the CDC Bubble Sedge

cdc bubble sedge d. mcphail
here’s a fine example of a must-have trout fly. just like Frank Sawyer’s Pheasant Tail Nymph, in the sense that the basic design is just about the only style of nymph one would ever need, the CDC Bubble Sedge has everything an adult caddis imitation should have: shape, colour, proportions, a sense of transparency, buoyant in just the right way and lively, life-resembling materials all with the added bonus of being simple to tie.
just like the PTN, tie these in different sizes and eventually in different colour tones with maybe a touch of green or orange at the butt to imitate the female’s egg sack to match the local bugs and you can’t go wrong. enjoy !

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