Fly Tying with Ryan – Body Glass Caddis
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This super simple fly has been a moneymaker in the Black Hills this last season. The chartreuse and black version works great, but you can tie this pattern in any variety of color combinations. Great weight fly or point fly on a Czech nymph rig. Super durable and easy tie!
How to Tie a Jigged Green Caddis
In this video, Greg ties a very simple yet effective Jigged Green Caddis fly, which could be used in freshwater fisheries throughout the world. Any trout fisherman should have a selection of caddis nymphs available in their fly box. He recommends tying it in sizes 14-18 with a 60° bend jig hook and a slotted tungsten bead in variations of chartreuse, green, and olive.
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On first glance, I thought this pattern to be a caddis pupa. I love the look of this fly when it gets wet, the UV blurring any hard lines and presenting a natural prey item. Interestingly enough though, Ralph ties and fishes this pattern as a chironomid in the same way he would a Sno-cone. The red flat waxed nylon thread place under the white UV dubbing gives this fly a beautiful pinkish glow, and while it looks a little bulky when it’s dry, under water the fly becomes skinnier and takes on a UV aura.
UV Pink – Click for more pictures and information on this pattern from Ralph’s Fly Box.
UV Pink Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Orvis beadhead #14 – #18
Thread: 8/0 white Uni-thread
Bead: Gold tungsten bead
Rib: Fine gold wire
Underbody: Red FWN thread
Abdomen: White UV dubbing
Thorax: Peacock herl
Be sure to check out this and other videos on Ralph Long’s Youtube page and check out his blog at Ralph’s Fly Box.