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I  have put together some  Caddis – emergers, cripples and dries  – in the following series. They imitate genus Hydropsyche , which is prevalent throughout North America…In the Eastern Sierras, they are present from May through the beginning of October. Good populations are found in the East Walker River, Upper and Lower Owens River, Hot Creek and in  a number of freestone creeks along the Eastern Slope…In most of those locations, they tend to be sizes #16 – #18…and Olive, Olive/Green, Brown, Yellow/Tan or Tan – in color…The other empty spaces will be filled in the next post…and YES, they will also be more Caddis…

DR EM CAD BOX -1-Gettin’ there is half the fun…

ML EMER CAD BR -2-MICRO TUBE/DNA CADDIS EMERGER (Brown) – Lawson/Variant…

Mat TUBE EMG CAD -1-Materials MICRO TUBE/DNA CADDIS EMERGER (Brown)…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill (Under Abdomen), Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown (Thorax Forward)

SHUCK: Dark Tan Zelon

RIB: DNA Holo Chromosome Flash

OVER/ABDOMEN: Micro Tubing, Brown

UNDER/WING: Dark Tan Zelon

OVER/WING: Two Dark Brown Partridge Tips

HEAD: Spirit River Iridescent Peacock Herl, Brown

A variation on Mike Lawson’s slow water Caddis Emerger. This patten works great along edges and over undercut banks, The different colors of Peacock Herl, from Spirit River makes it possible to do variations on the standard pattern…and yes, Micro Tubing floats!

BRN TUBE CAD EMGR -1-A clique of MICRO TUBE/DNA CADDIS…

BRN EW CAD -1-An East Walker Brown that took an Emerging Caddis Pattern…

WEB SUB SURFER C -1-WEB (sub) SURFER CADDIS, Olive…

MAT WE SUB SURFER CAD -1-Materials for WEB (sub) SURFER CADDIS…

HOOK: Daiichi 1250, #16 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive (Abdomen) – Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown (Thorax Forward)

TAG/EGG SAC: Chartreuse Holo Tinsel SM or MED * Coat with Hard As Hull

ABDOMEN: Equal parts – UV Ice Dub, Lt. Olive, Life Cycle Caddis Nymph, Olive, Emerger Dubbing BWO

THORAX: Equal parts – Buggy Nymph Dubbing, Dark Hare’s Ear, AZ Synthetic Hare’s Ear

WINGS: Web Wing, Dun – use a drop of Zap-A-Gap to secure and coat interior of wings. Web Wing will shred after about 15 minutes of use without this step. Dave’s Flexament works too !

ANTENNAE: 2 Strands, Black Midge Flash

I have had a ton of Web Wing, in several colors, sitting around for awhile. This represents the diving Female Caddis on it’s way down or up from the stream bottom. Stalcup’s (he  first used this material) Medallion Sheeting is a good alternative . I particularly like the sparkle and sheen of Web Wing…

WEB sub SURFER OL CAD B -1-A brood of Olive WEB (sub) SURFERS…

aimee-ss-3-00-11Aimee, at Caddis time, on the Madison River at $3.00 Bridge…

PINK OP CC -3-

PINK OPAL CLACKA CADDIS – Potter/Weise Variant …

MAT PINK OP CAD -1-Materials for PINK OPAL CLACKA CADDIS…

HOOK: TMC 101, Daiichi 1110, #14 – #18

THREAD: Fl. Shell Ping 70 Denier Ultra Thread – (Abdomen), Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown – (Thorax Forward)

SHUCK: Clear White Sparkle Emerger Yarn

ABDOMEN: Ultra Tying Thread

RIB: Midge Mirage Opal – * Coat Abdomen with Hard As Hull

WING: 1/2 Sparkle Emerher Yarn, 1/2 Poly Pro, White – comb two separated strands together with a fine toothed comb

THORAX: Ice Dub, UV Brown

HACKLE: Whiting Barred Dark Ginger

Just another take-off on Craig Matthew’s IRIS CADDIS with a Clacka twist from Walter Wiese and an Opal Abdomen from Dennis Potter. I like the color PINK for late season Hydropsyche…so do the Trout…

