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Title: CDC Spiders by "Spiderman"
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 03, 2011, 19:32:13 PM
I'll kick this month off with a simplified version of my CDC spiders.
I've been playing to try and eliminate the dubbing loop, yet retain the strength.
With a strong view to the past and Mr Stewart, it was pretty obvious.

Here goes, Waterhen Bloa, CDC style

Hook: Partridge SLD 14
Thread: Pearsalls no.5
Hackle: 2 Blue Dun CDC feathers
Dubbing: Muskrat.

Step 1:  place hook in vice

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/au8cx1.jpg)

Step 2: Wind on a few turns of thread a bit back from the eye.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/1hxjc4.jpg)

Step 3: Tie in 2 CDC feathers by the tips, try to select ones with fibres just slightly longer than the length of the hook.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk//16bf0x3.jpg)

Step 4: Wind thread down to level with point of hook and wax the thread.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/orl81v.jpg)

Step 5: Lightly dub with muskrat, a gentle dusting is good.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/3uelw.jpg)

Step 6: wind dubbing up to where hackle points are tied in, and attach hackle pliers to hackles.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/ndlqxe.jpg)

Step 7: Wind hackles for 3 turns, stroking the hackles backwards each turn

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/244a4a0.jpg)

Step 8: Wind the thread through the hackle taking care not to trap any fibres. 4 or 5 turns is good.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/4vojup.jpg)

Step 9: stroke the hackles backwards and whip finish, carefully apply head finish and leave to dry.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/34pfiqe.jpg)

Step 10: The finished fly with the fibres stroked forwards again after the head finish dries.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/30bn4wn.jpg)


The same technique can be applied to all traditional and non-traditional spiders. For a simple fly try a Snipe and purple.

This one uses Pearsalls no.11 and natural grey CDC feathers.

Step 1: Hook in vice and start thread, leaving the gap sets the distance for the hackle to cover nicely.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/147iib.jpg)

Step 2: Tie in the hackles by the tips and wind thread down to point and back again.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/2zzoq6g.jpg)

Step 3: 3 turns of hackle, stroking each turn backwards.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/2exn9j7.jpg)

Step 4: Wind the thread through the hackle, careful not to trap any fibres.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/29e2jpg.jpg)

Step 5: Tie off as before and finish.

(http://fishingthefly.co.uk/13yjor8.jpg)


Another really good traditional that would lend itself to this would be the Partridge and orange, it would make into a fantastic spent spinner, well worth playing with combinations of thread and hackle colours to get good matches for a hatch.

Cheers

Sandy
Title: Re: CDC Spiders by "Spiderman"
Post by: Mike Barrio on October 13, 2015, 18:49:49 PM
Have you still got the photos to fill in the gaps for this one Sandy?

Very keen to play with these a bit more next year :wink

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: CDC Spiders by "Spiderman"
Post by: Sandy Nelson on October 13, 2015, 20:03:08 PM
I should have them somewhere.

Will look them out, if i can find them :z16

Sandy
Title: Re: CDC Spiders by "Spiderman"
Post by: Allan Liddle on October 15, 2015, 13:32:53 PM
Crackin flee thanks guys, to be honest i'd not thought about tying the cdc in first, will look to do that next time i'm on the vice.  :z16