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    Default JT Olive

    Following a request for a step-by-step for this pattern I have put together a few pictures to explain the tying of this deadly and simple fly.

    Ingredients
    Hook: Fine wire straight dry fly 14-22 (here I have used a Tiemco 103BL size 17)
    Thread: Fine and strong brown or olive (I use either FishOn ultimate tying silk or Semperfli Nano Silk, both are excellent).
    Tail: Coq de Leon, can't remember the names for the colour sorry
    Wings: Natural CDC (type 1 or 2 feathers are best) (2 feathers used here)
    Abdomen and Thorax: Olive mole's fur

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    Catch in the thread and tie in the Coq de Leon tails fibres, if you are fussy align the tips much better than I have here.

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    Select and align two CDC feathers (use three or four for larger hook sizes), for a description of which feathers to use see here CDC types article

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    Lock the feathers down to create a wing that is about equal to bodylength, leave a few mm for the thorax in front of the wing. Make a few wraps in front of the wing to cock it up.


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    Cut the butt ends of the feathers at a taper to help form a nice body shape

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    This is the trickiest part, try and dub as little mole as you possible can on to the thread and wrap a very sparse abdomen, you should be able to see thread through the dubbing.

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    I then add a thicker dubbing noodle at the front of the fly to suggest a thorax and make a few turns around the wing before whip finishing.

    Simples.

    Dan
    Last edited by danielp; 24-01-2014 at 04:05 PM.

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    Nice clear sbs there Dan
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    Excellent SBS Dan.

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    Default Re: JT Olive

    That looks absolutely brilliant!
    Dead "fishy"

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    Very tidy, I'll try a few of those.

    Interesting article on CDC, I didn't realise there were different types. I wonder when we might see genetic CDC ?

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    Cheers guys,

    Luke I tend to just use types 1 and 2 for all my dry flies regardless (I think they are more like a scale than distinct groups) type 3's I dont use very much at all and type 4 feathers are put on nymphs as collars.

    Hope the SBS was of use.

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    Nice one Dan

    One question:
    Do you splay the cdc wing into a semi-circle or leave it in a v? I've been teasing it into a half circle to make sure it floats upright but maybe that isnt necessary.

    One comment:
    I was under the impression that you should use primrose silk a la waterhen bloa. Doubt it makes much difference but the ones I've done with it look nice... haven't tested them on the fish yet though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferral View Post
    Nice one Dan

    One question:
    Do you splay the cdc wing into a semi-circle or leave it in a v? I've been teasing it into a half circle to make sure it floats upright but maybe that isnt necessary.

    One comment:
    I was under the impression that you should use primrose silk a la waterhen bloa. Doubt it makes much difference but the ones I've done with it look nice... haven't tested them on the fish yet though!!
    Cheers Ferral,

    I leave the CDC in a V as I think it should make the fly sit that little bit deeper in the film. They really do float very well on light hooks so no real need for the comparadun style (although I also carry some split wing CDC flies if they are needed).

    You may well be correct on the thread front, but I do not have any primrose I am sure the fish will not mind too much, atleast the fish over this way dont seem to .

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke troutstalker View Post
    Very tidy, I'll try a few of those.

    Interesting article on CDC, I didn't realise there were different types. I wonder when we might see genetic CDC ?
    Genetically modified ducks ****! Wouldn't fancy doing the daily preening!

    ---------- Post added at 08:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:13 PM ----------

    Dan would you consider the pattern to be more of an emmerger.

    I have tied so many different CDC dun patterns recently I can't decide which I prefer. In fact I am going to do my best to test them all this season
    The artist formerly known as "cdc_archie"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdc_archie View Post
    Dan would you consider the pattern to be more of an emmerger.
    I think this pattern is firmly a dun mate, the tail stops the **** end sinking when greased up so sits in the film nicely. I carry 4 dun patterns with me, JT olive, split wing CDC, Grey Duster variant and a few jinglers for the big stuff. Tie some similar patterns on curved hooks or without tails for the emergers.

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