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    Default The OFFLY (Organza F-Fly)

    The Organza F-Fly is a synthetic version of the classic CDC pattern. Two colours of organza ribbon are used to create a segmented body and the waste fibres from trimming the ribbon are used to add texture and sheen to the poly-yarn wing. A very effective summer fly as you'll see if you watch to the end for a very big Taff trout. Thanks for watching.


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    Default Re: The OFFLY (Organza F-Fly)

    Good stuff Nick.
    I've been looking for an alternative to CDC.
    How well does the poly-yarn float before and after catching on it ?
    Does it need any treatment before and after catching ?
    Last edited by scobo; 10-06-2018 at 12:25 PM.
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    Default Re: The OFFLY (Organza F-Fly)

    Quote Originally Posted by scobo View Post
    Good stuff Nick.
    I've been looking for an alternative to CDC.
    How well does the poly-yarn before and after catching on it ?
    Does it need any treatment before and after catching ?
    Hi Scott, I treat the fly with some Gink before fishing and if it it gets slimed from a fish I give it a rinse in the river, that's pretty much it. Moser Ghost Fibre is another good alternative to CDC for this fly and others I've done videos for. I use the coarse grade. Cheers, Nick.

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    Default Re: The OFFLY (Organza F-Fly)

    Great fly as usual Nick. I have been doing the same kind of approach but using the fibers from the organza to make the ribbed body on smaller flies #16 - #20. I also include them in the poly yarn as you have done also.
    Just as an added note and not distracting from Nick's wonderful fly they make excellent klink and dink combo. If you add mucillin during the tying process they ride high for a very long time...

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    Default Re: The OFFLY (Organza F-Fly)

    Nice idea.

    I have concerns about the longevity of the body style. I'd imagine a trouts teeth would quickly cut some of the organza and it might unravel to the tail or head and become a straggly mess. I like the look of it though so maybe I'll counter rib the body with some clear mono to keep the material in place for longer when fishing without adding weight?
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    Default Re: The OFFLY (Organza F-Fly)

    Quote Originally Posted by wrongfoot View Post
    Nice idea.

    I have concerns about the longevity of the body style. I'd imagine a trouts teeth would quickly cut some of the organza and it might unravel to the tail or head and become a straggly mess. I like the look of it though so maybe I'll counter rib the body with some clear mono to keep the material in place for longer when fishing without adding weight?
    I'm sure a mono rib, or even a fine wire such as you might use over a herl or dubbing body on a dry fly would work fine. However the woven edges of organza are really tough; even if one of the individual fibres breaks it will be held in place by the others. I've never had the body on an organza fly wear out; I either lose them or wear the point out beyond resharpening. Another way to make the body would be to wind a smooth underbody with tying thread, brush on a light coat of superglue and the wind an open rib of organza up the body. That is bombproof and is the body I use on my TPX dry fly (The TPX | Eat, Sleep, Fish ) . Cheers, Nick.

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    Many thanks for this post Nick, last night I tied up some of these for use at my local Stillwater today, had been having some success on CDC F-Fly so thought I would give these a go. I had my best day ever landing 18 Rainbows on a size 16 offly. They are a very robust fly and so much easier to keep afloat when compared to CDC.


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    Default Re: The OFFLY (Organza F-Fly)

    As Nick pointed out the ribbon side is extremely tough and will take real hammering, the hook will blunt before the organza gives way! As for the fibres they too are really robust when tying the smaller sizes where the ribbon side is a bit too on the heafty side for the hook and will also take a lot of abuse. We use so many materials these days it's hard to keep up but Organza opens up an avenue where longevity and robustness really does make a difference.
    Yes its a pain to strip and prepare so I would advise doing a batch lot however once they are tied they are like Duracell...They go on and on and on.

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