CDC & Elk
Beginners, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying

CDC & Elk

This pattern is one to have in your fly box for either Trout or grayling. It can be effective on both rivers and lakes.


  • Hook – Ahrex FW 503, size 16
  • Silk – Semperfli Nano Silk, 18/0 (30D)
  • Body – CDC feather (colour optional)
  • Wing – X-Caddis deer hair

To watch how to tie this fly simply click on the screen below


The Gwent Angling Society is a progressive, conservation-minded club offering fishing on six beats on the River Usk, two on the River Wye, the Sirhowy river and Afon Llynfi (Powys), and the wonderful Talybont Reservoir. Our waters can be viewed here. If you are interested in joining us or have any queries, simply contact our Membership Secretary.