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Coachman Claka Caddis – Leroy Hyatt

This is a simple little fly, but I really like the way the wing is tied on, flat and looped. This is going to present a great sight on the fly, and perhaps allow you to tie them a little smaller and still be able to keep an eye on it. It’s a beautiful little fly and one I’ll be tying up today.

Hook: Standard Dry fly
Thread: 8/0 black
Shuck: gold z-lon
Body: Peacock herl
Wing: White z-lon, widows web, or other folded into a loop
Hackle: Coachman brown dry hackle
Thorax: chocolate brown ice dub



Leroy Hyatt – Zug Bug

Here is a classic clip from Fly Tying The Angler’s Art with Leroy Hyatt the late Dave Engerbretson. The Zug bug is a quick and simple nymph using another of my favourite materials, peacock herl. It’s a perfect choice for small lakes and ponds and I’ve used it in the past with some pretty good success. Leroy will be at the WCFFE in January in Calgary doing some demos and I can’t wait to see him tie a few flies. When I first started tying, I picked up a lot of tips from him and Dave.