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 Post subject: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:58 pm 
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Anybody have a request? Or ya going to let me pick another :twisted: .

Alright --- had a request for a caddis dry fly any style. Then a good follow up week would be a caddis pupa, emerger, give the dunkers a pattern.

So ya have plenty of time to do a caddis dry, lets see what we can come up with.


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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:40 pm 
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plumbob wrote:
............... give the dunkers a pattern.


I know Robert........You just didn't want Peewee to feel left out. Now he can tie a fly for the show 'n' tell, AND put it in his box to fish with. Very kind of you.

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Streamer wrote:
plumbob wrote:
............... give the dunkers a pattern.


I know Robert........You just didn't want Peewee to feel left out. Now he can tie a fly for the show 'n' tell, AND put it in his box to fish with. Very kind of you.

Streamer



:lol: :lol: Your right! Peewee talks about fishin them sinkers a lot but he sure does tie up a lot of them floaters. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:42 pm 
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wouldnt waste my time with them corks. Just tye them to use up the bad hooks. :D :D
Bob you like them wood chuck bugs so here is a little grey squirrel low rider caddis.

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:09 am 
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Had a little time on my hands this morn so I tied up three I've used. Still hard to beat a good EHC most of the time though.

#18 moose mane body/turkey primary biot wing
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#16 turkey wing slip
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#14 Theron's caddis
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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:33 pm 
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Here's a couple that work really well for me in the little waters around here as well as the DH's.

Tyvek Tent Wing
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Dryer Sheet Caddis
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EHC and smallish Caddis Colored Kaufman Stimulator work well also.

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:56 pm 
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I was looking through a pattern book and man there are a load of caddis patterns.
My favorite is just the plain elk hair caddis but have had good luck with the Henryville special on Slough creek in yellowstone. A good pattern by itself and for holding a dropper is the Goddard caddis.

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:44 pm 
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Last bug of the night. Curious to see how it will float with the relatively heavy wing, hoping for upright. Also, undecided about the hackle selection. Image

Edited a few days later to add a more recent bug. I tried to get my tie in point a little farther back but I feel like a moth being drawn to that eye like it was some sort of bright light -- no matter how hard I try, I always end up too close. Any other thoughts and comments appreciated.

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My purpose with this particular (admittedly traditional) design is to get a fly that floats well on blue-line plunge pools coming out of the turbulence and that is visible in relatively low-light conditions. I would tie it differently for other conditions and/or try some other variations. Looking forward to playing with the chuck caddis design.


Last edited by Christensen on Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:53 am, edited 5 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:44 pm 
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Windknotter:

I'm a bit baffled regarding the tying steps to your fly in the bottom photo.

Was the hackle wrapped around an elk hair post and then the post pulled back and tied down to form the wing???

And what is the body material? Was it twisted and then wrapped around the shank?

It's a cool fly...thanks for posting it.

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:28 am 
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Don't wanna sound full of myself (or it for that matter) but since you asked I'll happily oblige ya.
Here's a link to a tutorial:
Theron's Caddis
I now will clip a "V" in the hackle fibers immediately behind the post. Makes tying the wing down a little easier without trapping a bunch of hackle. The abdomen on the caddis in the earlier post was twisted darlon (kinda like zlon). Twisted poly yarn works great but I didn't have any olive handy :) .
Here's an october caddis version, dunno if it works, new and never been fished:
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Hope it works for you.

Christensen,
I tie all my EHCs with a fine gold wire rib. It's worth the bit of added weight to me so I my hackle doesn't go "slinky" after a couple of fish. You can fish a ribbed fly like that to absolute tatters. A little combed out poly yarn also works great for an indicator over wing.
Your bugs are looking great friend.
WK


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