Category Archives: Grayling Fly

Bubble Wing Caenis tied by Davie McPhail

This little CDC Bubble Wing Caenis tied by Davie is a magical little dry/emerger fly pattern. The bubble wing is constructed with loops of CDC and this pattern will really float high. The Canis is tied using high contrasting white and natural gray CDC which should help keep it visible in a variety of lighting conditions. This style looks promising, and I’ll be tying a few versions for this week’s trout opener.

Bubble Wing Caenis fly pattern recipe

Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 16
Thread: White Giorgio Beneccchi
Tail: Light Speckled Coq de Leon Fibres
Body: White CDC Feather
Wing: Two Natural Grey CDC Feathers
Thorax: White CDC Dubbing

Sources

Youtube Channel: Davie McPhail
Youtube Video: Bubble Wing Caenis Fly pattern

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Royal Coachman – InTheRiffle

Thinking back many years to one of the first lessons I ever took on the subject of fly tying, the Royal Coachman was likely the 3rd or 4th fly pattern I had ever tied. It’s a classic by all standards, and a suitable model of homing the skills of tying Catskill dry flies. The shimmering green peacock body interrupted by the regal strip of red is some often ported to other patterns in hopes of stumbling on the next great fish getter. The pattern has stood the crippling tests of time and still remains a staple in many flyboxes in pursuit of trout, grayling and panfish. For more information and material sources check out intheriffle.com/royal-coachman-dry/

Via: In The Riffle on Youtube

Hook: #10-18 Tiemco 100
Thread: Black UTC 70
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Body: Peacock herl
Tag: Red UNI-Floss
Hackle: Coachman brown dry fly hackle (neck or saddle)
Wing: White goose shoulder strip
Head: Black

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Z-Wing Caddis Pupa – Barrett Christiansen

It’s still a week until I can fish the waters I really want to hit, and this little caddis is perfect for my favorite little creeks. I’ll be tying a couple to try out in some smaller #16 – #20.

Hook: TMC 2457 #12-18
Bead: Copper tungsten
Thread: Olive 8/0
Body: STS trilobal Dubbing caddis green
Rib: Ultra wire Brassie chartreuse
Carapace: Cinnamon turkey coated with softex
Wing Buds: Dun Z-lon
Collar: Caddis green ice dub
Head: Peacock herl

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