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
Glo-Brite Floss
Glo-Brite Floss

Glo-Brite Floss

$3.50
Para Post Wing Material
Para Post Wing Material

Para Post Wing Material

$3.50
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

$5.85
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
TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, Black Nickel
TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, Black Nickel

TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, Black Nickel

$5.99
Daiichi 1110 - Wide Gape Dry Fly Hook
Daiichi 1110 - Wide Gape Dry Fly Hook

Daiichi 1110 - Wide Gape Dry Fly Hook

$5.85
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
TMC 101 Dry Fly Hook
TMC 101 Dry Fly Hook

TMC 101 Dry Fly Hook

$24.60
Daiichi 1182 - Low Vis Dry Fly Hook
Daiichi 1182 - Low Vis Dry Fly Hook

Daiichi 1182 - Low Vis Dry Fly Hook

$6.25
TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, 100 Pack Black Nickel
TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, 100 Pack Black Nickel

TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, 100 Pack Black Nickel

$19.99
TMC Tiemco 9300 Dry & Wet Hook
TMC Tiemco 9300 Dry & Wet Hook

TMC Tiemco 9300 Dry & Wet Hook

$7.75
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
TMC Tiemco 102Y Dry Hook
TMC Tiemco 102Y Dry Hook

TMC Tiemco 102Y Dry Hook

$8.25
Umpqua U002 Dry Fly Hook - 50 pack
Umpqua U002 Dry Fly Hook - 50 pack

Umpqua U002 Dry Fly Hook - 50 pack

$5.95
Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip
Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip

Renzetti Standard Bobbin - Ruby Tip

$22.99