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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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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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