Corn Fed Sally

Curtis - December, 2018

CDC and stoneflies, they go together like lamb and tuna fish, right? Well, maybe not, but most stones are quite large in relation to other commonly imitated aquatic insects. Yellow Sallies however, are small as stoneflies go. Sallies often hatch in large numbers, and in my experience accompany more selective rising fish than their larger cousins. Trout are more likely to blow up on a large Salmonfly or Golden stonefly imitation, but tend to exhibit a more careful, less aggressive take when eating yellow Sallies.

With that in mind, I set out to create a pattern quite different than a yellow stimulator or typical foam/elk hair style heavily dressed stonefly imitation. Enter the Corn-Fed Sally. Similar in design to the Corn-Fed Caddis, seen here, this Sally uses CDC, which is as close to magic as duck feathers get. Tie a few, and try them on your local waters.

I hope the Corn-Fed Sally provides summer fun you won’t soon forget. Happy angling! 

Material List
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Nature's Spirit CDC
Nature's Spirit CDC
Nature's Spirit CDC

Nature's Spirit CDC

$3.45
Para Post Wing Material
Para Post Wing Material

Para Post Wing Material

$3.50
Glo-Brite Floss
Glo-Brite Floss

Glo-Brite Floss

$3.50
Stonfo Elite Rotodubbing twister
Stonfo Elite Rotodubbing twister
Stonfo Elite Rotodubbing twister

Stonfo Elite Rotodubbing twister

$43.99
TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook
TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook

TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook

$24.60
Stonfo Dubbing Loop Clip Set
Stonfo Dubbing Loop Clip Set
Stonfo Dubbing Loop Clip Set
Stonfo Dubbing Loop Clip Set

Stonfo Dubbing Loop Clip Set

$19.99
Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors, 4
Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors, 4

Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors, 4"

$33.25
Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip
Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip

Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip

$22.99
Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing
Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

$1.99