WEB sub SURFER CAD B -1-A gaggle of PINK OPAL CLACKA CADDIS…

HOT FLUTTER CAD -1-HOT FLUTTER CADDIS (Olive)…

MAT HOT FLUT CAD -1-Materials for HOT FLUTTER CADDIS (Olive)…

HOOK: Daiichi 1760, #16 -#18

THREAD: * NOT PICTURED –Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Kinky, Light Olive Zelon

ABDOMEN: 50% Emergence Dubbing, Olive / 50% Fly-Rite, Dark Olive

UNDER WING: Petitjean CDC tip, #14, Dirty Yellow

OVER WING: Dyed Early Season Cow Elk, Olive

HOT SPOT: Orange Poly

HACKLE: Whiting Saddle hackle, Bronze Grizzly

A pattern for this blind guy to be able to see when shadows are falling on the water and Caddis are coming off. One could use Chartreuse or Yellow Poly depending on contrasting light and whaterver suits one’s taste…

WW CADDIS -1- UV2 WEB WING CADDIS  (Tan) – John Barr/Variant …

MAT WWC TAN -1-Materials for UV2 WEB WING CADDIS – Tan…

HOOK: Daiichi 1100. #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White (Under Abdomen) – Veevus 16/0 Tan or Brown (Thorax Forward)

ABDOMEN: 1/8th. Micro Fine, Hendickson Pink –  3/8ths. Emergence Dubbing #.42, Tan –  1/2 UV2 Fine & Dry, Tan

HACKLE Whiting Barred, Dark Ginger

WING: Web Wing Brown or Tan – a drop of Zap-A-Gap at the tie in point and under wing surface (before tying in) – for durability. V notch the wing by cutting the rear portion at a 45 degree angle once fly is completed

John Barr’s design for flat water…it may be tied in various other color combinations and has an excellent profile when viewed from a Trout’s perspective…

CADDIS MOO EWR BRN -1-Tan and Olive both work well on the East Walker River…

WWC TAN GRP -1-A troop… ready for H20…

UV2 SWC TAN -1-

UV2 SNOW SHOE SPARKLE WING CADDIS CRIPPLE (Tan) …

MOO STILLWATER MT -1-They also appear here, sometimes in blizzard fashion, in the evenings , in August, on the Stillwater River, MT…that guy above – (Michael)…knows…

MAT UV2 SS CADDIS DRY -1-Materials for UV2 SNOW SHOE SPARKLE WING CADDIS CRIPPLE (Tan)…

HOOK: TMC 101, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White (Under Abdomen) – Tiemco 16/0, Light Cahill (Thorax Forward)

SHUCK: Golden Ginger Zelon

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry – Tan

UNDER/WING: Sparkle Emerger Yarn – Tan

OVER/WING: Snowshoe Rabbit – Tan

THORAX: AZ Synthetic Dubbing, Pheasant Tail

HACKLE: Whiting Saddle, Barred Dark Ginger

I like Snowshoe Hare Foot fibers for flotation. The sparkle emerger yarn under wing is for some added …well…sparkle… since the SSH has zilch…

UV2 SS CAD -1-A completed batch…

ROSE NS CAD EMG -1-THE ROSE CADDIS (Nano Silk Emerger – Olive) – John Rose/Variant…

Mat ROSE CADDIS OL -1-Material for THE ROSE CADDIS…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Nano Silk 12/0, Olive -(Abdomen) – Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown – (Thorax Forward)

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber

ABDOMEN: Nano Silk

HACKLE: Whiting Saddle, Barred Dark Ginger

WING: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair

THIS would be John Rose…and look for a Yellow variant in my next post. Seems they work on a certain Eastern Sierra Creek that I visit with Michael and Ally…on a fairly regular basis…

ally-mike-hot-creekThat creek would be the one behind a young MOO…

ROSE CAD GRP -1-A group of ROSE CADDIS….

NEXT: A couple more Hydropsyche and a few other… Caddis that I have met in my Eastern Sierra wanderings – in the Summer

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Some that are old, with a new twist for Spring… fellows like these on the East Walker River in Bridgeport, CA:…and something to check out !!!

BLUE RIBBON FLIES – ONLINE CATALOG 2013

CADDIS EWR -1-Michael’s “leetle frens”…as usual, recipes as I finish each dozen followed by photos of materials , links and additional information (which may or may not be useful… )

SPRING CADDIS 2013 -1-COMPLETED…Spring 2013, Caddis box…

POP N' MOO EW -1-PT and Michael plotting strategy on the East Walker River…

DNA DIPPER TAN -1-DNA SPARKLE DIP (Tan) …

MAT DNA SP DIP -1-Materials for the DNA SPARKLE DIP…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1120, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Light Cahill, Under Abdomen – Tiemco 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

OVER ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion, Tan then covered with Tan Micro Tubing

WING: White (Clear) Sparkle Emerger Yarn

BEAD: Gold Tungsten, sized to hook

I always tie up one of these simple little patterns to mimic the Amber and Tan Caddis which hatches on the East Walker River, in the Spring. One could also use White Zelon for the wing or Antron yarn or Darlon for a size #18. This DNA material is interesting and has a lot of applications for under wings, wings and tailings. It may be layed flat on the body or by using less, twisted into a rope much like Krystal Flash mixed with Zelon or Antron yarn. When twisting, I like to use these hackle pliers to grab the material:

HACKLE PLIERS -1-DO NOT over twist !!!

GRAPHIC CADDIS TAN -3-

GRAPHIC CADDIS -Tan- John Barr …for Hydropsyche…

DANVILLE 6-0 THREAD -1-The Danville Flymaster 6/0 threads I like for these two GRAPHIC CADDIS…#2 and #61…

MAT GRAPHIC CAD TAN OLIVE -1-Materials for the GRAPHIC CADDIS…Olive and Tan…

HOOK: TMC 2499 SPBL, #14 – #18

THREAD: OLIVE version Danville #61, Olive 6/0 –TAN version Danville #2, Cream 6/0  – Under abdomen…Tiemco 16/0 Olive or Brown – Thorax forward Olive and Tan versions

TAG: Silver Holographic Tinsel

ABDOMEN: 6/0 Tying Thread

OVER ABDOMEN: Olive or Tan Micro Tubing

THORAX: Natural Gray Ostrich Herl

WINGS/LEGS: Brown Partridge Fibers, V- Notched

This pattern, for me, is one of THE most productive Caddis Pupa I have ever used…there are two basic ways to use the under abdomen threads: Charlie’s Way and John Barr’s Way…One uses white thread… the other, the Danville threads – in colors. I have also experimented with Ultra 70 Denier and Lagartun 74 Denier Threads for the under abdomen…there is also the option of using Prismatic or other markers (or DNA Holo Fusion ) as an under abdomen…play around and see what works best in your area…

GRAPHIC CADDIS JB 2499 -1-GRAPHIC CADDIS – Olive – John Barr…TMC 2499 SPBL, #14 -#18…can never have enough of these in Olive, tan, Gray, Chartreuse and Brown…

OWENS BURN -2-Graphic Caddis and the Serendipity pattern below, are my “Go-To” patterns for the Caddis hatches on the Lower Owens River …

MOO IN SOHO NYC -1-My son Michael…gourmet dining in his new hometown…SOHO, NYC…(Photo: Aimee Brodeur Barker)

CADDISTROPHIC PUPA VAR CC OLIVE -1-CADDISTROPHIC PUPA – Craven/Variant…

MAT CADDISTOPHIC PUPA -1-Materials for CADDISTROPHIC PUPA…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1120, TMC 2457, #12 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive or Lagartun 74 Denier, Olive

ABDOMEN: Ice Dub UV Light Olive

WING BUDS: Brown Flexi-Floss

HACKLING: 2-3 CDC, Medium Dun, Fiber Tips – V-Notched

ANTENNAE: 6 strands Nymph Shear, doubled over – Cascade Crest

SHELLBACK: Brown Flexi-Floss

RIB: Metallic Olive Wire, Brassie or Small –  Wapsi

HEAD: 50-50 Mix SLF Spikey Squirrel, Black and SLF Prism, Black

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

A Charlie Craven pattern from his book, Charlie’s Fly Box: Signature Flies for Fresh and Salt Water also seen HERE. So I didn’t have that exotic Morpho Fiber from Tiemco, but have a lot of Nymph Shear from Cascade Crest in different colors – I don’t think the Trout will mind….

SNOWY DAY EWR -2-Michael works the water on the East Walker River on a cold, snowy afternoon…

MOTHER'S DNA DIP -1-MOTHER’S DNA DIP – for THAT hatch and – it SLAYS…Matthew’s/Variant

MAT DNA DIP -1-Materials MOTHER’S DNA DIP …

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: Strands of DNA, Holo Fusion, Chartreuse

RIB: Ultra Wire, Black, x-sm

WING: 1 Strand of White Zeloon, cut short -ish

For those who have followed this BLOG for awhile, this will be familiar as a reincarnation of Craig Matthew’s Guide Serendipity. I tie these in many different configurations because they just plain whack a lot of Trout. Some of those variations may be found:

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I don’t go anywhere without a bunch of these, easy to tie, critters in my boxes…

CADDIS POP EWR -2-These guys love that “DIP” pattern…

GILL RIBBED LARVA TAN - BR -1-GILL RIBBED LARVAE Tan/Brown…

MAT TAN GILLED LARVAE -1-

 Materials GILL RIBBED LARVAE Tan/Brown…

HOOK: Daiichi 1250, #12- #16

WEIGHT: 0.10-).15 Lead or Lead SUB., 8-10 wraps, dependent on hook size

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

ABDOMEN: Tan Micro Floss – Cascade Crest

RIB: Dyed Brown Iridescent Peacock Eye Fiber, wrapped around Brown Ice Thread

This is another, just a bit updated version, of an old free-living  Caddis Larvae pattern that has taken a lot of nice Trout for me over the years…it’s nice to bring some of these older patterns back and the fish have not seen them in many generations…

SPARKLE MESS PUPA -1-SPARKLE MESS PUPA -Olive/Brown…

MAT SPARKLE MESS CADDIS -1-Materials SPARKLE MESS PUPA -Olive/Brown* NOT SHOWN – Natural Partridge, Nature’s Spirit…

HOOK: Mustad 3906B, #12 – #16

WEIGHT: 0,10 -0.15 Lead or Lead Sb. , 8-10 wraps, dependent on hook size

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

ABDOMEN: Hare’s Ear, Ice Dub, Olive-Brown

RIB: Insect Green Glitter Rib – Cascade Crest

WING(s): Black Thin Sking, cut short

LEGS: Partridge Fibers, Brown-ish

HACKLING: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Olive,  spun and cut to hook bend or slightly longer

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel dubbing, Brown-Olive

Something fuzzed out and messy to imitate an Emerging Caddis Pupa..I’m playing around with different winging material…Medallion Sheeting will be in the next Emerging Caddis Pupa…

GLO BUBBLE CADDIS PUPA VAR MM -1-GLO BUBBLE CADDIS PUPA, OLIVE – Mike Mercer/Variant (DNA – UV 2)…

MAT GLO BUBBLE CADDIS PUPA -1-Materials GLO BUBBLE CADDIS PUPA, OLIVE – Mike Mercer/Variant (DNA – UV 2)* NOT SHOWN – Natural Partridge, Nature’s Spirit

HOOK: TMC 3761, #14 – #16

THREAD: Ultra 70 Denier, Olive for underabdomen – Tiemco 16/0, Olive, thorax forward

OVER ABDOMEN: Olive Micro Tubing

BUBBLE SHEATH: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Light Olive

WING(s): Partridge Fibers, Brown

WING CASE: DNA Holo Fusion, Brown

THORAX: UV 2 Peacock Eye Fibers (2) – Spirit River

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

A Mike Mercer Caddis PUPA that has been around for awhile…done a bit differently…

BUBBLE BUTT PUPA VAR -1-BUBBLE BUTT PUPA (Chartreuse) – Doudy/Variant…

MAT BUBBLE BUTT CADDIS -1-

Materials for BUBBLE BUTT CADDIS PUPA (Chartreuse)…

HOOK: TMC 2488H, #14 – #18

THREAD: Ultra 70 Denier, Fl. Chartreuse – for Under Abdomen,  Tiemcco 16/0, Olive – to secure bead and Thorax forward

BUTT BEAD: Killer Caddis Midge, Caddis Green, #16 – #18, Small – #14

OVER ABDOMEN: Clear Micro Tubing

WING: Brown Partridge, V- Notched

THORAX: Black Ostrich

This is a Gale Doudy pattern that is an alternative to John Barr’s Graphic Caddis. The SBS is at the link,. I posted this pattern a number of years ago and have finally gotten around to tying it…I think the Trouties in here will like it !

CADDIS MOO EWR -1-

MOO with an AM East Walker Brown…as usual…again…

GILL RIBBED LARVAE OL -2-

RETRO UPDATING – GILL RIBBED LARVAE – Olive/Red…

MAT GILL RIBBED LARVAE -1-Materials for GILL RIBBED LARVAE…

HOOK: Daiichi 1250. #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

WEIGHT: 8-10 wraps .0.15 or 0.10 lead or lead sub. – wire depending on hook size

ABDOMEN: Micro Floss. Lt. Olive, Cascade Crest

RIB: One strand, dyed red peacock herl wrapped around Red Ice Thread

THORAX: Two separate strands dyed red peacock herl, wrapped around Tiemco 16/0 thread for durability

This is an up date on a pattern that I successfully used on a lot of Eastern Sierra waters and in Colorado as well, back in the late 70’s and early 80’s…it comes from this interesting book which was published in 1977 and pre-dates that “other” book by GLF

CADDIS AND THE ANGLER BOOK -1-I will add one or two others from this book, updated of course, before this series of Caddis is completed…

POP EWR CADDIS -1-This guy says, “They WORK !!!”…

STICK BRACHY -2-

Brachycentrus larvae – STICK CADDIS –

MAT BRACHY STICK CADDIS -1-Materials for Brachycentrus larvae – STICK CADDIS …

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, TMC 3761, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16,0 Brown

UNDER ABDOMEN/HEAD: Nature’s Spirit Emergence Dubbing, Caddis Green

RIB: Ice Thread, Brown

ABDOMEN/BODY: 3 Olive PT Fibers/ 2 natural PT Fibers for size #16…all materials are tied towards the bend of the hook

LEGS: 6-8 Small Strands DNA Holo Fusion, clipped short

This is the ubiquitous “Stick Caddis” found hanging off sticks, vegetation and rocks in Eastern Sierra waters and almost everywhere else. It is the Larvae of the famous Mother’s Day Hatch and there are a gazillion of these guys in the Lower Owens and East Walker Rivers. They produce two hatches  on these waters -one in the Spring and a smaller version in the Fall…Tie ’em in #14 – #18 and this portion of the hatch is covered. The Trout will take these case and all !!!

SPRING EWR MOO -1-Michael working some swift riffles on the East Walker River…this place is loaded with Caddis of varying species…90% of the time, the Trout in here are not looking up…fish the pattern deep, bouncing the bottom and a lot more hook-ups will result…

BRACHY SC SH -1-Brachycentrus larvae…”STICK CADDIS” – TUNG SH…

MAT BRACHY SH TUNG SC -1-Materials for Brachycentrus larvae…”STICK CADDIS” – TUNG SH…

HOOK: TMC 5262, # 14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black or Gordon Griffith 14/0, Sheer, Black

RIB: Ice Thread, Gray

UNDER ABDOMEN: Trouthunter Caddis Green Dubbing

OVER ABDOMEN: Moose Body hair – #16, 4 hairs – wrap GENTLY

HACKLE: Black Starling

BEAD: Black Tungsten, 1 size undersize (ie. 5/64″ for #16)

Another cased Grannom (Mother’s Day Caddis) pattern from Westfly . 

This pattern is meant to be fished dead drift and deep in water like this that holds many different types of cased and free living Caddis…

CADDIS WATER EWR -1-Turbulent, Caddis -y water on the East Walker River in the “Miracle Mile” section…so, I’d use the cased Caddis as my lead fly and a Cream Miracle Midge, Baetis Nymph or a small attractor like a “Pinkie” or Black rainbow Warrior as my dropper in Mid to late May…just one combo I’d try… first…here…

NEXT: “Getting Jiggy with it”...and MORE…EURO TYPE STUFF…

PT/TB

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