P.O. Box 1181, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1181

Dubuque Fly Fishers


The "F Fly"

Type: Wet

Tyer:Kate Lodge

Hook: Small dry fly hook

Thread: To match body

Body/Wing: Smallest CDC puffs you can find

Color: My go to color for thread and CDC puffs is black, though a do carry a few other colors

Note: What does the "F" stand for? Maybe Fish, Functional, Far-Out, Fantasticd, whatever you wish

CDC seems to be intended for dry flies. However, under water the do trap small bubbles of air that seem to give them extra life and attract fish

I fish this fly as the second fly trailing a small elk hair fly or Rainbow Warrior and a bit of weight. In rivers and streams where there are pocket waters, the weight allows the flies not not only get down where the fish are but to also stay in the pool longer to allow for more hookups.

I've had a lot of fun and success with this fly on Colorado streams and also Driftless streams.

Hackle: Grizzly