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Tying the Shuttlecock Buzzer

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Tying the CDC Klinkhammer Special

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This is a twist on the original Klinkhammer Special. Both the post and hackle are made from CDC. This pattern sits nicely on the water’s surface. The CDC hackle undulates and adds movement to the fly. The black color scheme works well in mid to late summer when an increasing number of terrestrial insects find their way onto the water’s surface.

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Tying the Pheasant Tail Midge Pupa

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I can’t recall where I first came across this simple pattern, but it has been very effective for selective fish feeding on midge pupa in the surface film. I grease the cdc wing and the fly hangs in the film. It is perfect for the start of a midge hatch when the rise forms are barely visible- just small dimples on the water’s surface. In my neck of the woods I fish it in sizes 18-22

Pheasant Tail Pupa

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