I designed this emerger to be used primarily as a dropper fly off of a dry. It has been very productive for me for over a decade. It also ties well on a scud hook. I used to include partridge legs until I got the nor vise but now I find bushy dubbing works just fine and reduces a step.
Hook: Tiemco 205 BL
Tail: Partridge Fibers
Abdomen: Copper Wire
Wing Case: Turkey Tail (coated)
Step 1: Start Thread just forward of the hump and wrap back with smooth thread base
Step 2: Tie in Partridge fiber tail and wrap by forward of hump (still smooth), tie in copper wire
Step 3: Lay copper wire along top of shank and wrap all the way back and then up forward again smooth and tight
Step 4: Wrap wire tightly forward and tie off on front of hump
Step 5: Tie in tip of CDC puff (I’ve used a large CDC feather here on a large size 8 hook for instructional clarity, puffs work in the usual size 14 and smaller)
Step 6: Fold CDC back and tie down into a loop.
Step 7: Add dubbing, since I have a nor vise I use a loose touch dub technique
Step 8: finish off thorax leaving generous room for the head and wing case. Without touch dubbing you can just brush out the fibers on the thorax with a velcro tool
Step 9: Tie in turkey feather that has been treated with your choice of glue (I use water based head cement)
Step 10: Trim wing case with a “V” notch at the base of the CDC wing