STEP 1 : Catch in some fluo orange floss..
STEP 2 : Create an orange butt by winding the orange floss. Be careful not to catch the floss on the hook point, this tends to cause the floss to fray.
STEP 3 : Now catch in some fine silver wire and trim the excess floss.
STEP 4 : Dub some black seals fur or hares ear fur. ( I personally prefer a mix of squirrel and hare)
STEP 5 : Wind the dubbing up the hookshank to create a slightly tapered body. Stop about 1/3 the length of the hookshank from the eye. This is where the thorax and CDC feathers will be tied in..
STEP 6 : Wind the wire over the dubbing to create a rib and secure.
STEP 7 : Take 5-6 CDC feathers and line their ends up so they look even. (For smaller flies , less feathers are required)
STEP 8 : Catch in the CDC feathers, its trial and error getting the length correct but I usually gauge it that the CDC feathers should be the roughly the length of the hookshank..
STEP 9 : Secure the CDC feathers and trim the waste, now dub some more black seals fur or hares ear fur onto the thread.
STEP 10 : WInd the dubbing on to create a thorax, I tend to pick out the thorax fibres now with a dubbing needle.
STEP 11 : Pull the CDC Feathers forward and perform two wraps of thread over the feathers just in front of the eye.
STEP 12 : To finish the fly I tend now to whip finish the thread this time underneath the CDC feathers and around the hookshank just before the eye, this tends to straighten the feathers in a horizontal plane. Now varnish the thread.