Easy dry flys to tie

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  1. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    That looks like an easy one, but what's a CDC feather???
     
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    The Crackleback. It's just a dubbed body, two strands of peacock herl over the back, and hackle palmered over all that. All you have to do is choose the color of the dubbing. The thing is, having a rotary vise can make all the difference in the world when it comes to palmering hackle.

    Tying this fly will give you a lot of practice leading up to making an elk hair caddis.
     
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    "CDC feather???"......Cul de Canard
     
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    feather of the butt. those french!
     
  7. pintsize

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    Easiest Dry flies to tie have got to be either the Griffiths Gnat or Gray Ugly.

    Griffiths Gnat - Peacock Herl Body and a grizzle hackle palmered
    http://www.diptera.co.uk/patterns/g/griffiths_gnat.html

    Gray Ugly - Peacock Herl Body and a grizzle hackle at either end.
    http://www.diptera.co.uk/patterns/g/gray_ugly.html

    Both are great searching flies.

    I've created a step by step for the Griffith's Gnat for anyone who needs it. All photo's

    Tying instructions for the Griffith's Gnat

    Materials :-

    Hook - Dry Fly
    Body - Peacock Herl
    Hackle - Grizzle
     
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    Yep, the Gnat is an easy one, it's basically a micro Wooly Worm---but it doesn't teach you how to do a lot of the hard stuff that you need to learn to tie dries, like wings and such.
     
  9. iagree 100% Great for beginners. It's important to start with the first fly in it and work your way up. Don't feel bad about having to tie any pattern on there. I have caught quite a few fish on all of them. The basic dry fly pattern is a good primer for almost all dries. I still use the (I think he called it a tiny or ez nymph) frequently. Only i switched regular phesant tail feathers for peacock wing feathers and got better results.

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/beginners/
     
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    Hey Swandazi, try either a size 12 or 14 Griffith's Gnat. . . . . .
     
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