CDC Midge Pupa

A Simple Bug for All Water Columns



This is more of a style of fly than an exact pattern, so feel free to adjust and tweak this fly to your liking.  The first thing you will notice is that it has a CDC overwing, but that isn't necessarily to make it float (even though it could aid in fishing this fly in the surface film.)  CDC is a material that traps air bubbles and creates unique movement underwater, so I have incorporated it a lot to sub-surface patterns lately.  This bug can be fished deep on a nymph rig, mid column, or right near the surface on a greased leader rig.  The best part of this fly is that it's really simple to tie and only uses three materials including thread!  



Material List
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Hook: Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook - 18
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Blue Dun
Head: Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Adam's Gray
Wing: Nature's Spirit CDC - Dark Gray Dun
Wing Alternate: Nature's Spirit CDC - Light Slate Dun
Wing Alternate: Nature's Spirit CDC - Dark Slate Dun
Wing Alternate: Nature's Spirit CDC - Light Gray Dun
Wing Alternate: Nature's Spirit CDC - Dark Gray Dun