Cedar Interest, so here's a repost: Cedar CDC Stone

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jim Speaker, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    I posted this about 4 years ago when I still lived down there and fished the Cedar all the time. This fly evolved over a couple seasons. It sinks like a rock, which is a damn good thing in the Cedar where you want to get deep fast to be able to drop into steep holes and so forth. One of the key things about it is emphasis on only the reddish fibers from a pheasant tail - much aquarium net bug catching on the cedar led me to believe that the rusty color was a good thing. Anyways, this fly works like a charm deep nymphing the Cedar and is one of the first flies I tie on in any decent size river e.g. Yak, Big Hole, Rock Creek, etc.

    The original photos were lost, so I tied this one tonight and put the images back into their original location on one of my servers so the original post is also repaired now. Uh yeah anyway:

    Cedar CDC Stone
    Tiemco 3761BL #10
    Tail: Pheasant Tail (reddish fibers only)
    Rib: Medium (Amber) Copper Wire wound fairly tight, just enough space to barely expose underbody
    -- tie in the tab-end of wire on the side of the hook up to the thorax to get the foundation for some threadwraps to form a widened, fairly uniform stonefly body
    Body: Pheasant Tail (reddish fibers only)
    Wingcase: Wide Black Holographic Tinsel
    Thorax: Peacock Ice Dub
    Legs: Dark(est) Gray CDC Puffs
    Head: (Amber) Copper Bead

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    Cheers
  2. WA-Fly Active Member

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    Excellent nymph looks great I am actually planning to fish the cedar later this month
  3. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Used this fly on Saturday fishing the Duckabush. I could not keep fish off of it. Best fish of the day was probably about 12 inches, maybe a bit more. Put up a nice little fight, either way. Caught several more in the 8-10 inch range.

    Anyway, just wanted to give it props. A great fly and lots of fun to fish. Fished it deep under an indicator through various runs and pocket water and it just slayed 'em.

    so much fun.

    jason
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  4. Jim Speaker Active Member

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  5. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I tried to put a little bug in Jerry's ear about having something like this on this web site. Showing how to ties flies up. Step by step. But I never heard back from him.

    This is a great tool on flies out of the ordinary.
  6. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Just a bump since its that time of year, and a new crop of Cedar noobies are posting threads.
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  7. Oldmedallion Member

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    How do I get some of these flies? I need of so etching that sinks very quick
  8. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    You tie them :)
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  9. Golden Trout Active Member

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    Nice looking fly. The tiemco 3761BL is only a 1X long. Are you sure you are representing a stone fly? I am by no means arguing with your success and the fly's ability to sink deep into desirable pools. Just wondering if it represents something other than a stone fly?????
  10. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    There has been some suggestion that these may be representing green drake nymph but it could also just be brown and buggy and heavy with some swim to it. A hares ear doesn't really represent anything in particular and it catches a ton of fish, and so does this tie!

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G
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  11. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Gary is right on the money.

    That was just the name I gave it way back when.

    More recently I posted a photo in Entomology that Taxon identified as Drunella Grandis, Western Green Drake. This fly is a match for the rust coloration and the size.

    But, I named it that years ago, so I'm stickin with it. :)
  12. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Nice fly, Jim. Don't let that cat piss on the materials!:eek:
  13. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Lol. F'ing cat. Btw, told my neighbors about its liking for my garage and its officially an indoor cat.
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  14. montana_sam Member

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    Purple Royal wolf nymph!
  15. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Call it whateverrrrr ya want. Fish call it breakfast, lunch and dinner. :)
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  16. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    Ummmm.....maybe I'm misunderstanding your post, OMJ, but what about the SBS and Patterns sections of the Fly Tying section of this site?

    Or are you referring to something else?? :scratches head:
  17. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    This thread was bumped up from a year ago, at that time, there may not have been an SBS subforum.
  18. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    Duh! I shoulda looked at the posting date!

    You're probably right, Gary!
  19. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Yeah, pretty sure it was created after OMJ prompted Jerry. I think...

    So yeah, props to the Old Jim!
  20. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    This is an old thread. How to tie flies is up and running.

    Somebody took the bait. Now you can all learn how to tie flies.