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
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
This is an amazing looking pattern from Flymage Magazine. The camera work is nice, but it would be great to be able to get in a bit tighter to see more detail of the fly. Looking forward to seeing more.
FLYMAGE. FLY TYING 5 from Flymage Magazine on Vimeo.