Innovative and Creative use of CDC and other natural materials in an effective midge pattern
“In the course of a lifetime, I have heard the voices and met the ghosts who guard the sacred places. Although, forceful in their presence and insistent in their will, they have never told me what not to do. But sometimes, when I stray from what is important and what is real, they tell me who I am.”
– Renee Harrop
I won’t waste too much time explaining who Renee Harrop is, other than to say he is a legend. His technique is an such an innovative use of a CDC feather, and one we’re rather fond of. It’s fun to tie and something that may give you something to talk about in your flybox.
The pattern can be effective on our local tailwaters, especially if you are paying attention to size and color. It may be a good pattern to present to those picky trout that are tired of being fooled by your shucker or noseeum. It’s all natural to boot! Give it a try and let us know how it goes.
What colors would you suggest?
Park City Fly Fishing Guides says
Naturtal colors – black, gray or tan