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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:51 pm 
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Brown Trout

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Here's a Henryville- Olive floss for body, ribbed with Griz hackle, then topped with wood duck.

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:04 pm 
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Here is a really simple and effective caddis pattern that I've been tying for about 15 years.
This is the profile look:

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Overhead:

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The fishes' point of view:

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The hook is a size 12 standard dry fly.
The thread is 6/0 Hot Orange.
The abdomen is brown/orange/gold hand-blended poly dubbing, with a small ball of gray/brown rabbit fur dubbed as the thorax.
The wing, head, and "hackle" is simply a cleaned stack of orange deer belly hair (NOT bucktail, Riverboy :D ) that's tied tips over the eye, butts trimmed to shape the wing, and tips spread outrigger style,and lashed with figure 8 wraps to hold the tips out. Head is thread.

These things float forever, and can be tied in a myriad of color combinations. This one's an October Caddis, but they work great in grey, tan, & cinnamon, and smaller ones are terrific in black.

I love me some caddisflies!
Yer Pal,
Streamer

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:12 pm 
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Just for giggles, I tied a secret caddis pattern that JT showed me last year. Of course, I tied it much neater than he does. :mrgreen:

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Should be hearing the rumbles from Bear Ridge any second now.

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:22 am 
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Thank's WK...

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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:05 pm 
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Location: Charlotte
windknotter wrote:
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


Thanks for the encouragement and the pm with suggestions -- very much appreciated. (Thanks to others, as well). The wire rib makes sense, especially once I get a few that are worth keeping on the line for awhile. At the moment, I am filling up the box with a few years' worth of flies even if I change after every fish.

Probably for no good reason (although I hear they skitter better), I like my hackle pointing forward. Any thoughts on the merits of that concern and/or ways to achieve the goal while using wire?


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 Post subject: Re: Show & Tell 5 Caddis dry fly
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:31 pm 
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OOps...I'm a week late!! :o my camera battery was dead while I was out on the road last weekend....but here it is anyway....the casanova caddis....

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I tried to get a silhouette ....

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hook: standard dry
body: mixture of rusty orange rabbit and orange deer hair
wing: MFC wing material colored rusty orange
eyes: burnt mono
antenna: deer hair
head:rusty orange rabbit

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