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    Default Backwards CDC Suspender Buzzer

    Not being the most adept fly tyer and also buying the wrong CDC, I wondered how I could use it and after a few minutes at the vise came up with the idea of doing it all backwards!

    Materials:-

    Hook - Captain Hamilton International size 14
    Thread - Fine black
    Body - Black Floss
    Thorax - Peacock Herl
    Rib - Fine Silver Wire
    Suspender - CDC Natural Puff


    Run your thread as normal and return to the eye area in open turns



    Tie in the CDC puff with the fibres facing the hook - just 2 turns



    Gently pull the CDC through the thread and then tighten turns and add an extra one for security



    Loop the CDC over and catch in the point over the existing threads



    Tie in the wire rib first



    Followed by the floss



    and then the peacock herl, wrapping the thread under the herl and down to the start of the thorax



    Form the thorax with the peacock herl and tie in



    Stand the rib wire up out of the way and run the thread to the end of the body followed by the floss to form the body, tapering to the hook bend, tie in the floss



    Wrap the rib evenly and secure before cutting or breaking off the excess then whip finish making an additional tapered end then coat body with SHHAN



    One finished Backwards CDC Suspender Buzzer!

    Last edited by Albannach cuileag; 12-08-2007 at 12:38 PM.
    Roddy

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    I like the idea behind this tying Roddy. Very nicely done, and it has given me food for thought.
    Many thanks for it,

    Sam

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    Albannach cuileag,

    You may also want to check out, and experiment with, the Puffball series of flies, as developed by Pierre Mouchel.

    Here is a sample. More can be found on the url below


    Puffball Suspender Buzzer

    http://www.danica.com/flytier/pmouchel/pmouchel.htm

    Cheers,
    Hans W

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    Interesting flies, Hans.

    How is the balloon effect with the CDC achieved?
    It would be handy if that technique was done step by step for us less gifted.

    Thanks.
    Roddy

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    Roddy,

    Pierre posts to this forum, so he might pick up on your request.

    That said, the technique does not involve anything other than to tie down the puff. Once the hold on the puff is released, the ballooning takes place automagically.

    Cheers,
    Hans W

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    Nice techniques on that site, thanks Mike.
    Roddy

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    I have been messing about with the puffballs for the least month or so.
    For a Dry Sedge they only take about a minute to tie. For wing posts , simple to use. Have yet to try them on the trout

    Can highly recommend purchasing from peche truite, good value for reasonable quality CDC. His stuff for drying flies works great on CDC.
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    Hi all,
    I have been away for a few days, thanks to Hans, Mike and Otter to give the informations requested on the Puffball flies.
    Opening day in France next Saturday, I was by a mountain lake last sunday and with the balm weather the trout were already taking a hatch of small stone flies, early season should be great!

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    Pierre,

    Service fantastique, la CDC noir est arrivée aujourd'hui, Seulement trois jours de France vers l'Irlande ! Merci infiniment de votre bonté.
    Roddy

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    Question C.d.c

    How can i order if i can not speak or write French is there a Welsh or english order form. I hope so because this looks the real deal

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