Korn's CDC Spent-wing Parachute Caddis

Korn's CDC Spent-wing Parachute Caddis ~ tied and photographed by Doug Korn

This parachute caddis fly is a variation of the Korn's CDC Spent-wing Caddis, seen here:

It makes a nice lead fly for the above standard CDC Spent-wing as that fly is not easy to see on the water... With the parachute this fly is easy to see and floats like a dream.

Hook: MFC 7000 #14
Thread: Uni-8/0 Camel
Body: tan type #1* CDC feather wrapped forward.
Wing: 2 hen pheasant feathers tied flat, with a small drop of head cement spread on top.
Post: white CDC type #3* puff feather on top of shank, fold in half and post up.
Hackle: one natural colored type #1 or  #4* CDC feather using the Marc Petitjean Magic Tool. 
Complete fly by trimming the post and the underside of the fly flat.

*as per CDC feather chart by Hans Weilenmann


  1. Beautiful! And the bottom view especially is super buggy! Nice!

  2. Thanks Erin.... keep an eye out on Fly Anglers On Line..... they are going to use my CDC Spent-wing Caddis as "The Fly Of The Week" sometime soon. I've submitted step-by-steps for both the Spent-wing Caddis and the Parachute variation you see here...

    Enjoy them...


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