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#1 wilcara

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 12:20 AM

I got a pack of CDC oiler puffs in a package of tying materials I ordered by mail order. I have used CDC quite a bit on various flies, but these "puffs" are quite different to what I am used to. What flies do you guys use these "puffs" for? I got a natural grey colour. Your thoughts will be appreciated. smile.gif
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#2 Graham

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 01:04 AM

Hi Wilcara,
When the air is thick with midges and no-see-um's I put them in my nose and ears.
Just kidding. I would think they would work well for imerger's, or maybe a suspended black, gold ribbed, midge body hanging below a floating grey puff?
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Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:26 AM

I trap them in a dubbing loop and wind a "thorax" under my parachute post on my Caddis Emerger that I tie. It traps lots of little air bubbles and catches fish!

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:56 AM


I think they're great for emerger wings. I also will use them for under-wings on EHC.

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 09:47 AM

Graham, I really do hope you're joking. Using feathers greased with the secretions from the anus glands of a duck kinda grosses me out. ohmy.gif tongue.gif

#6 wilcara

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 09:29 PM

Thanks guys. (Good one Graham!) I figured they would be exxcellent to suspend a midge or emerger under. Just never seen them before, and thought you fellars might have had something really special in mind.

Sawcat - you have a pic of one of those mate?
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 06:48 AM

Use them for the wing on RS2's!