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A.K. Best – Spent Caddis

AK is one of the tyer’s I first looked up to back when I started tying flies. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to tying flies on a commercial basis and his tip have saved many hours on the vise. This video is of AK tying up a spent caddis pattern. The video is part of a DVD series available on a pick your own pattern format. Just choose the patterns you want on your DVD and have it custom made. Great idea, but pricey to buy at 4.95 each. Enjoy this one on the house. the production of the fly is great, and I hope that the company can come up with more great patterns and perhaps a break on the price.



Battling the Shack Nasties

Ya, it getting very close to that time of the year when I start regrowing the grizzly beard, let the fingernails grow out, start mumbling about tandem rigging, buy a schload of books and start dreaming about casting to a mirror finished pool for trout. I feel the shack nasties coming on.

So does my buddy Scratch, and he’s been putting his pent up energy to good use. He has the shack nasties as well. Anyhow, here is a nice little caddis pattern he’s been tying up. It similar to a pattern I was using last year to fish for sunfish, but these little gems look like they will be perfect to hunt down a mess of Arctic Grayling.


LSR BBC (Little Smokey River Bottom Bouncing Caddis)
Hook: Size 8-12 Caddis
Bead: Oversize Gold or Silver
Under body: 12-15 turns of .015 lead or lead substitute
Thread: Olive 6/0
Body: Pale teal synthetic antron dubbing
Thorax: Olive (Synthetic or natural) Seal fur
Whip finish 🙂