CDC Midge pupa fly tied by Barry Ord Clarke

CDC Midge pupa

This standard yet effective CDC midge pupa can be tied in various colour combinations and sizes. Red, grey and brown being some of the other favorites.

The larger sizes are best fished static on still waters and if you omit the tail and tie it in 18-22 sizes, its really effective on smaller fast flowing streams.

Don’t underestimate this pattern, it’s a fish catcher…

CDC Midge pupa fly pattern

  • Hook: Mustad Heritage R30 AP # 16 -22
  • Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 Olive
  • Tail: White CDC
  • Rib: Super fine copper wire
  • Body: Tying thread
  • Thorax: Fine peacock herl
  • Wing case: White CDC

How to tie CDC Midge pupa fly

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