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CDC Bubble Caddis Adult – Davie McPhail

More from one of my favorite tyers of late. Here is a concept brought to the mainstream by Gary Lafontaine years ago. I love working with CDC and tying caddis dries, so this is a perfect pattern for my dry fly box. I’ve bee tying and fishing quite a few CDC and elks lately with great success, but this is something I’m eager to try out.



Hot Wired Royalty

I found this sweet pattern via the Fly Fishing The Ozarks Blog. The Hot Wired Prince is a hybrid of the classic Prince nymph and the Copper John. This looks like a great fast sinking nymph, and when coupled with a tungsten bead, it’s going sink like a stone.

Hot Wired Prince Nymphs

Hook: Mustad 3906
Thread: 8/0 olive dun
Bead: Copper brass or tungsten
Tail: 2 Brown goose biots
Body: contrasting colors of soft wire
Thorax: Peacock herl
Hackle: Brown hackle
Wings: White goose biots



I’ve been fooling around with a few of these flies. They are dead simple to tie and at this time of the year they seem to be working great. I had a few takers on this one today. I’m not sure why I didn’t tie these before now, but it look like they found a home in my dry fly box.


Sulfurs look promising as well tied up by Steve Williams hosted on Hans Page.


Hook: #14 Dry
Thread: 6/0 Match body color
Tail: guard hair – mink
Body: sulfur yellow dubbing
Wing: Light colored deer hair