Tag Archives: caddis

Iris Caddis (Craig Mathews) by In The Riffle

This is a handy little caddis pupa pattern that is ideal for fishing those small creeks. I personally like to fish this type of pattern near the end of the day just before twilight and through til dusk. The Iris Caddis can be tied in several different color combinations including tan, olive and amber variations.

Iris Caddis Fly Pattern recipe

Hook: #14-18 Daiichi 1550 or 1560
Thread: Tan Veevus 12/0
Tail: Caddis Tan Z-Lon
Body: Natural Light Hare’s Ear Dubbing
Wing: White Z-Lon
Head: Natural Light Hare’s Ear Dubbing

Sources

Youtube Channel: In The Riffle
Facebook: InTheRiffle
Instagram: InTheRiffle
Website: intheriffle.com

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Egan’s GTI Caddis from Lance Egan FlyFishFood

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

Sources

Youtube Channel: Fly Fish Food
Facebook: FlyFishFood
Instagram: flyfishfood
Website: FlyFishFood.com

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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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