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Petitjean CDC book giveaway

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I will be giving away one of the Petitjean CDC books to a lucky subscriber.

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This monumental book gathers on more than 40 years of fly-tying, innovation and a passion for fly-fishing. In this his legacy, Marc reveals some of his secrets about CDC’s unique properties, his concepts in designing flies and, last but not least,  all his original patterns and a series of brand new, easy-to-tie patterns, all photographed step by step.

Author Marc Petitjean

Photography Barry Ord Clarke

500 pages

3000 photographs

2.5 kilo’s of CDC techniques & patterns

All you have to do is subscribe to my blog & share this post. I will get my wife to pick the lucky winner from my subscribers in 5 days on Sunday  20th January 2019. I will post the name of the winner at 18.00 hrs on Sunday.

The book is packed and ready to post, all I need is the address of the winner.

Good luck!

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Beautiful Buggers

After many questions regarding this modern classic, here it is again, a tutorial for tying better buggers.

Quill body buzzer

A quick early season midge larvae, that with a little change in colour and size, is a good generic pattern for most buzzers.

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Tying extended mayfly bodies

 

A simple but realistic extended body technique, that will give any mayfly dun or spinner pattern that little extra.

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Jelly bean scud

The Willy Wonker of Gammarus patterns. A great looking scud pattern that is not only extremely easy to tie, but also a deadly pattern for both fresh and salt water.

Hook: Mustad C49S # 6-14

Tying thread: Dyneema

Rib: Fluorescent orange tying thread

Legs: Vanilla ostrich herl

Shell back: UV resin

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Foam mayfly emerger

A simple emerger for those larger mayflies that will float all day long!

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CDC Elk hair caddis

 

Don’t let this quick and simple pattern deceive you, this is a great pattern that should have a place in every fly box.

Hook: Mustad R30 # 8-16

Tying thread: Olive Body:

Two CDC hackles

Wing: Bleached or light coloured elk hair

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Parachute zebra midge

A Zebra midge variant that is an unusual parachute pattern, as it has a plastic glass bubble bead head. If you have fished with the zebra midge you’ll know just how effective it is, so give this a go , you’ll be surprised.

Hook: Mustad C49S # 12-16

Bead: Pearlescent plastic

Tying thread: Black sheer 14/0

Rib: UTC Ultra wire white

Post: Para post & wing white

Thorax: Peacock herl

Hackle: Grizzle

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Mixed wing Comparadun

This is a simple mixed wing comparadun that has a really nice effect. With a turkey biot body and a little UV sparkle mixed with the CDC and lemon wood duck in the wing.

 

Hook: Mustad R30 # 12

Thread: Yellow

Wing: Lemon wood duck, CDC and UV enhancer

Tail: Coq de Leon

Body: Olive turkey biot

Thorax: Olive CDC dubbing

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Magic tool tutorial

 

Heres a little tutorial showing how to use Marc Petitjean’s Magic Tool. Everything from a single CDC hackle to mixing deer hair and CDC for special techniques.

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