How To Tie The Jigged CDC Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail: Fly Tying Video

CDC is an amazing natural material for tying flies. Take a good old Pheasant tail, put it on a jig style hook and add some CDC and you have a very fishable fly! This pattern is a must for any fly angler. A very forgiving fly that gives good reason that a soft hackle pheasant tail is Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard favorite fly (although I believe he favors the partridge soft hackle version). Fish it in dead drift style or swing it for deadly presentations and you will be very pleased!

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Jigged CDC Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Recipe:
1) Hook – Umpqua Competition C400BL
2) Bead – Slotted Tungsten Copper
3) Tail – Whiting Farms CDL Medium Pardo
4) Body –Natural Pheasant Tail
5) Thorax – Peacock Herl
6) Wire – Small Copper
7) Soft Hackle – CDC Brown
8) Thread – Veevus 10/0 Brown

Tools used to create this fly:
1) Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
2) Scissors – Dr. Slick Razors Scissors
3) Bobbin – Griffin Standard Bobbin
4) Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish

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Learn How To Tie The Jigged CDC Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail: Fly Tying Video



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