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 PetitjeanMagic 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
I got to play around with this bobbin a few months ago and really liked the features it offered. The tension and threading ease is wonderful for someone like me who seems to break a lot of thread. You can basically thread this bobbin with your eyes closed it’s so easy. I like Marc’s products. He has a unique approach to fly tying and has some incredible ingenuity. Oh, and the built in dubbing loop feature, genius.
I’ve watched Marc tie on a couple of occasions and have always been impressed with the speed and purposefulness of each wrap. This video shows a couple of great little tricks that he uses including the split thread dubbing, wrapped CDC body and the use of the Magic Tool.