CDC & Elk

Dutch fly tier Hans Weilenmann is the father of this intelligently simple fly.

With modifying size and colour, you end up having a box full of very effective flies. They work as dry flies as well as swung wet flies.

Hook: Dry fly hook 12 to 16

Thread: Dyneema 55

Eggsack: UNI Floss bright green

Body: CDC

Wing: Deer hair


The CDC “legs” add to the liveliness of the pattern.

Fly Tying at Skålestrømmen

Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.

The fly shown works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.

However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the  fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.

THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks
THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks