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How to tie a Compara-CDC- Emerger The AARP FLY
By Al Caucci
Big wild trout love eating bugs that can't fly away as they
approach. More and more of our fishing is done with emergers as
trout frequently prefer this more vulnerable stage of the hatch
to the actual duns. My emerger pattern also doubles as a cripple
or stillborn and can be used successfully during and after the
hatch. Give them a try and I'm sure you'll be impressed. This pattern
works great in low light and glare situation where its hard to
see the deer hair Compara-Emerger.
Hook: Daiichi 1130 - size to match natural
Tail: Antron or Z lon
Spectrumized Dubbing to match natural
Wing: Stripped CDC
1. Wrap hook shank with tying thread as indicated, then wind in a medium bunch of z-lon to create a shuck.
2. Wind a tapered dubbed body as indicated. Note: make sure dubbing is
sparse and body silhouette is slender.
3. Strip the fibers off cdc feathers. Attach
CDC with X wraps, pull the cdc ends upright and loop like
you're forming a parachute post.
here to Step 3 Details
4. Dub in the thorax around the base of the cdc
tie in point, whip finish and trim the tread.
5. Pull the tips of the cdc fibers up and trim. it should bush out. This works especially well when the trout are taking the emergers just a few inches under the surface film.