Hook: Hanak BL100 or BL130 size #20
Thread: Griffiths 14/0 Black
Material:Peacock herl and small black CDC feather
Start with black thread wrapped sparsely down to hook bend.
Tie in CDC feather by tip after stroking barbs back.
Tie in herl, and move thread to front with sparse turns.
Grab the CDC stem and peacock herl with hackle pliers and give a few twists to make a loose rope. Wind forward onto hook, stroking CDC barbs back so they are not trapped.
Tie off well behind eye, trim and whip finish.
The threads were put in sparse so there is less material to absorb water, and no head cement is used to cut down on weight.
this fly can also be tied dubbing brush style after laying down the herl, using a magic tool to prepare the CDC. Especially if you want shorter CDC.