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Default Re: Please help my terminology.....please.

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what does CDC mean?
CDC is a feather that is collected from the oil glands of a duck. They are efficient floaters because of the fibers and ramifications (structure) of the feather.

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what is a Trico hatch and what is used to imitate it?
Trico-- Tricorythodes-- Mayfly-- imitation is dependent upon the stage of the insect, the 'gender' of the insect, and what the fish are feeding on.... I think that sparsely tied, and fairly low riding presentations will usually be productive. The one thing to be very selective about is hook size. A trout will see anything bigger (than what she has been feeding on) as a 'freak' and usually pass. Going up one hook size could increase the size of the fly by as much as 30%-- that will stand out as odd to a feeding fish.

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what does ISO mean?
The only ISO that stands out in my mind is in reference to photography... ???? Not sure.

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whats the difference between a nymph and a midge...the size?
It is my understanding that a midge is a taxonomical classification and a nymph is a stage or point in a life cycle of many insects. Or put another way, a midge is an actual insect, and a nymph is a stage in an insect's life.

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is a parachute an emerger?.....is and emerger a nymph?
I've always considered 'parachute' to refer to a 'style' of tying. You could tie a 'parachute' emerger: parachute BWO, Klinkhammer, and others.

Hope this helps, I don't claim to know the ins and outs of these questions as I mainly fish bass species in warm water...
But I think the info that I have presented is accurate, maybe not the whole story, but accurate for general definitions.

Someone else will chime in and make any corrections and addendums as needed.
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