Tied in a range of styles and with different materials, this fly has a hugely buggy appearance and suggests that struggling and vulnerable stage as a fly makes the change from nymph to dun.
I like to tie the tips long and allow them to project over the eye, giving an even busier profile. In conjunction with the wing, this makes a fantastic footprint.
Whilst a range of materials are possible, of which I will discuss more soon, this tutorial uses the following:
Hook: Partridge 15BN #18
Thread: 10/0 Powersilk, olive
Abdomen: Turkey Biot
Trailing wing: Lemon Woodduck barbs
Looped Wing: Natural CDC
For more information on biots, follow the link:
'Tying with Turkey Biots'
Variations on the theme:
A CDC Loop Emerger without the trailing wing. This is tied on a #17 hook.
A CDC Loop Emerger with a Porcupine Quill body
One with a copper tinsel tag: