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This post  includes additional Caddis Cripples, Emergers and Adults to fill up the slots in this Wheatley Fly Box. There are a good number of these patterns done in Gray because it is a color that works well in the Eastern Sierras and in other locations as well…like here, where Michael is fishing on the Stillwater River in Montana…

MOO STILLWATER

Michael on the Stillwater just below Cliff Swallow…

CADDIS BOX (WHEATLEY) INT

Caddis Box Completed…

CADDIS BOX (EXTERIOR) WHEATLEY

EXTERIOR…

WINSTON WT ('5wt. Box Elder

A small gift to myself for tossing these patterns…Winston 9′, 5wt. WT Fly Rod…

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS FINAL

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS – Matthews/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 2487, #18

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Black – Under abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

ABDOMEN:  6″ strands UTS x-sm, Black & Red Wire – twisted 75 times

BUBBLE: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Clear White – * tie in yarn before wire

WINGS: Flexi-floss, Black – tie in as one piece, sweep back and tie down, hold upright and cut at an angle

THORAX: UV2 Black Peacock Eye – 2 fibers, twisted

This is an older Craig Matthew’s pattern I started using in 2005. I have made some changes to it. Read HERE (scroll down to TBT) for more information…it’s a killer

GLOSSOSOMA TERRITORY

GLOSSOSOMA TERRITORY…

Mat GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS

Materials GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS…

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS GRP

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS PUPAE…

SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS GRAY

UV2 SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS, Gray – Matthews/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 900BL, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax Forward

SHUCK: Kinky Zelon – Dark Dun

ABDOMEN: Uv2 Fine & Dry – Adams Gray

UNDER WING: Ice Wing Fiber – UV & Pearl Minnow Mix

WING: Snowshoe Hare – Medium Dun

A variation of Craig Matthew’s classic X Caddis using snowshoe hare with a bit of sparkle under the wing …for right here on the East Walker River where Michael is standing…

MOO CADDIS CONTINUATION

…as the current sweeps by those dead willow branches at sunset…

SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS

Materials UV2 SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS, Gray…

SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS GRP

UV2 SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS, Gray…

PRISM PUPA TAN-ISH

PRISM PUPA – Tan-ish – Nemec/Variant …

HOOK:  TMC 2499 SPBL, #14- #18

THREAD: tierce 16/0, White – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

ABDOMEN: SLF Prism – Sand

BUBBLE: Sparkle Emerger Yarn – Tan

WINGS/LEGS: V-Notched Partridge Feather – Brown

THORAX: 2 UV2 Peacock Fiber – Brown – twisted and wrapped

BEAD: Gold Tungsten, sized to hook

A variant on a Jan Nemec pattern. He fishes and guides in the Eastern Sierras. Check his other patterns HERE

Mat PRISM PUPA TAN-ISH

Materials PRISM PUPA…

PRISM PUPA TAN-ISH GRP

PRISM PUPAE…

GRAPHIC CADDIS DK GRAY

GRAPHIC CADDIS – Dk. Gray, John Barr/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 2499 BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Gray – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

TAG: Silver Holographic Tinsel

OVER ABDOMEN: Gray Micro Tubing

LEGS: V-Notched Gray Partridge Feather

THORAX: Ostrich Herl – Natural Gray

ANTENNAE: (Optional) Mallard Flank Fibers – 2

GRAPHIC CADDIS GRAY

GRAPHIC CADDIS – Lt. Gray, John Barr/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 2499 BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Fl. White Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

TAG: Silver Holographic Tinsel

OVER ABDOMEN: Gray Micro Tubing

LEGS: V-Notched Gray Partridge Feather

THORAX: Ostrich Herl – Natural Gray

ANTENNAE: (Optional) Mallard Flank Fibers – 2

John Barr’s Graphic Caddis has been a very successful pattern for me ever since I started tying them a number of years ago. This version is in two shades of Gray…

Mat GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS

Materials GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS Lt. & Dk. …

GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS LT & DK GRP

GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS Lt. & Dk. – #16’s…

POP CADDIS GRAY 2

POP CADDIS (Pearl, Opal, Poopah) Gray – Fox/Davies Variant…

HOOK: TMC 2302, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Charcoal Gray

ABDOMEN: Micro Opal Flashabou, 1/100″, over working thread – *Zap-A- Gap for durability

BODY: Midge Pearl Core Braid – Gray Ghost – * Zap-A- Gap to top of the covered hook shank

LEGS: Grizzly Marabou – Natural

ANTENNAE: UV2 Mallard Flank Fibers – 2

THORAX: Ostrich Herl – Natural Gray

BEAD: Silver or Black Tungsten, sized to hook

A variation on Tim Fox’s Poopah Fly Pattern with the use of Pearl Core Braid without a wire rib (Jeremy Davies). I tied a bunch of patterns in Gray for this post because an inventory of my boxes revealed a lack of them. There are just some places a Gray Caddis will be the ticket…

Mat POP CADDIS GRAY

Materials POP CADDIS (Pearl, Opal, Poopah) Gray…

POP CADDIS GRAY GRP

POP CADDIS…

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPA

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPA …

HOOK: TMC 226BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – Under abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

ABDOMEN: Larva Lace Super Floss – Amber

RIB: Veevus Body Quill – Brown, 1 stand, doubled, twisted and wrapped

HACKLE: Hen Neck – Furnace

HEAD: Uv2 Peacock Eye, Brown

I am always tying variations on small Amber caddis because they have been particularly successful for me on the East Walker River. This is a soft hackle version for use on that water…I suspect there are some other locations where it might be effective…

Mat AMBER WRAP CADDIS

Materials AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPA…

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPAE

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPAE – #16’s…

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Might be a Caddis fly or two in here…(along with a bunch of Stones)…

SUBTLE RIB RAM CADDIS

SUBTLE RIB R.A.M. CADDIS, Brown – Merigold/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 3761, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: Flexi-Floss – Brown

RIB: Veevus Body Quill, Tan – Double strand, twisted and wrapped

HACKLE: Hen Neck – White

This is an older pattern developed by Ross A. Merigold, who guided on the Madison River in Montana. I have been using them in a myriad of colors since the late 70’s – because they just plain work. This is a bronze plaque that was placed on the Madison River above Raynold’s Pass Bridge in his honor:

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Mat SUBTLE RIB RAM CADDIS

Materials SUBTLE RIB R.A.M. CADDIS, Brown…

SUBTLE RIB RAM CADDIS GRP

SUBTLE RIB R.A.M. CADDIS, Brown…# 14’s…

BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGER

BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGER (Gray) …

HOOK: TMC 206 BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Gray – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – thorax forward

ABDOMEN: Gray Antron Sparkle Dub – in a loop, brushed back with Velcro or a bore brush and cut

ANTENNAE: Mallard Flank – Natural

WINGLETS: Sparkle Emerger Yarn -Gray, tie in as one piece, tie down so that yarn extends on both sides, lift and cut at an angle

HEAD: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Black

This is a very simple pattern which may be quickly tied to imitate any number of different Caddis species, as emergers, Just alter the size and color…

 

Mat BRUSHED ANTRON SPKL WING CADDIS EM

Materials BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGER (Gray)…

BRUSHED ANTRON SPKL WING CAD EM GRP

BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGERs (Gray)…

X3 CADDIS PUPA TAN - 1

X3 CADDIS PUPA (Tan)…

HOOK: Daiichi 1120, TMC 2457 – #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Brown

ABDOMEN: Midge Pearl Core Braid – Tan

WING: CDC #.35 Wood Duck – Nature’s Spirit

WINGLETS: Stripped Goose Biots, one each side, cut at an angle, #,27 Hendrickson – Nature’s Spirit

ANTENNAE: Wood Duck Mallard Flank Feathers, 3 each side

THORAX: Wapsi (not Hareline) Rainbow Sow Scud Dubbing – trust me there is a difference

BEAD: Tungsten, Black 2.4 mm or 3/32″

X3 because I have only seen three tiers who have used Micro Pearl Core Braid for Caddis patterns. In order, they would be Jeremy Davies who is the first that I have seen using it. Brian Silvey who uses it for this pattern and this guy, scroll down…

 

Mat X3 CADDIS PUPA TAN

Materials X3 CADDIS PUPA (Tan)…

X3 CADDIS PUPA TAN GRP

X3 CADDIS PUPAE (Tan)…

SILVEY'S PRIMETIME CADDIS TAN

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER , Tan – Brian Silvey/ Variant …

HOOK:  TMC 226BL, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

ABDOMEN: Opal Micro Flashabou, 1/100″. over working thread,* Zap-A-Gap for durability

TEARDROP: Tan Antron, *tied, melted and glued

LEGS/THORAX: Grizzly Marabou – Tan

WINGLETS: Flexi-Floss – Brown

ANTENNAE: Mallard Flank, 2 fibers

HEAD: Emergence Dubbing #.83, Pheasant Tail – Nature’s Spirit

A Brian Silvey pattern. This style, however, was developed by Bob Braendle. This is the Cinnamon  Teardrop Caddis that he put together many years ago, I suggest following his steps for a durable teardrop. Here is a video on tying the PRIMETIME CADDIS…I like both the TMC 226BL and TMC 102Y Hooks for these types of patterns…

Mat SILVEY'S PT CAD TAN

Materials SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER , Tan…

SILVEY'S PT CAD TAN GRP

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER(s), Tan…

SILVEY'S PRIMETIME CADDIS OLVIE W WING PADS

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER, Olive – Brian Silvey/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 226BL, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

ABDOMEN: Pearl Micro Flashabou, 1/100″ – over working thread –*Coat with Zap-A-Gap for durability

TEARDROP: Medium Olive Antron Yarn – tied, melted then glued with Super Glue or Zap-A-Gap

LEGS/THORAX: Grizzly Marabou – Brown

WINGLETS: 1 Starling Feather, Natural, tied on each side

ANTENNAE: Mallard Flank, 2 fibers

HEAD: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Dark Brown

Another Brian Silvey pattern that has been around for awhile. The above Olive version, took this Rainbow…

POP MAD SILVEY CADDIS

…on the Madison River, above $3.00 Bridge, at sunset. The fish took fly, on the swing, as it was rising through the water column…

Mat SILVEY%22S PT CADDIS OLIVE

Materials SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER, Olive…

SILVEY'S PT CADDIS OLIVE GRP

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER(s), Olive – #16’s…

CADDIS BOX 2

Windows filled – 4.19.2016…on to filling the slots…

WHEATLEY BOX FLIP-SLOT

They will be patterns for The East Walker River, The Upper Owens River and Hot Creek that I have wanted to collect into one location…All are applicable to other locations in the West.

moo-ss-3-00-bridge-1

Like here…Madison River, MT – above $3.00 Bridge…

MOO HOUSY 4

…and some will work here, on the  Housatonic River, where Michael fished today (4. 17.2016)…

UV2 CDC BLACK CADDIS

UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS …

HOOK: TMC 102Y, #19

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry, Black

WING: Trouthunter CDC, Black

Another adult Glossosoma imitation. Most of these little guys that I see in the Eastern Sierras ,or on the Madison River, in Montana, are BLACK. One may also use Black Snowshoe Hare for the pattern. Use a tiny ball of this, about six inches above the fly, on the tippet, to detect it’s location on the water…

Mat UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS

Materials UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS…

UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS GRP

UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS #19’s…

DARK E-C CADDIS

OLIVE/BROWN E/C CADDIS – Cutter/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 102Y, #15 – #19

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

SHUCK: Crinkled Zelon, Olive Brown

ABDOMEN: Brown/Olive Natural Dubbing #.49 – Nature’s Spirit

THORAX: Emergence Dubbing #.83 Pheasant Tail – Nature’s Spirit

WING: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair

Hackle: Badger Variant

The standard Ralph Cutter E/C Caddis pattern done in a Brown Olive color. Ralph believes a two tone color Caddis out performs  a Caddis tied with a single abdomen/thorax color…developed a long time ago, it remains one of the most effective Caddis Emergers…

Mat OLIVE-BROWN EC CADDIS

Materials OLIVE/BROWN E/C CADDIS…

OLIVE-BROWN EC CADDIS GRP

OLIVE/BROWN E/C CADDIS…#17…

UP-WINGED CINNAMON CADDIS EMERGER

UP-WINGED CADDIS EMERGER (Cinnamon) – Ames Jr./Variant …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1130, #14- #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dubbin Cinnamon

THORAX: X-Fine Natural Dubbing, #.35 Cinnamon Caddis – Nature’s Spirit 

WING: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair

Hackle: Yellow Grizzly, oversized, one size

A variation on a Thomas Ames Jr. Caddis pattern. For a crippled version, add a bit of Amber antron, Sparkle Emerger Yarn or Zelon for a shuck. The abdomen, unlike the E/C Caddis, hangs beneath the surface film…

Mat UP-WING CINNAMON CADDIS

Materials UP-WINGED CADDIS EMERGER (Cinnamon)…

UP-WING CINNAMON CADDIS GRP

UP-WINGED CADDIS EMERGERs (Cinnamon)…

BLACK X CADDIS GLOSSOSOMA

BLACK X CADDIS – (Glossosoma) – Matthews/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 101, TMC 900BL, #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber

ABDOMEN: Hare’s Ear Ice Dub, Harder’s Bloody Black

WING: Premium Yearling Elk #.49, Bleached – Nature’s Spirit

This is a Craig Matthews pattern designed to imitate the Little Black Glossosoma adult that hatches on the Madison River in June, July and again in September. Ralph Cutter delves in to this bug’s importance in the Eastern Sierras HERE

Mat BLACK X CADDIS

Materials BLACK X CADDIS…

BLACK X CADDIS GRP

BLACK X CADDIS – #20’s…

TB HC CADDIS 2

TRAILING BUBBLE HOT CREEK CADDIS – (Gray) – Otzinger/Variant… 

HOOK: TMC 900BL, TMC 100BL – #16 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Gray

TRAILING BUBBLE: Mirage Accent Opal, 2 strands

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry, Adams Grey

WING: Coastal Deer Hair

HACKLE: Grizzly

Eric Otzinger worked out of Bob Marriot’s Fly Shop, back in the day. This is a pattern he designed for Hot Creek in the Eastern Sierras. The original tie on the pattern may be found HERE  (PDF. scroll down). It may be adapted for other Caddis species by changing sizes and colors

Mat TRAILING BUBBLE HC CADDIS

Materials TRAILING BUBBLE HOT CREEK CADDIS – (Gray)… 

TRAILING BUBBLE HC CADDIS GRP

TRAILING BUBBLE HOT CREEK CADDIS – (Gray) – #16 & #18…

POP N' NAD

PT and Nadia at Hot Creek Ranch…back in the day…

EWR CADDIS CENTRAL

CADDIS CENTRAL – The East Walker River…

THE PUPIL Hydropsyche

THE PUPIL  – Hydropsyche – Frank F. Johnson/Variant… 

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber

ABDOMEN: Fine & Dry Dubbing, Tan

WING: Mottled CDC #.45, Caddis Tan – Nature’s Spirit

This is a Tan version of Frank F. Johnson’s below pattern. I would also suggest carrying these in Cinnamon, Gray, Brown and White/ Nectopsyche for fishing Eastern Sierra Hatches. Note that the abdomen ends over the hook point, a departure from standard Caddis Dry patterns…

Mat THE PUPIL HYDROPSYCHE

Materials THE PUPIL _ Hydropsyche…

THE PUPIL HYDROPSYCHE GRP

THE PUPIL(s) – Hydropsyche…

THE PUPIL - BLACK CADDIS

THE PUPIL – (Black Caddis) – F. Johnson/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 100BL, Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Golden Yellow Antron

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dry Fly Dubbing, BWO Olive

WING: Trouthunter CDC, Dark Dun

This pattern was designed by Montana Guide Frank F. Johnson. Easy and simple to tie, it may be adapted to nearly all Caddis Hatches. Here are three tips/ materials I use to keep dry CDC patterns floating high, after being slimed by Trout:

One 

Two

Three

Do not be intimidated to not use these excellent feathers…

Mat THE PUPIL Black Caddis

Materials THE PUPIL – (Black Caddis)…

THE PUPIL Black Caddis

THE PUPIL – Black Caddis – #16 – #18…

 

NEXT: Some PMD’s...

 

 

PT/TB

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Some Caddis patterns that I have neglected to put up the recipes for…just having too much fun doing things desert – ty with Ally and pounding the water with Michael…

LIME/FLASH-OLIVE CADDIS LARVA…

HOOK: TMC 2457, Daiichi 1120, Mustad CO68, #10-#14

THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Brown

BEAD: Black Tung., sized to hook

UNDER ABDOMEN: Lime Green Flashabou

OVER ABDOMEN: Green Jelly Cord, Spirit River

The Jelly Cord is thick and has minimum stretch…use for larger size hooks…

Fl. PINK X-RAY PUPAE…Side view…

HOOK: TMC 2302, #12-#16, Daiichi 1270 #18

THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Brown

UNDER ABDOMEN: Wapsi Ultra Thread, 70 Denier, Fl. Pink

OVER ABDOMEN: Clear Glitter D-Rib Med. or Clear Midge Tubing, Med. for #16-#18

OVER BODY: 1/2 Strand Rusty Brown Zelon

RIB: 5X Mono

WINGS: Natural Partridge, V-Notched

THORAX: Brown Ostrich Herl

BEADS: Black (reversed) Tung., Copper Tung.

An updated version of Greg Vinci’s great pattern…

MICRO JELLY CADDIS (Green/Olive – ish)…

HOOK: TMC 2457, Daiichi 1120, Mustad CO68, # 14-#16

THREAD: Lagartun, 74 Denier, Brown

UNDER ABDOMEN: Tying Thread

OVER ABDOMEN: Two sections of light olive Midge Tubing

THORAX:  Olive Squirrel Blend Dubbing – Spirit River

BEAD: Black Tung., sized to hook

More about this pattern after the Micro Jelly Caddis pattern…

TAN UV CHEWEE SKIN CADDIS LARVAE…

HOOK: THC 2488 #12-#18

THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Brown

ABDOMEN: Tan UV Chewee Skin strip…(coat thread with CA glue like ZAP Foam Safe before wrapping)…I learned the HARD WAY…

THORAX: Rusty Brown, Ostrich Herl

SHELL BACK: Brown Scud Back, 1/8″

Leave out the CA glue and “POP” goes the Chewee Skin…

MICRO JELLY CADDIS (Creamy/Tan – ish)…

HOOK: TMC 2457, Daiiachi 1120, Mustad, CO68, #14-#18

THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Brown

UNDER ABDOMEN:  Wapsi, 70 Denier, Tan

OVER ABDOMEN: 2 sections Clear Midge Tubing

THORAX: Squirrel Blend Dubbing, Hare’s Ear, Spirit River

BEAD: Black Tung, sized to hook

Inspiration for this and the previous Micro Jelly Caddis came fro this excellent “KIWI” fly tier…MARC GRIFFITHS

DEEP PURPLE CADDIS LARVA -1-

DEEP PURPLE…Caddis Larvae

HOOK: TMC 2457, Daiichi 1120, Mustad CO68, #10-#14

THREAD: Uni, 6/0, Black

UNDER BODY: Purple Holographic Tinsel

OVER BODY: Clear, Glitter D-Rib, Medium

THORAX: Black Ice Dub

BEAD: Black Tung.

Michael used this pattern as a lead fly on the East Walker River, at dusk, and took some REALLY nice Browns…

NEXT: More Caddis found higher in the water column…

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The following patterns, for the most part, represent Caddis Larva that I encounter on waters here in California and some other Western locations visited with my crew…The first three are simple larva that were designed by Dave Hughes. They are easy to tie and function for the novice or old FF geezer ( like myself)…Much of Dave’s research on these net spinning caddis, was done on this river that my son Michael is standing in…

Michael on the Boulder River, MT…above McCloud, MT…home of the ROAD KILL CAFE…

Hughes notes that the largest of the net spinners are found in the headwaters of mountain stream and that the species, in general, become smaller as elevation decreases…the smallest in size are found where the boundary for Trout survival ends…He suggests tying these patterns in sizes #8-#18…

Green Net Spinning larva…

HOOK: TMC 2457, Daiichi 1120, Mustad CO 68, Dai Riki 135 #8-#18

BEAD: Gold , sized to hook

WEIGHT: 4-6 turns lead or lead sub., wire the diameter of hook shank

THREAD: Brown or Black 6/0 or 8/0

ABDOMEN: Apple Green Antron yarn, twisted ( the BOOKMAILER is the ONLY place to find this Antron yarn)

THORAX: Fox or Pine Squirrel fur , with guard hairs ( I use spiky hare’s ear too)

Tan (or Cream-ish) Net Spinning Larva…

HOOK: TMC 2457, Daiichi 1120, Mustad CO 68, Dai Riki 135 #8-#18

BEAD: Gold , sized to hook

WEIGHT: 4-6 turns lead or lead sub., wire the diameter of hook shank

THREAD: Brown or Black 6/0 or 8/0

ABDOMEN: Tan or Cream-ish Antron Yarn, twisted

THORAX: Fox or Pine Squirrel fur , with guard hairs ( I use spiky hare’s ear too)


Olive Net Spinner…

HOOK: TMC 2457, Daiichi 1120, Mustad CO 68, Dai Riki 135 #8-#18

BEAD: Gold , sized to hook

WEIGHT: 4-6 turns lead or lead sub., wire the diameter of hook shank

THREAD: Brown or Black 6/0 or 8/0

ABDOMEN: Olive Antron Yarn, twisted

THORAX: Fox or Pine Squirrel fur , with guard hairs ( I use spiky hare’s ear too)

Ally, below Raynold’s Pass Bridge, on the Madison River, MT...”Which Caddis pattern do I use. DAD ???”


DELAWARE CADDIS…

THREAD: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0 green, brown or UNI 8/0 olive dun

HOOK: TMC 2457 or DIIACHI 1120, # 16 – 18

ABDOMEN: Olive Beaver or Tan Beaver

RIB: Red 3/0 thread, Brown 3/0 for Tan

WINGPAD: White closed cell foam

I read about the success of this fly on the Delaware River in FF Mag. several years ago. I decided to tie some up and give them a shot. The particular way the foam is tied in, gives the fly a distinct, undulating motion that triggers Trout ( and probably fishermen too). I can assure this fly works. I have used it on both the Lower “O” and the East Walker with outstanding results…I first posted this pattern in July 2008, since then, I have tied them up in Tan as well, using Brown thread for the ribbing…they work…

Chewee Skin Green McKenzie Soft Hackle…

HOOK: TMC 3761, Daiichi 1560, # 8- #16

THREAD: Wapsi Ultra, Black 140 or 70 denier

BODY: UV Caddis Green Chewee Skin

THORAX: UV Ice Dub, Black

HACKLE: Natural Brown Partridge

This pattern come out of the Caddis Fly Shop in Eugene, OR. I have visited here a number of times on visits to Eugene. It was developed for the large Caddis that hatch on the McKenzie River in spring . I have scaled it down a bit for Eastern Sierra waters. The material, UV Chewee Skin, takes some getting used to. Stretch the cut off section gently and cut on an angle before tying it in on the hook. Use flattened thread and Softex, Aquaflex or Epoxy with this material…it melts with most head cements…It is squishy, slips somewhat but makes a really nice soft body…I shall hence refer to it as the TROUT GUMMI material !!!

An instructional video for tying the pattern may be found on the CADDIS FLY BLOG HERE:

UV CADDIS GREEN CHEWEE PUPA…

HOOK: TMC 2488H, #12-#16

THREAD: Wapsi, Ultra, Olive 70 denier…use up to thorax

RIB: Wapsi, Ultra, Black, 6″ section

ABDOMEN: UV Chewee Skin, Caddis Green

THORAX: Natural Gray Ostrich Herl, use Ultra 70 denier to tie off and for rest of tie

WINGS/LEGS: Natural Brown Partridge

I wanted a pupa pattern with this Chewee Skin material…this design is based on John Barr’s Graphic Caddis, with a distinct hump of thread at the rear of the abdomen tapering to the thorax…Ostrich herl and partridge brings subtle motion to the fly…

My favorite CADDIS water on the Madison River, MT…

BUCKY’S UV CHEWEE SKIN CADDIS LARVA…side view

The stuff…sans a gold brass or tung bead…

BUCKY’S UV CHEWEE SKIN CADDIS LARVA…tilted view…

HOOK: TMC 3761 or Daiichi 1560, #12-#16

THREAD: Waspsi, Ultra, 70 denier, Olive or Uni 8/0 Light Olive…FLATTENED

WEIGHT: Lead or lead sub. if using a brass bead

SHELLBACK: UV Chewee Skin, Caddis Green, pull gently over abdomen and bead

ABDOMEN: UV Ice Dub, Light Olive

BEAD: Black Brass or Tung

Another one of the “machines” out of Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone…Bucky says it may be used as a scud too…the video for tying this pattern is here:

A young Michael works a R.A.M CADDIS under the willows on the East Walker River, Bridgeport, CA…before the evening hatch…

FLOCHART CADDIS LARVA…

HOOK: TMC 2488H, #12-#16

THREAD: For Abdomen, Wapsi Fl. Chartreuse, 70 denier…taper body (fat to thin)

TAG: Sm. Holographic Tinsel, Silver

OVER ABDOMEN: Glitter D RIB Medium or Small

THORAX: Switch to Wapsi Ultra, 70 denier Black, tie in Black Ostrich herl

OVER THORAX: Brown Scud Back 1/8″…tie in before herl

A little something to imitate the ever present Rhyacophila…my research associates (below) will report on the effectiveness of the pattern…

Ally and Michael… before the evening Caddisfest on the Madison River at $3.00 Bridge…

AMBER CADDIS LARVA…

HOOK: TMC 2457, Daiichi 1120, Mustad CO68, Dai Riki 135, #12-#18

THREAD: Lagartun, 74 denier, for abdomen, build up rear

TAG: Gold Holographic Tinsel Medium or Small

OVER ABDOMEN: Small or Medium Glitter D Rib, Amber

THORAX: First tie in Gordon Griffith 14/0 or uni 8/0, Black, dub with Fox Squirrel

BEAD: Black brass (4-6 wraps of lead or lead sub.) or Black Tung

Something in Amber with pronounced ribbing for instances when Amber Hydropsyche are encountered…like here, where Ally is sittng…

Ally…telling her Dad that all the rocks in there have a copper-brown cast…Amber thingees work well in this RIVER…The Stillwater…

Caddis Pupa and Emergers that will be featured soon…

LaFontaine Deep Sparkle Pupa and Sparkle Emergers that are tied “old school” which will also show up with formulas for the bodies and veils…

But first, me and Ally have an appointment to go up here and explore some other activities…

…to be continued…

PT/TB

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One of my favorite Caddis Fly Patterns is the Crippled Caddis. I will be posting soon , a recipe for this pattern that I found back in the early 1980’s at the Lords of the Fly, on Wilshire Blvd, in Westwood, CA. The following photo is a very similar pattern to that Crippled Caddis which is offered by: Peter Fishing Flies – Kenya. There are some notable exceptions…

I will show several different views of that original Crippled Caddis so that the differences are obvious. This particular original pattern accounted for many Trout on Eastern Sierra still and moving waters. I will also show an updated version of that fly with some synthetic materials incorporated into the design…

Speaking of synthetic materials. Antron and Zelon are two that find their way into many of the Caddis patterns that I tie. What follows are some links to useful information on both materials and what they are best suited for:

CRAIG MATTHEWS, Antron and Zelon:

Thought #1.

Thought # 2. Zelon Madness

Finally, I will get around to demonstrating, in photos, how to construct Gary LaFontaines’ Emergent Sparkle Pupa and Deep Pupa – the proper proportional blending of different colors of Antron for the “all important” sheath and body. Antron for this method may be obtained from these sources…

Clear Antron – The Bookmailer

Antron Sparkle Dubbing – Colors – WAPSIFLY

Antron Dubbing – Colors – SPIRIT RIVER

These are the final Caddis and their colors:


PT/TB

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