This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Stalcup’s CDC Emerging Dun – Green Drake.

CDC Emerging Dun - Green Drake |

Stalcup’s CDC Emerging Dun – Green Drake is another example of Shane’s creative mind. In this fly, he combines a goose biot for the body and CDC as the wing just beginning to emerge from the nymphal shuck.

Here is a better view from the top.

CDC Emerging Dun - Green Drake - Top View |

The following image is of a mayfly nymph beginning to hatch out of its nymphal shuck, which is the exact state the fly imitates.

Mayfly Adult Hatching |

I shared this short YouTube video in this week’s post of the mayfly escaping from the shuck.

Many of his fly patterns are tied with biots for bodies, and this is no exception.

The fly pattern and many others can be found in his book Mayflies “Top to Bottom” (2002). Here is an Amazon link to Shane’s book:

Unfortunately, Shane passed away prematurely in 2011 at the age of 48.

Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!

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