Instructions: CDC Cripple
Tying Instructions: Callibaetis CDC Cripple
1. Attach the thread at the 3/4 position and lay a foundation to the bend of the hook. Tie in 4-8 Woodduck Flank Fibers. The length is the same as the hook shank. Wrap the butt ends back to the 3/4 position.
Step One
2. Wrap the thread back to the tail tie-in position. Attach some sparse amounts of Olive Z-lon. The length should be about half of the Woodduck fibers. By applying only 1 or 2 wraps, you can pull on the tag ends to adjust length. Secure with some tight wraps and wrap the tag ends back to the 3/4 position.
Step Two
3. Dub the Gray Hare's Ear to the thread by twisting the material around the thread. Lock a few fibers to the shank with one wrap and twist the material for a tighter dubbing.
Step Three
4. Wrap the dubbing forward with a tapered abdomen to the 3/4 position.
Step Four
5. Add a couple of wraps of the Tan Rabbit dubbing prior to attaching the CDC feather. . Step Five
6. Put 2 CDC feathers together with their tips even. Attach the feathers to the top of the shank in front of the abdomen. Adjust the CDC feather so that it does not exceed the base of the tail. The adjustment is by pulling the CDC stem that hangs over the eye until the proper length is achieved. Secure with some thread wraps. Step Six
7. Add some sparse Brown Z-lon to each side of the CDC wing.
Step Seven
8. Apply some addtional tan rabbit dubbing to the thread. Step Eight
9. Wrap the Tan dubbing for a thorax. Secure with thread wraps behind the eye which also forms a head to the fly. Whip Finish. Step Nine

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