This heavily weighted caddis fly will make a good fly pattern to use as a point or anchor fly. The caddis includes a “wingcase” which sets it apart from the usual caddis. The tail is a simple nub of peacock herl, but I love the addition and think it will help attract a few more fish. The double ribbing (standard and reverse wrapped) will really help with the durability of the fly as well. Lance has a ton of subtle tying tips included in the video, so take notes, this will help to improve your own fly tying skills.
Blue Winged Olive Soft Hackle Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Hanak 300 #12
Bead: 3mm tungsten gold
Weight: Lead 0.015 10-15 wraps
Thread: 70D UTC Olive
Tail: 2 peacock herls
Rib: 6x tippet mono & olive crystal flash
Body: Haretron olive dubbing
Thorax: Peacock dubbing
Wingcase: Scud back Summer duck
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This little size 18 Blood Midge use a small cross stitch bead for the head, and just a little weight to get the fly sinking into the water column. You can find the beads in craft stores, in a huge variety of colors, but be aware that they are breakable if you happen to hit the fly onto a hard surface.The curved scud hook, such as a C49S is used to give the fly the appearance of it swimming, and for blood worms and chironomids, these curved hooks are my own goto. It’s a great little fly for stillwater fishing, you can fish it with a dry fly line with a long leader, either with or with out a strike indicator.
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Blood Midge Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Size 18 curved scud / caddis
Head: Small petite cross stitching bead
Rib: XS red midge wire
Thorax: peacock herl
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Filmed at the 2010 FFF Southeast Conclave at Unicoi State Park, GA. Oscar Feliu twists up 3 flies to use for larva, pupa and adult stages of the caddis.
Part 1 Larva
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