Tie in two microfibbet tails ( I used coq de leon) on top of the hook, then using the tag end of thread, bring it forward between the tails to splay them. Secure the thread and then wind your thread forward.
Take a CdC feather and trim off the top as shown .
Lay the feather (tips forward) on top of the hook where the thread ends and make two turns.
Keeping tension on the thread, pull the feather back until you feel the stem pass under the thread.
Trim the feather again or use a new feather, and repeat the process, but leave some 'trim' behind when you cut. In this fly I have used two different shades of grey.
You will now have a bunch of feathers facing forward. Bring your thread forward, hold the feathers back and make ahead that pushes the feathers back as shown.
For more detail of the process and a video, refer to Tim's eBook.
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Tim Rolston's CdC Spun Dun
This pattern was taken from Tim Rolston's new eBook ' Guide Flies'. Its a very quick and simple way to produce a spun dun and the variations are endless.
It has been slightly differnt to his, but I have never been one to follow a recipe exactly, and am used to using what materials are at hand.
Start with a dry fly hook and lay on a body of thread in the colour of your choice. (Always leave a gap behind the eye) Leave the tag end without trimming it.