Materials:

  • Hook: TMC 100 # 16
  • Tail: Micro Fibetts
  • Abdomen: Turkey Biot
  • Wing: CDC
  • Hackle: Whiting Genetic Dry Fly
  • Thorax: SLF Masterclass

 

tight lines

Holger Lachmann

Quill Body Parachute with CDC Wing

A superb all around mayfly pattern, which lies nicely flat and realistic on the water. Tie it in different sizes and colours to match the hatch. Personally I like to use CDC for the wing instead of polypropylen on the smaller sizes. It just looks more naturally.

Materials:

  • Hook: TMC 100 # 16
  • Tail: Micro Fibetts
  • Abdomen: Stripped Peacock Quill, UV-Resin
  • Wing: CDC
  • Hackle: Genetic Dry Fly Hackle
  • Thorax: SLF Masterclass Dubbing

 

Tie in a loop of tying thread and the end of the fly.

 

Tie in 3 micro fibetts, cut the thread loop and seperate the fibetts with the 2 pieces of thread.

 

Tie in a stripped peacock quill.

 

Tie in the tips of some CDC feathers as a wing.

 

Wind the peacock quill around the hook shank and catch it with the thread next to the wing.

 

Put a drop of tack free uv-resin on the quill body to secure it. Make sure, that there’s just a thin coat on the body.

 

Tie in the hackle as shown.

 

Dub the thorax.

 

Wind the hackle around the wing post and catch it with the thread underneath the hackle.

 

Cut of the hackle and do a whip finish underneath the hackle. A little drop of really thin varnish secures the whip finish. Ready to go!

 

View from below aka “the fish view”.

 

tight lines

Holger Lachmann