Egan's Corn Fed Caddis

Caddis Gold!

The Corn Fed Caddis
The Corn Fed Caddis is a beefy, high floating dry fly fit for any water type.

It utilizes the incredible flotation and fish catching abilities of CDC. Most CDC patterns are sparse and delicate, but the Corn Fed Caddis lives up to its name sporting a heavy CDC wing stacked with a hydrophobic, poly yarn overwing for even more floatability. This linebacker at ballet class also uses CDC fibers for the hackle.

Throw this fly at selective spring creek browns or pocketwater pushovers, it works great for both!

Also of note, CDC flies don't work well with traditional floatants.  Use Tiemco dry magic or Loon Lochsa gel style floatants, Shimizaki Dry Shake, Loon Top Ride, or Frogs Fanny powder floatants for best results (see links below).

Buy them pre-tied here or check out the tutorial below...

Material List
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Hook: TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook - 14 - 25 Pack
Shuck: MFC Premium Fly Tying Thread - Light Brown - 6/0
Shuck: Antron Yarn - Carded - PMD Shuck/Olive
Body/Thorax: Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Tan
Wing/Hackle: Nature's Spirit CDC - Natural
Wing 2: Para Post Wing Material - White

Other tools from the tutorial:
Stonfo Elite Rotodubbing twister
Stonfo Dubbing Loop Clip Set - Small
Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Umpqua Shimazaki Dry Shake
Loon Lochsa Floatant (1/2 oz)
Frog's Fanny