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Old 10-31-2013, 01:33 PM
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Default CDC and Comparadun...

Wet and rainy out so I tied up a few sample flies to test the waters with. Here is a size 16 CDC and Comparadun. Kind of funny as I have been tying a lot of 20-22's and the size 16 hook seems gigantic. My size 10's look like snagging hooks.

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And a second with a different color CDC.

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Default Re: CDC and Comparadun...

Those are nice flies. They are very buggy looking. I believe comparadun hackle is tied in with the natural deer hair tips forward and then stood straight up and flared out rather than slanting back. Craig Matthews aptly demonstrates the procedure on his sparkle dun you tube video. Good luck with those flies.
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Default Re: CDC and Comparadun...

Looks like a cdc elk caddis great fly
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Looks like a cdc elk caddis great fly
Thanks, pretty much what I was aiming for just using what was on hand currently.
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Default Re: CDC and Comparadun...

Did you call it a comparadun because that is the kind of hair you used? Some deer hair is labeled comparadun because it is suitable for that style of fly, but very usable for other patterns, like the ones you tied. Great pattern!
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Did you call it a comparadun because that is the kind of hair you used? Some deer hair is labeled comparadun because it is suitable for that style of fly, but very usable for other patterns, like the ones you tied. Great pattern!
Yep I tied with with Comparadun, looks fine than the deer hair i have seen.
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Default Re: CDC and Comparadun...

They look trouty to me Craig. Let's get a few of them wet tomorrow and let the fish vote.
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They look trouty to me Craig. Let's get a few of them wet tomorrow and let the fish vote.
I got 2 tied up for testing purposes.
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When using cdc noting makes them float like Dry Magic and Frog Fanny.
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