Here is the fly pattern sheet for Harrop’s CDC Ant.

Harrop's CDC Ant - Black |
Harrop's CDC Ant - Cinnamon |
Hook:TMC 206BL #16
Thread:8/0 black or brown
Abdomen:Black or cinnamon dubbing
Wing:2 CDC feathers – dun or tan
Hackle:Black or brown
Thorax:Black or cinnamon dubbing


  1. Start thread on hook and advance to barb.
  2. Start dubbing abdomen backwards around hook curve then forward to hook point.
  3. Tie on CDC with 2 loose wraps. Pull CDC to length. Tighten up with 2 or 3 more wraps.
  4. Tie on hackle but don’t wrap until after next step.
  5. Dub remaining abdomen and bring thread back to hackle tie-in.
  6. Wrap hackle 3 – 5 turns and tie off.
  7. Whip finish.

Note: Lately, I’ve been using Blue Ribbon Flies Midge Black dubbing and Rene’ Harrop’s Professional Dubbing – Rusty Spinner from Trouthunter for the abdomen of the Harrop’s CDC Ant..

If you’d like more information on CDC, check out my blog – Use Fly Patterns with CDC Feathers

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.