Battling the Shack Nasties

Ya, it getting very close to that time of the year when I start regrowing the grizzly beard, let the fingernails grow out, start mumbling about tandem rigging, buy a schload of books and start dreaming about casting to a mirror finished pool for trout. I feel the shack nasties coming on.

So does my buddy Scratch, and he’s been putting his pent up energy to good use. He has the shack nasties as well. Anyhow, here is a nice little caddis pattern he’s been tying up. It similar to a pattern I was using last year to fish for sunfish, but these little gems look like they will be perfect to hunt down a mess of Arctic Grayling.


LSR BBC (Little Smokey River Bottom Bouncing Caddis)
Hook: Size 8-12 Caddis
Bead: Oversize Gold or Silver
Under body: 12-15 turns of .015 lead or lead substitute
Thread: Olive 6/0
Body: Pale teal synthetic antron dubbing
Thorax: Olive (Synthetic or natural) Seal fur
Whip finish 🙂


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