Tape Wing Caddis – Oliver Edwards

I love fishing caddis flies and I’m big on the history of patterns as well. Oliver Edwards presents a wonderful account of the progression of this pattern and presents a killer caddis dry fly. The fly also employs the split thread dubbed body using the Marc Petitjean Magic Tool. Be sure to use a thread that you can split easily like UTC. Uni can be split, but is a bit more difficult. The end result is a bit of a fluffy looking caddis, but I can see how the silhouette will be quite effective on the trout streams.

Hook: size 12, 14 or 16 wide gape hook
Thread: Flat 8/0 thread you can split
Body: CDC spun in a loop with sparse dubbing
Wing: cdc dubbing and tape
Thorax: CDC spun in a loop

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2 thoughts on “Tape Wing Caddis – Oliver Edwards”

  1. i love to watch Oliver Edwards make any kind of fly pattern i watch all his vidos this one on Caddis wings is great thx

  2. What is the name of the “high tack tape”? I’d love to tie some of these but need to know the tape brand or kind. Thanks. J

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